John M. Engquist
John M. Engquist was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board on January 1, 2019. Previously, Mr. Engquist served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company since its formation in September 2005. Mr. Engquist served as President of the Company since its formation in September 2005 until November 2, 2012. 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. Mr. Engquist also serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Engquist also serves on the Board of Directors of Mohawk Industries, Inc., based in Calhoun, Georgia. 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.