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New CEO At BlueLine Rental

Posted on June 4, 2014

BlueLine Rental, a provider of small to medium-sized construction rental equipment, announced the appointment of Phillip H. Hobson as CEO.  Hobson succeeds Scott Hall, who left the company in early June.

Hobson joins BlueLine Rental from Mobile Mini, Inc., a provider of portable storage solutions, where he served as executive vice president, Operations. Prior to Mobile Mini, Hobson was a senior executive at RSC Holdings Inc. until the business was acquired by United Rentals in 2012. 

BlueLine Rental, previously Volvo Rents, was acquired in January by Platinum Equity. The BlueLine Rental brand identity was launched in February following the transition to new ownership.

With more than 130 rental stores across North America, BlueLine Rental serves a diverse customer base across multiple industries, including construction, oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, infrastructure, power, and metals and minerals. In addition to its expanding line of Volvo compact equipment – including backhoe loaders, compact wheel loaders, compact excavators and compaction equipment – the rental centers carry a range of equipment and tools for the construction, commercial, industrial and homeowner markets. The company focuses on daily, weekly and monthly rentals.