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NOVEMBER 2013 issue of
Rental Management

People on the Move

Hertz Global Holdings

Elyse Douglas

Elyse Douglas, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, Hertz Global Holdings, Park Ridge, N.J., has decided for personal reasons to step down from her current role, effective Oct. 1, 2013. Douglas will stay with the company through Dec. 31, 2013, helping the company complete several strategic projects and assisting in the transition of her responsibilities to her successor, David Rosenberg, currently the chief financial officer of Hertz International, who will serve as the company’s chief financial officer on an interim basis while internal and external candidates are considered to fill the position.





Signature Systems Group

Seth Gordon

Arnon Rosan, president and CEO of Signature Systems Group, plans to shift leadership of the company to Seth Gordon, who will become Signature’s president and chief operating officer, effective Nov. 4, 2013. Rosan founded Signature in 1998, building its product line, manufacturing capabilities and distribution of modular flooring systems, access solutions and temporary fencing. He is stepping outside of the manufacturing and events industries into a new role at a start-up tech company. Gordon was hired in 2008 as Signature’s director of business development and promoted to senior vice president of strategy in 2012.





Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Peter Blake

Peter Blake, CEO, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, will step down in May 2014 at the time of the company’s next annual general meeting. During the interim, Blake will remain as CEO while the company’s board will initiate a search for his replacement. Blake joined Ritchie Bros. in 1991 and has served as CEO since 2004. “I’m proud of how Ritchie Bros. has evolved in the last decade and of the accomplishments that our people have made in growing the company’s service to customers and value for shareholders. Together, we have established a strong platform for growth and are poised to go to the next level. In thinking about the company’s next step and my own professional future, I have decided that the time is right for a new CEO to lead Ritchie Bros. into the exciting next phase that is ahead,” Blake said.




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