Oshkosh announces plan for new CEO

20 November 2020

Oshkosh, parent company to JLG, has announced that Wilson R. Jones will be retiring as CEO and as a member of the board, from 2 April 2021, following 15 years at the company. 

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Wilson R. Jones (left), and John C. Pfeifer

John C. Pfeifer, OshKosh Corp’s president and chief operating officer (COO), has been named as Jones’ successor and will serve as president and CEO.

Pfeifer joined Oshkosh in May 2019 and has been responsible for overseeing the company’s Access Equipment, Fire & Emergency and Commercial segments.

When he was appointed president in May 2020, he also assumed responsibility for the company’s Defense segment and the global supply chain, digital technology and marketing functions. Prior to Oshkosh, Pfeifer led Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corp. and a supplier of marine propulsion systems. 

“It has been a privilege to serve as CEO of this great company for the last five years,” said Jones.

“I am proud of the achievements we have made in our culture, products and services and know they would not have been possible without the collective efforts of our 15,000 dedicated and talented team members around the world.

“Oshkosh is well positioned for the future, and I believe it is the right time to welcome John Pfeifer as our next CEO. Having worked closely with John since he joined us in 2019, I have seen his commitment to our People First culture.

”Under his leadership, the company will continue to drive innovation, serve our customers and advance our business around the world. I look forward to supporting John and the team to ensure a smooth transition over the coming months.”

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