JLG Names New President

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Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh, Wis., has made presidential changes at the corporate level and in the Access Equipment and Commercial product segments, Effective Aug. 1, 2012, Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Access Equipment segment, which includes the JLG product line, will be president and chief operating officer (COO) of Oshkosh Corp. In his new capacity, Jones will lead and direct all aspects of the Access Equipment, Fire & Emergency and Commercial segments, along with the company’s Asian operations. He will report to Charlie Szews, current Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer (CEO).

 

Szews will continue to serve as CEO and as a member of the Oshkosh board of directors. John Urias, executive vice president and president of the Defense segment, along with all other members of the corporate executive operating team, will continue to report to Szews. As progress is made in executing the MOVE strategy, Jones will assume greater responsibilities including oversight of the Defense segment and certain corporate functions.

 

Succeeding Jones is Frank Nerenhausen, who will become president of the Access Equipment segment and remain an Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president. Nerenhausen currently is serving as Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Commercial segment and McNeilus, positions he has held since 2010.

 

Nerenhausen has been a driving force in improving the operational efficiencies of the Commercial segment, promoting compressed natural gas powered vehicle initiatives and leading this segment to profitability in spite of extremely low industry volumes. He has held a number of key executive sales and finance positions during his 26-year career with Oshkosh Corporation.

 

Todd Fierro is being promoted to Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial segment and McNeilus.

 

Fierro joined McNeilus in 2011 as vice president of operations for the Commercial segment and has been instrumental in improving operating efficiencies and quality while launching the lean principles and tools of the Oshkosh Operating System throughout the McNeilus operations. He has held key manufacturing positions at several companies including Ford Motor Company.