Trench Plate® Rental Co.(“TPRC”) is pleased to announce that Philip S. Mason has joined the company as President & CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors. Phil brings more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in equipment rental, services and manufacturing industries. He has an extensive and successful track record centered around business strategy and growth.
Growing and improving equipment rental businesses has been a central focus of Phil’s career. Most recently, Phil was President of GE’s Pressure Control business, a leading worldwide supplier and servicer of surface wellheads, “frac” rental systems and production equipment. The company operated over 80 locations globally, many serving as rental hubs for their extensive fleet of valves, pipe and tools. Prior to Pressure Control, Phil led GE’s Subsea Services business where he had responsibility for subsea operations including the management of a rental fleet in excess of 17,000 assets across more than 100 countries. Earlier in his career, Phil served in senior executive positions with several global oilfield service and equipment companies including Wellstream, VectoGray and Halliburton.
In conjunction with Phil joining TPRC, Graeme A. Gilfillan, former President & CEO, will become TPRC’s Chairman and remain a member of its Board of Directors. Graeme has served as TPRC’s President & CEO and as a Board member since August 2012. During his tenure, Graeme presided over a period of exceptional growth and business improvement, which included the Company’s footprint growing from 14 to 26 branches and revenue and earnings increasing by almost 3- and 6-fold, respectively. Graeme’s focus as Chairman will be on various special projects and to continue to help enable TPRC to provide its customers with the highest levels of service and efficiency.