Former Speedy Hire chief operating officer Adrian Murphy has been named as the new chief executive of Hewden.
Mr Murphy was formerly COO at Speedy Hire and managing director of Hilti.
He will be based at the plant hirer’s Manchester head office.
Former Hewden CEO Kevin Parkes announced last month that he would stand down after five years in the role.
Mr Murphy said: “I am delighted to be joining Hewden whose brand and tradition is so well recognised across the Industry. I look forward to meeting and working with my new team to further develop the business”.