Ahern Equipment Rentals Executive Bios

Don F. Ahern | Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Don Ahern - President and Chief Executive Officer Don F. Ahern has been our President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since February 1994. Prior to that, since 1978, Mr. Ahern was the sole proprietor of Los Arcos Equipment, an equipment rental company. Mr. Ahern has over 30 years of experience in the equipment rental industry. Mr. Ahern is Evan B. Ahern’s father.

Evan B. Ahern | President

Evan Ahern - Executive Vice President Evan B. Ahern has been our Executive Vice President since March 2004 and joined our board of directors in April 2004. He served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) from 1998 to May 2007. Between 1993 and 1998, Mr. Ahern was responsible for managing and implementing our technology infrastructure. From 1990 through 1993, Mr. Ahern held various other positions with the Company. Mr. Ahern has been and continues to be involved in nearly every aspect of the Company’s operations. He spends much of his current time in business development activities, branch level process reengineering and training, and technology integration into every aspect of our business to improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness. Mr. Ahern is Don F. Ahern’s son.

Howard L. Brown | Vice-Chairman and Secretary

Howard L. Brown has been our Chief Financial Officer since September 1997. He joined our board of directors in April 2004. Mr. Brown has over 34 years of finance experience. Prior to joining us, from October 1995 through September 1997, Mr. Brown was Chief Financial Officer of the H&O Foods division of Rykoff-Sexton, Inc. (now known as U.S. Foodservice, Inc.), the largest food service distributor in Las Vegas, Nevada. From September 1992 through October 1995, Mr. Brown was Chief Financial Officer of H&O Foods, Inc.

D. Kirk Hartle | Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

D. Kirk Hartle has been our Vice President of Finance since September 2007 and previously served as our Director of Finance since he was hired in February 2004. His responsibilities include oversight of all accounting and financial reporting for the Company. During his career, Kirk has held senior management positions in public accounting with KPMG LLP and Deloitte LLP. Prior to joining Ahern Rentals, Kirk was CFO for five years with a publicly held golf retail and sports entertainment company. Also, Kirk is the former President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni Association and has served on its Board of Directors for 12 years.

Mark J. Wattles

Mark J. Wattles joined our board of directors in April 2004. Mr. Wattles founded Hollywood Entertainment Corporation (“Hollywood”), a chain of video rental and game stores, in June 1988, and until September 1998 he served as Hollywood’s Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer. From August 1998 through June 2000, Mr. Wattles left his full-time position at Hollywood and served as Chief Executive Officer of Reel.com, then a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood. In August 2000, Mr. Wattles returned full time to Hollywood to assist with changes in its business strategy. He served as President of Hollywood from January 2001 until January 2004 and as Chief Executive Officer from January 2001 until February 2005. Since January 2005, Mr. Wattles has served as President of Mark Wattles Enterprises, LLC, a capital management company that invests in companies providing consumer products and services. In April 2005, Ultimate Acquisition Partners, L.P., an entity owned by Mark Wattles Enterprises, LLC, purchased from Ultimate Electronics, Inc. the assets associated with 32 Ultimate Electronics and SoundTrack stores. Since that time, Mr. Wattles has served as Chief Executive Officer of Ultimate Acquisition Partners, L.P., which does business as Ultimate Electronics and SoundTrack and is a retailer of home entertainment and consumer electronics products. In 2001, Mr. Wattles was appointed to the National Advisory Council of the Marriot Business School at Brigham Young University.

Mark S. Brown

Mark S. Brown has been our Vice President of Growth and Development since February 2002 and is responsible for expanding our operations and sales by opening new branches and enhancing our performance in current branches. Mr. Brown has over 27 years of experience in the equipment rental industry. From January 1999 through February 2002, Mr. Brown was branch manager of our Sacramento store, and was responsible for supervising the operations and sales of that store. Prior to joining us, from March 1979 through January 1999, Mr. Brown was an operations manager for Thomas Equipment, an equipment rental company, where he was responsible for the company’s operations and sales.

Bruce Rocheleau | VP of Global Purchasing & Aftermarket Parts Support

Bruce Rocheleau joined Ahern Rentals in February 2014. Bruce has been in senior executive management positions over the last five years. Prior to that he has been an effective manager within the equipment rental industry for over twenty years. As Nation Corporate Manager of Procurement Parts & Warranty Operations for United Rentals Inc. from December 2001 until April 2009, being responsible for field spport, fleet operations, aftermarket procurement and warranty management. Mr. Rocheleau has approximately 28 years of experience overall within purchasing and operational management. From July 1995 through December 2001, Mr. Rocheleau was employed by McClinch Aerial Rental in Fairfield Connectivut, managing 9 locations in CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD, and VA as Corporate Prchasing and Inventory Manager, responsible for supervising operations for all highly successful and profitable branches throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. From April 1979 through Jun 1995, Mr. Rocheleau served in numerous roles as purchasing manager for multiple manufacturing companies in various industries withing the Connecticut and New York Metroplitan Areas.

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