Do you know of a leader within the rental industry who is creative, innovative, dedicated and is a mentor who also has made significant contributions that have changed the national or international scope of the industry in a positive way? The American Rental Association (ARA) wants to know of these individuals in order to recognize and honor those who have made a difference in the rental industry with induction into the Rental Hall of Fame.
“The only way individuals can be considered for induction is through being nominated,” says Buddy Stubbs, ARA president from Busylad Rent-All, Tupelo, Miss. “Receiving quality nominations of those who have changed the rental industry on a national or international level is an important first step toward the induction process. Don’t assume that others have submitted a nomination — get your nominations to ARA.”
Those eligible for Hall of Fame consideration include any individual associated with the equipment rental industry whose significant contribution on the national or international level changed the industry. Nominations can be made online by visiting www.ARArental.org and clicking on “About the ARA,” then “Recognition” and “Hall of Fame.”
ARA created the Rental Hall of Fame in 2000 to foster an appreciation of the historical development of the rental industry and the leaders who have made the industry what it is today. To date, 29 industry veterans have been inducted. The 2010 induction will be held at The Rental Show in Orlando, Fla.
Those who have been inducted in the Rental Hall of Fame include: Bill Begley, Howard Burnett, Danny Cameron, R. Wayne Collett, Theodore V. deVries, John T. Doran Sr., George W. Gartner Jr., William P. Grasse, Sam Greenberg, Leonard Hawk, J.T. (Tom) Hawthorne, William “Dugan” Hill, Thomas “Mitch” Hoxie, Brad Jacobs, Daniel Kaplan, James Keenan, Andrew Kennard, Keith W. Klarin, Irving M. Levine, Robert H. MacFarland, Edwin Malzahn, Pamela McKenney, Roy Milling, Harold “Hal” Plugge Jr., William D. Ristow, C.A. “Ziggy” Siegfried Jr., Leo Swan, Klaus Wacker and S.G. Walker Jr.