Matthew Smith

12 to watch under 40

Wayne Walley
Matthew Smith, 37, has what is a somewhat typical story about how he became involved in the equipment and event rental industry — by accident.

Sean Williams

12 to watch under 40

Wayne Walley
During the Great Recession in 2009, it wasn’t easy to find work. That’s when a friend helped Sean Williams get an interview for an entry-level spot sweeping the floors and washing chairs at First Place Rental, Oswego, Ill.

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