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Essex appoints COO, CFO resigned

Staff writer |
Buffalo Grove, Ill., USA - Essex Rental Corp., a provider of rental and distribution for mobile cranes, announced the appointment of Nicholas Matthews to the newly created position of chief operating officer.

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Mr. Matthews brings approximately 20 years of experience including business and operational leadership to his role as Essex's new COO.

Prior to joining the Company, he served as Vice President and Group Executive for Railcar Operations at GATX, a global leader in railcar leasing.

Prior to GATX, he held a variety of operational roles at FreightCar America and Trinity Industries.

Additionally, the Company announced the resignation of Marty Kroll, Essex's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Kroll joined Essex in May 2001 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Essex, Mr. Kroll worked for Outokumpu Group, a copper fabrication manufacturing business headquartered in Finland.

He was President and Chief Financial Officer of Outokumpu's U.S. holding company and Director of Business Development of Outokumpu's international operations.

Prior to working at Outokumpu Mr. Kroll served as Director of Finance at American Brass, a privately held company in the copper and brass metal fabrication business.

Prior to working at American Brass Mr. Kroll spent eight years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and is a certified public account.