A-Plant Appoints Andy Wright as CEO

news 02 Mar 2020

A-Plant, the UK’s leading equipment rental company has announced that Andy Wright has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Andy joined A-Plant from Speedy Hire in February 2019 as Chief Operating Officer.

Andy has over 30 years’ UK and international experience working within the equipment rental industry, previously holding positions with Aggreko PLC, Speedy Hire and Lavendon Group.

Andy has ambitious plans to transform the A-Plant business, introducing new products and services, and investing in technology that makes it better, easier and faster for customers.

Andy wants to focus on providing colleagues with the right tools, training and development to be the best they can be, and create a culture where people can achieve their career goals.

I’m delighted and proud to be appointed as the CEO of A-Plant, and I’m looking forward to the exciting opportunity ahead. A-Plant is an incredible business, that’s grown significantly in the last decade. We’ve some unbelievably talented and dedicated people that are undoubtedly experts in the markets that we operate in. When I joined A-Plant I knew that I was joining a fantastic team that were leading the way in equipment rental, and everything I’ve seen in the last year has confirmed this for me. We’ve undertaken a strategic review which has enabled us to make exciting and robust plans for the future. The scale of our capabilities is limitless, and as leaders in our sector we’ll deliver a world class experience to our customers that re-define their service level expectations.
Andy Wright, Chief Executive Officer - A-Plant
Over the last several months Andy has clearly demonstrated his ability to guide our organisation through a period of change in a thoughtful and inclusive manner, leveraging both his leadership and broad industry knowledge. I’m pleased to announce his appointment and I wish him all the best in his new role. I look forward to working closely with him to achieve our ambitious goals for the business.
Brendan Horgan, Chief Executive - Ashtead Group PLC

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