VANCOUVER, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated
(the "Company") (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial
auctioneer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Olsson to
the Company's Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2013.
Mr. Olsson is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and a
Director of Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: MINI), the world's leading
provider of portable storage solutions. Mr. Olsson had been President,
Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of RSC Holdings, Inc., a
premier provider of rental equipment in Canada and the United States,
prior to their acquisition by United Rentals, Inc. in April 2012.
Previously he had served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating
Officer of RSC Holdings, Inc. In addition, he held various senior
positions in the United States, Brazil, and Sweden in his 13 years with
industrial equipment maker Atlas Copco AB, an industrial group with
world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining
equipment. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics
from the University of Gothenburg.
Peter Blake, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and a director
remarked: "We are pleased to welcome Erik to our Board and are
confident that his 25 years of international and executive management
experience within the equipment industry will strengthen our ability to
deliver shareholder value."
Coincident with the appointment of Mr. Olsson, the Company's Board of
Directors increased the total number of directors of the Company from
seven to eight.
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is the world's
largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation,
agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and
other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell
equipment with confidence, including live unreserved public auctions
with on-site and online bidding (rbauction.com), the EquipmentOneTM secure online marketplace (EquipmentOne.com), a professional corporate asset management program, and a range of
value-added services, including equipment financing for customers
through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (rbauctionfinance.com). Ritchie Bros. has operations in more than 25 countries, including 44
auction sites worldwide. Learn more at RitchieBros.com.
SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers