John M. Engquist

Executive Chairman and Director

John M. Engquist has served as Executive Chairman and Director of the Company since January 2019. Mr. Engquist previously served as President of the Company since its formation in September 2005 until November 2, 2012; and as Chief Executive Officer of the Company until January 2019. He had served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of H&E LLC from its formation in June 2002 until its merger with and into the Company in February 2006. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Head & Engquist Equipment, LLC (“Head and Engquist”) from 1990 and director of Gulf Wide Industries, LLC (“Gulf Wide”) from 1995, both predecessor companies of H&E LLC. From 1975 to 1990, he held various operational positions at Head & Engquist, starting as a mechanic’s helper. Mr. Engquist serves as a director on the boards of a number of private companies. He also serves on the Leadership Council of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and serves as a board member of Dream Day Foundation. Mr. Engquist also serves on the Board of Directors of Our Lady of Lake Regional Medical Center, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Engquist owns 75% of the membership interest in Old Towne Development Group, L.L.C. and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Managers. Mr. Engquist is a former board member of Baton Rouge Business Bank and Cajun Constructors, Inc.