National Trench Safety (NTS), the nation’s largest pure play trench safety solutions provider, announced the appointment of Fernando Pinera as its new chief executive officer, effective April 1, 2024. 

Pinera has a deep background in rental and brings over 20 years of rental, operational, sales and financial leadership to the company. Most recently, he held the position of chief executive officer for SmartEquip, a leader in equipment lifecycle management, service, and procurement support for the global construction industry. He spent 13 years with SmartEquip, holding senior vice president client operations and chief operating officer roles before assuming the CEO role in 2020 and leading a successful sale to Ritchie Bros. in 2021. Prior to those roles, Pinera spent 10 years with NationsRent Companies Inc., where he advanced from vice president of operations to vice president of fleet and asset management.