Hertz CEO says has made 'significant progress' in 1H17 on turnaround plan
"We have made significant progress in the first half of the year, executing on our operating turnaround plan. Of course, the hard work always comes before the pay off as reflected in our second quarter results, where increased spending to fix areas of weakness and invest in areas of opportunity were exacerbated by a challenging vehicle residual environment in the U.S.," said Kathryn V. Marinello, president and chief executive officer of Hertz. "On the upside, we have now completed our U.S. fleet transformation, redesigned 37 Hertz airport locations for Ultimate Choice, updated our financial and revenue management systems, and introduced new management tools and resources to drive service excellence. Admittedly, we still have a lot of work to do, but these early wins are evidence that we have the right plan in place to ultimately achieve best-in-class outcomes."