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Pinera named CEO at National Trench Safety

By Stephen Elliott

April 21, 2024

Fernando PineraFernando Pinera has been appointed CEO of National Trench Safety (NTS), a national pure play trench safety solutions provider. Pinera has more than 20 years of rental, operational, sales and financial leadership. Most recently, he held the CEO position for SmartEquip, a leader in equipment lifecycle management, service, and procurement support for the global construction industry. He led a successful sale to Ritchie Bros. in 2021.

“I have known Fern for many years, and I am thrilled that he is joining the NTS team. I can confidently say that he is the perfect person to help lead the company through its next phase of growth,” said Bruce Dressel, chairman of the board of directors of NTS and a Tailwind Capital Operating executive. “He has a long and proven track record of building successful rental companies, and his skills and experience perfectly complement the leadership team at NTS.”

“National Trench Safety has a terrific market reputation as a leading trench safety solutions company that is well positioned for tremendous, profitable growth and value creation,” Pinera said. “I am extremely excited to join such a wonderful team and am looking forward to contributing to the company’s next phase of growth while delivering on our commitments to all of our stakeholders.”