BlueLine Rental Appoints Phillip H. Hobson CEO

By Joyce Dimaculangan

BlueLine Rental announced the appointment of Phillip H. Hobson as CEO. Mr. Hobson will replace Scott Hall who recently left the company. He will join BlueLine Rental from Mobile Mini, a provider of portable storage solutions, where he served as Executive Vice President, Operations. Prior to Mobile Mini, Mr. Hobson held several senior level positions, including Senior Vice President, Operations; Vice President, Innovation; and Director of Internal Audit, at RSC Equipment Rental.

Platinum Equity acquired BlueLine Rental, previously named Volvo Rents, in Phillip-Hobson-BlueLine-RentalJanuary. The BlueLine Rental brand identity was launched in February following the transition to new ownership.

According to Louis Samson, the partner at Platinum Equity who led the BlueLine Rental acquisition, “Phil’s experience at RSC is a perfect fit for BlueLine. He is passionate about the rental equipment business and is well-respected in the industry. His track record at RSC and throughout his career proves that he knows what it takes to build an industry leader.”

Mr. Hobson joined RSC in 1998 and served in various operational and financial roles for 14 years. RSC was one of the largest equipment rental providers in North America with revenue of $1.5 billion and operates in more than 400 locations.

Mr. Hobson obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

About BlueLine Rental
BlueLine Rental, formerly Volvo Rents, rents a line of essential equipment for the construction, commercial, and industrial markets. The company serves customers in various industries, including construction, oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, infrastructure, power, and metals and minerals. Additional information is found at

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