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TNT Crane & Rigging names CEO

By Stephen Elliott

April 9, 2023

TNT Crane & RiggingTNT Crane & Rigging (TNT), Houston, has named Mark Irion as CEO. Irion succeeds Mike Appling, who has served as TNT’s CEO since 2007. Appling will remain at the company until April 30, 2023. 

Irion has nearly 25 years of experience in the equipment rental industry and will continue as a director on TNT’s board, where he has served since June 2020. He most recently served as chief financial officer of Herc Holdings, where he was recognized for helping to drive strategies that improved fleet efficiencies and accelerated strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity.  

“Mark is an accomplished leader with the right vision and capabilities to lead TNT’s next chapter of growth and success,” said David Fanta, chairman of TNT’s board of directors. “He brings extensive industry knowledge and deep financial acumen to the company. Having served on our board for nearly three years, he already has a strong understanding of TNT’s business, strategy, culture and opportunities. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Mark to execute TNT’s plans to accelerate profitable growth.” 

Irion said, “I am excited to take on this role and to lead TNT forward as we continue to deliver superior customer service with our unparalleled expertise and capabilities. What has always stood out at TNT is our culture that puts people first.”