New president for Oshkosh

JLG’s parent company Oshkosh has promoted John Pfeifer to president and chief operating officer, reporting to chief executive Wilson Jones.

Pfeifer joined Oshkosh last May from Mercury Marine - where he had been president since 2014 - as chief operating officer responsible for overseeing the group’s commercial businesses, including the access equipment (JLG) and fire & emergency divisions - see: new COO for Oshkosh. In his new role, which he takes up on Monday, he will also assume responsibility for the defence division, global supply chain, digital technology and marketing functions. He is also a non-executive director of Manitowoc.

Speaking of the appointment Wilson Jones said: “Since joining Oshkosh, in addition to leading our non-defence segments, John has been instrumental in supporting our MOVE strategy, leading our simplification and productivity efforts, driving innovation and growing our life cycle parts and services. Additionally, John has demonstrated strong People First leadership in helping to quickly implement a robust response to the Covid-19 pandemic by focusing on the wellbeing of our team members and communities while continuing to support our customers. This transition of the president role to John reflects our confidence in him and his ability to lead and advance the company.”

Pfeifer added: “Oshkosh is truly a different integrated global industrial company. We have incredible people who are able to leverage operational synergies, technology and scale to meet the needs of diverse customers. I am committed to our purpose of making a difference for those who build, serve and protect communities around the world. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Wilson, our leadership team and our talented team members as we position Oshkosh for long term success.”


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