The Rental Journal is a podcast dedicated to the equipment rental industry
#23 - Chatting With Michael McDaniel: I started my rental business on credit cards
Michael McDaniel is the Owner of Ideal Rent-All, an independent General Rental business based in Mount Vernon, Washington. Michael first started his business by floating the company on a credit cards and renting party supplies. Today Ideal Rent-All supplies general tools, construction, party and event equipment, housing over 1,500 assets that are available for rent. Michael is heavily involved with the American Rental Association, where he served a 3 year term as the ARA Region Eight Director.
#22 - Chatting With Adrian Manning: The journey from yardman to Coates Hire Chief Operating Officer
Adrian Manning is the Chief Operating Officer at Coates Hire, Australia's largest nationwide industrial and general equipment hire company. Adrian has worked from the ground up, being involved with companies such as Acme Hire, St George Hire, National Hire, Kennards Hire and now Coates Hire. Adrian shares his journey, while also providing some insight into key events such as the merger between National Hire and Coates Hire.
Coates Hire has a history that spans over 130 years and generates an estimated 1 billion AUD dollars in revenue each year.
#21 - Chatting With Jake White: The path to become a Kennards Hire Branch Manager
Jake White has over 9 years’ experience in the equipment rental industry, working his way up to become the Kennards Hire Concrete Care Branch Manager in Belmont Western Australia. Jake talks about joining the industry at 19 as a serviceman driver, working in various Kennards Hire speciality divisions, the process to eventually become a Branch Manager and provides some insight for others that are interested in following a similar path.
Podcast episode sponsored by: www.bigrentz.com
#20 - Chatting With Louise Azzopardi: The 1st female to win the National World Skills Competition in Heavy Vehicle Mechanics
Louise Azzopardi is a heavy vehicle mechanic by trade and has worked at companies such as Cummins and WesTrac. Louise talks about what it was like joining a male dominated industry and some of the challenges she was faced with. Louise was the 1st female to win gold at the Australian National World Skills Competition in the category of Heavy Vehicle Mechanics, and competed at an international level placing 4th in the world. Today Louise has a passion for training and assessment, passing her skills onto the next generation, while also completing public speaking and inspiring others.
#19 - Chatting With Jamie Haitas: I said I got nothing, I'm not going to work, I can't do it
Jamie Haitas is the General Manager at Mr Traffic Hire in Melbourne, Australia and has over 10 years experience in the industry, specializing in traffic management solutions. Jamie opens up about some of the struggles he went through from over working and putting too much pressure on himself.
#18 - Chatting With Federica Gargiuli: Overcoming the challenges of employee recruitment
Federica Gargiuli is regarded as one of the top recruitment specialist in the equipment rental industry, and is the Principal Consultant at Lead Group. Federica talks about her journey in the equipment rental industry, talks about some of the common challenges rental businesses are faced with and provides some tips on improving your recruitment strategy.
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