Mr. Nicholas Matthews was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2014. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Essex Rental Corp. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Matthews served as Vice President and Group Executive for Railcar Operations at GATX, a global leader in railcar leasing, where he was responsible for GATX's North American railcar maintenance operations, engineering group, railcar service centers, field service activities and contract shop operations. Prior to GATX, Mr. Matthews held a variety of operational roles at FreightCar America and Trinity Industries. Mr. Matthews graduated from Grove City College with a BS in Industrial Management.
Mr. Kory Glen was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Essex Rental Corp in 2013. Prior to joining the Company in 2009, Mr. Glen served as Director of Financial Reporting of Equity Residential, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, where he was responsible for Securities and Exchange Commission financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 compliance and other accounting related responsibilities. Mr. Glen graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Accounting and received CPA certification.
Mr. Gregory Bellcoff was appointed as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing in January 2015. He previously served as Vice President of Rental Operations for Coast Crane Company from 2011 – 2014. During his career with Coast Crane Company, Greg has held various positions within the organizations Rental, Sales, and Service departments, from Rental Administration, Field Sales, to Director of Corporate Sales.
Mr. Troy Jordan was appointed General Manager and Business Development - Gulf Region in January 2015. Troy graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Accounting.
Mr. Tom Whalen was appointed Vice President and General Manager – Western Region in January 2014. He previously served as Vice President of Operations for Coast Crane Company from 2011 – 2014. During Tom's career with Coast Crane Company, he has held positions as Field Sales, Regional Sales Managers, and Branch Manager with experience in all facets of the Operations, and sales departments at Coast Crane Company.
Mr. John Johnson joined Coast Crane in August of 2005 as the Director of Human Resources. John graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Industrial Relations/Human Resource and also holds an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. John has over 15 years of experience as a as Risk/HR/Safety Manager for two of the largest road builders in the Chicagoland area. John was also a producer for a commercial insurance broker for 3 years. And, John was an adjunct professor for a local community college for 5 years, teaching courses in OSHA and HR.