Oshkosh makes senior appointments

By Maria Hadlow20 July 2011

Oshkosh the parent company of JLG has appointed two new, independent directors to the board and Colleen Moynihan has joined the company as senior vice president of TQM (Total Quality Management).

Peter Hamilton, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Brunswick Corporation, and Duncan Palmer, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Owens Corning have been appointed to the audit Committee. The Oshkosh Board now consists of 13 directors, 12 of whom are independent.

"We are delighted to add two new, independent directors of Peter and Duncan's caliber to Oshkosh's Board of Directors," said Charles Szews, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. "Peter and Duncan are both highly qualified and experienced professionals who bring to Oshkosh's Board proven leadership in global finance, manufacturing and innovation. We look forward to their new perspectives and valuable insights as we continue to execute our strategic priorities for the benefit of all Oshkosh shareholders."

Ms Moynihan's role is to enhance Oshkosh's quality standards company-wide, across the entire product lifecycle. She will champion Oshkosh's quality commitment to customers and implement a quality management system that fully integrates with the Oshkosh Operating System.

"We are very pleased to have someone of Colleen's high caliber and deep expertise join our company in this new position and to lead a new Total Quality Management organization," said Mr Szews. "Quality has always been an integral part of the Oshkosh process and we are intensifying our effort to take quality to the next level."

Prior to joining Oshkosh, Colleen served as Director, Global Quality & Manufacturing Engineering for Caterpillar Incorporated, one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction and mining equipment. At Caterpillar, she unified all business divisions under one quality management system delivering significant improvement in customer quality satisfaction.

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