Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 16, 2022



H&E Equipment Services, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)






7500 Pecue Lane


Baton Rouge, Louisiana



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: 225 298-5200


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d) On September 16, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Jacob Thomas as director of the Company. Upon Mr. Thomas’ appointment as a director of the Company, the size of the Board was expanded from nine (9) to ten (10) members. Mr. Thomas does not currently serve on any committees of the Company.

Mr. Thomas, age 55, currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The Carlstar Group LLC. Mr. Thomas previously served as Group President, Engine Mobile Filtration and Executive Officer of CLARCOR, from 2015 to 2018, President, Diaphragm and Dosing Pumps Group, of IDEX Corporation, from 2014 to 2015, and President, Latin America, and Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Product Development, of Terex Corporation, from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Thomas received his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Thomas and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Thomas was selected as a director of the Company. Mr. Thomas does not have any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction requiring the disclosure of the information required by Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There is no material plan, contract or arrangement to which Mr. Thomas is a party or in which he participates that is entered into, or material amendment in connection with the triggering event, or any grant or award to Mr. Thomas or modification thereto, under any such plan, contract or arrangement in connection with any such event. There are also no family relationships between Mr. Thomas and any director or executive officer of the Company.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


September 19, 2022


/s/ Leslie S. Magee




Leslie S. Magee
Chief Financial Officer