SOURCE: Algeco Scotsman

Algeco Scotsman

August 28, 2014 15:04 ET

Algeco Scotsman Appoints Rick Bennett as Vice President and General Manager of Remote Accommodations Division in Canada and Alaska

Seasoned Executive Joins Team Focused on Remote Accommodations Solutions for Companies Engaged in Remote Energy, Natural Resource, and Infrastructure Development

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) -  Target Logistics and Williams Scotsman, both key elements of Algeco Scotsman's group of companies, which are leading global providers of remote accommodations, modular space and storage solutions, respectively, today announced that Rick Bennett joined the company as Vice President and General Manager of its Remote Accommodations Division for Canada and Alaska.

"Rick's two decades of experience in the remote accommodations sector, coupled with his background in hospitality management, make him the ideal candidate to execute our growth strategy in this very attractive market," said Brad Soultz, President of Algeco Scotsman's North American operations. "His track record of engaging with Canada's indigenous communities will significantly strengthen our business development efforts in Canada."

Based in the Williams Scotsman Calgary office, Mr. Bennett is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of the remote accommodations business in Canada. He will work to build upon Williams Scotsman's 15-year history in Canada and its established track record delivering modular space solutions to the premier operators in the energy, natural resources and construction sectors, with a particular emphasis on providing housing solutions for workers operating in remote areas.

Prior to joining Algeco Scotsman, Mr. Bennett served two years as Senior Vice President of Operations and Sales for Aramark Remote Workplace Services, a North American hospitality and catering provider, and spent 12 years in Canada and Australia with Compass Group PLC a global leader in hospitality and support services.

Mr. Bennett brings an extensive business development background through his experiences in both the North American and Australian remote accommodations markets. Working with Algeco Scotsman colleagues from Target Logistics in the United States and Ausco in Australia, he will work to expand Algeco Scotsman's global remote accommodations capabilities. Both Target Logistics and Ausco are Algeco Scotsman companies and leading providers of remote accommodations and other modular space and storage solutions in their respective markets. 

"I am honored to take this role and excited about the prospects ahead. Target Logistics and William Scotsman both have an enviable brand reputation, a vast market opportunity, and strategically located infrastructure, all supported by a leadership team focused on growth," said Mr. Bennett. "Our journey ahead presents opportunities for business development supported by our global accommodations capabilities. I look forward to working with the Algeco Scotsman team."

Bennett is a graduate of Humber College in Toronto and Queens University School of Business. 

About Algeco Scotsman
Algeco Scotsman is the leading global business services provider focused on modular
space, secure portable storage solutions, and remote workforce accommodation management. Headquartered in Baltimore, Algeco Scotsman has operations in 37 countries with a modular fleet of over 300,000 units. The company operates as Williams Scotsman and Target Logistics in North America, Algeco in Europe, Elliott in the United Kingdom, Ausco in Australia, Portacom in New Zealand, Eurobras in Brazil and Algeco Chengdong in China.

About Target Logistics
Target Logistics, an Algeco Scotsman company, is a global provider of workforce housing and one of the largest operators of turnkey solutions in North America. It operates in some of the world's most remote environments supporting oil, gas, mining and construction operations, government agencies, disaster relief and large-scale events with temporary workforce lodging, mobile crew camps and extended-stay hotels. Target Logistics was named by Inc. magazine in 2012 and 2013 as one of "America's Fastest Growing Private Companies." Visit www.targetlogistics.net or call (800) 832-4242.

About Williams Scotsman
Williams Scotsman, an Algeco Scotsman company, offers space solutions for the energy, construction, industrial, education, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets, with operations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Williams Scotsman serves customers' modular space and storage needs through a network of nearly 100 locations throughout North America. In addition to its core leasing business, the company manages and develops permanent modular structures. For more information, visit www.willscot.ca