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Michael L. Watts

Lead Independent Director

Michael L. Watts has served as a Director since 2002 and as Chairman of the Board from December 2012 to September 2019. Mr. Watts is currently the President of Watts Investments LLC, a private investment and real estate development firm. Mr. Watts founded Sunstate Equipment Co. in 1977, where he served as Executive Chairman until February 2017. Sunstate Equipment Co. is one of the largest independently owned construction equipment rental companies operating in the United States. Mr. Watts cofounded specialty equipment rental companies Underground Safety Equipment, LLC in 2011 and Water Movers Equipment Company, in 2002, which was sold in 2013 to ETS and which Mobile Mini subsequently acquired in the ETS Acquisition. Mr. Watts also founded specialty equipment rental company, Trench Safety Equipment Company, and served as its Chairman from 1987 until the company was sold in 1998. Mr. Watts adds an independent voice and deep equipment rental industry knowledge to our Board.