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Vardis Supports CFO Appointment at BlueLine Rental

Vardis Proud to Support Platinum Equity in the appointment of John Hafferty as CFO of BlueLine Rental


John Hafferty joins BlueLine Rental from Pacer International, a publicly traded transportation and global logistics services provider, where he has served as CFO since 2010. Prior to Pacer, he was CFO for the international division of Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, a global freight management company.

Hafferty will report to CEO Phil Hobson, the former RSC senior executive whose appointment BlueLine announced last week.  “John is a talented, proven CFO who will bring a lot of experience and valuable perspective to BlueLine Rental at an exciting time in the evolution of the business,” said Hobson.

Prior to holding CFO positions at Pacer and Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, Hafferty served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development for Schenker, Americas, a unit of Schenker Logistics, Co., a global transportation and logistics company.

He also held various positions at UPS, including Executive Vice President, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, chief operating officer of UPS Freight Services, and chief financial officer of UPS International Package Operation. Hafferty earned a bachelor of science in business administration and accounting at Kansas State University.

BlueLine Rental, formerly Volvo Rents, operates in more than 130 rental stores in North America. The company operates a network of company-owned rental stores and franchised rental stores in North America. Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O(R) firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, logistics, metals services, manufacturing and distribution.

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