JLG senior vice president of engineering retires

By Lindsey Anderson08 October 2008

Wayne MacDonald has announced his retirement from JLG after 30 years with the company

Wayne MacDonald has announced his retirement from JLG after 30 years with the company

Wayne MacDonald has announced his retirement from senior vice president of engineering at JLG.

With more than 30 years of work with the company, MacDonald will be missed, said Craig Paylor, Oshkosh executive vice president and JLG president.

"Since 1975, Wayne MacDonald has been a key member of the JLG family and instrumental to our success," Paylor said. "He has distinguished himself as an engineer, a visionary in innovation and a strong business leader. Wayne's commitment to customer focus, product innovation and continuous improvement has been instrumental in establishing and strengthening our global leadership position in the access industry. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Wayne for all that he has done in leading our organization, and the many enjoyable years we have spent building a great company together."

Tim Hatch, who will lead the engineering, new product and technology development, as well as testing and validation activities, succeeds MacDonald as JLG's new vice president of engineering. Hatch has been with JLG since Feb. 2008 and has more than 27 years of experience in project management, global engineering and manufacturing. He previous worked as engineer for Magna Closures, Wagon Engineering, Inc. and Ford Motor Company in the United Kingdom.

"Tim brings unique, strong expertise in lean engineering, designing for manufacturability and new product development to JLG which will prove critical as we continue to develop products for traditional and emerging markets," Paylor said.

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