SOURCE: Algeco Scotsman

January 10, 2011 11:40 ET

Algeco Scotsman Appoints Michael Hartigan to Vice President of Strategy and Business Development

Seasoned Mergers and Acquisition Executive Will Oversee Company's Market Growth Strategies

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - Algeco Scotsman, a leading global business services company focused on modular space and secure storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Hartigan, age 44, to the role of vice president of strategy and business development. Hartigan will assume responsibility for several emerging and developed market growth strategies and will support active business development efforts around the globe.

"Michael's strong global strategy development and execution skills coupled with his experience integrating acquisitions and joint ventures in several countries make him a welcome addition to the Algeco Scotsman team," said Duncan Gillis, chief executive officer of Algeco Scotsman. "With more than 20 years' experience, Michael will play a critical role in our company as we continue to execute our expansion strategy." 

As vice president of strategy and business development, Hartigan will work closely with Algeco Scotsman's leadership team, as well as the operating teams in North America, Europe, The Middle East and Asia. He is charged with expanding the company's global footprint through acquisitions and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Algeco Scotsman, Hartigan was the vice president of service and operational excellence at Otis Elevator, where he led the development and execution of worldwide strategy for Otis' global service business. In this role he also managed the implementation and execution of lean and quality programs in Otis' branch operations and factories worldwide. Prior to that, Michael held positions of increasing responsibility at Otis including: president, North American Elevator Service and vice president of worldwide marketing and business development. Before joining Otis, Hartigan was the director of corporate strategy and development at United Technologies Corporation and he was a former project leader at the Boston Consulting Group. 

Hartigan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. 

About Algeco Scotsman
Algeco Scotsman is a leading global business services provider focused on modular space and storage solutions. Operating as Williams Scotsman in North America and Algeco in Europe, the company manages a fleet of more than 300,000 units, with operations in Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. The company's reputation is grounded in exceptional customer service, effective management of business operations, and consistent product innovation. Algeco Scotsman's global presence combined with its local market expertise provides exemplary service tailored to meet the unique needs of customers throughout the world.