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Byron Alleman selected to receive ARA Industry Ambassador Award

By Brock Huffstutler

November 28, 2023

Byron Alleman

Byron Alleman

Byron Alleman, retired owner of Lafayette Rental Service, Lafayette, La., has been selected to receive the 2023 American Rental Association (ARA) Industry Ambassador Award.

The Industry Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated long-term leadership and service to the association at the national, state, local or provincial levels.

During his career, Alleman was a tireless ambassador for the equipment rental industry in the state of Louisiana. He spent two decades in service on the ARA of Louisiana chapter board of directors, including multiple terms in the roles of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.

Alleman hosted industry meetings at his business 14 times, traveled the state visiting fellow rental store members, and coordinated needed equipment in hurricane-damaged areas. He was awarded the ARA Region Four Person of the Year award in 2008 and again in 2016 in recognition of his efforts to advance the industry and serve members in his area.

At the national level, Alleman served on the ARA Insurance Risk Management Committee in 2013 and on ARA’s Construction/Industrial & General Tool Shared Interest Group in 2016. In addition, he supported the industry’s legislative initiatives as a member of ARAPAC — ARA’s political action committee.