Directors and officers
RETIRED CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF UNIVAR SOLUTIONS
Mr. Newlin was appointed Chairman of our Board in February 2020. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Newlin served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Solutions, and from 2018 to 2020, he served as Univar’s Chairman. Univar is a global distributor of chemicals and services. From 2006 to 2014, he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne Corporation and, from 2014 to 2016, as Executive Chair of PolyOne’s board. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Newlin was President, Industrial Sector of Ecolab, Inc. He previously spent 24 years at Nalco Chemical Company in positions of increasing responsibility and served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of Nalco from 2000 to 2001.
Mr. Palmer served as Global Chief Financial Officer for Cushman and Wakefield starting in 2014. He retired from this role at Cushman and Wakefield in February 2021. Cushman and Wakefield is a leading provider of commercial real estate services. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Palmer served as Group Finance Director of Reed Elsevier Group plc and its parent companies. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Palmer was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Owens Corning. Mr. Palmer had previously spent 20 years with Royal Dutch / Shell Group, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Upstream Commercial Finance, of Shell International Exploration and Production BV, and Vice President, Finance, Global Lubricants, for the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies. Mr. Palmer brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing and evaluating the management of financial and strategic operations. He has served on the boards of other public companies, has extensive experience in international financial and accounting positions, and has international business management experience.
DAVID G. PERKINS FORMER COMMANDER, UNITED STATES ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND (TRADOC), UNITED STATES ARMY
John Pfeifer is Oshkosh Corporation’s president and chief executive officer and is a member of the company’s Board of Directors, positions he has held since April 2021. He served as president and chief operating officer from 2019 to 2021.
Prior to joining Oshkosh Corporation in 2019, Mr. Pfeifer served 13 years with Brunswick Corporation, most recently as senior vice president and president of Mercury Marine, a global leader in marine propulsion systems, parts and accessories. During his Brunswick tenure, he also served as president of Brunswick Marine in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as president of the Brunswick Asia Pacific Group. Earlier in his career, he held executive and general management positions with ITT Corporation and Milacron, Inc. He brings over 25 years of senior leadership and global management experience to Oshkosh Corporation.
Mr. Pfeifer serves on the board of trustees at ThedaCare. He also serves on the board for the National Exchange Bank and Trust as well as the Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW).
Mr. Pfeifer holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and Japanese language from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Ignacio Cortina is Oshkosh Corporation’s executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary, a position he has held since February 2023. He has responsibility for all legal, regulatory, government relations, ethics and compliance, environmental and sustainability matters for the company.
Mr. Cortina previously served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary from 2015 to 2023. He has held various roles of increasing responsibility since joining Oshkosh Corporation in 2003. Prior to joining Oshkosh, he was in private practice in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Cortina currently serves on the board for Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT), the Fox Valley Technical College Foundation and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. He is also on the advisory council for the Hispanic National Bar Association PODER25 initiative.
Mr. Cortina holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from James Madison University and earned his law degree from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University. He is admitted to the Maryland and Washington, D.C. Bar and is registered as a Wisconsin in-house counsel.
Jay Iyengar is Oshkosh Corporation’s executive vice president and chief technology and strategic sourcing officer, a position she has held since January 2022. She has responsibility for Oshkosh’s vision and strategy that will drive the investment, development and deployment of leading-edge technologies. She is also responsible for global strategic sourcing activities focused on building a supply chain capable of delivering next generation technologies.
Ms. Iyengar has over 30 years of diverse industry experience across the automotive, aerospace, diversified industrial, agricultural and heavy-duty vehicle markets, most recently serving as chief technology and quality officer at CNH Industrial. Prior to this, she held the role of SVP, chief innovation and technology officer, for Xylem, Inc. and group vice president, engineering and technology, for Eaton Corporation’s Aerospace Group.
Ms. Iyengar is a board member of Array Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) Engineering Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization focused on introducing high school students to the various fields of engineering.
Ms. Iyengar holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Engineering in Karnataka, India. She also holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Jim Johnson is Oshkosh Corporation’s executive vice president and president, Vocational, a position he has held since February 2023. Mr. Johnson is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s Vocational segment, which includes Pierce Manufacturing, AeroTech, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh Airport Products, Frontline Communications, McNeilus refuse vehicles, Oshkosh S-Series front discharge mixers, IMT and Kewaunee Fabrications.
Mr. Johnson previously served as executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment from 2010 to January 2023. He joined Oshkosh Corporation in 2007, after holding positions in sales and marketing in the recreational vehicle industry. He is an attorney who spent several years practicing law in Indianapolis, Indiana with a focus on commercial litigation.
Mr. Johnson serves on the board of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and has served two terms on the board of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.
Mr. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University Bloomington and holds a law degree from Indiana University Indianapolis.
Mahesh Narang is Oshkosh Corporation’s executive vice president and president, Access, a position he has held since November 2023. Mr. Narang is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s Access segment, which includes JLG and Jerr-Dan.
Mr. Narang previously served as vice president and president of Components at Cummins Inc. from 2021 – October 2023. In this role, he was responsible for the strategic direction and led all operational aspects of the company’s global Components business. Mr. Narang held positions of increasing responsibility in various functional areas since joining Cummins in 2003.
Mr. Narang is a member of the Moog, Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) Board of Directors.
Mr. Narang holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Mumbai and earned master of business administration and master of engineering management degrees from Northwestern University.
Michael Pack is Oshkosh Corporation’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, a position he has held since April 2020. Mr. Pack is responsible for directing the company’s overall financial policies, as well as managing all financial functions including accounting, investor relations, treasury and insurance.
Since joining Oshkosh Corporation in 2006, Mr. Pack has held finance roles of increasing responsibility with the Fire & Emergency, Access and Commercial segments as well as corporate finance. Prior to joining Oshkosh Corporation, he was a senior audit manager at Grant Thornton LLP.
Mr. Pack has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a certified public accountant.
Tim Bleck is Oshkosh Corporation’s senior vice president and president, Defense, a position he has held since November 2022. Mr. Bleck is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s Defense segment, which includes Oshkosh Defense and Pratt Miller.
Mr. Bleck previously served as the vice president of finance for Oshkosh Defense from 2015 to 2022, controller of finance between 2010 and 2015 and a controller for the Oshkosh Commercial segment from 2006 to 2010. Before joining Oshkosh, Mr. Bleck held roles of increasing responsibility with Schreiber Foods and Deloitte and Touche.
Mr. Bleck has served as an executive sponsor for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) since 2015.
Mr. Bleck holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Bryan Brandt is Oshkosh Corporation’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer, a position he has held since September 2018. Mr. Brandt is responsible for the enterprise simplification, global banding and communications and community relations teams at Oshkosh.
Prior to joining Oshkosh, Mr. Brandt was part of Bemis Company, Inc., a global supplier of flexible packaging, now known as Amcor. He has served in several high-level roles, most recently as vice president of marketing and transformation.
Mr. Brandt is a member of the Oshkosh Area United Way Board of Directors and the vice president and trustee on the Oshkosh Corporation Foundation.
Mr. Brandt holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Anupam Khare is Oshkosh Corporation’s senior vice president and chief information officer, a position he has held since April 2018. Mr. Khare has responsibility for all digital technology efforts to support Oshkosh’s business growth and innovation efforts. In this role, he leads the company’s intelligent enterprise agenda which includes data science and artificial intelligence practice, digital manufacturing, cybersecurity and technology shared services to drive technology-enabled business transformation.
Prior to joining Oshkosh, Mr. Khare served as the executive director of digital technology at United Technologies Corporation from 2015 to 2018. Mr. Khare also served in positions of increasing responsibility at DuPont and Koch Industries in the U.S. and Asia.
Mr. Khare has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and earned his master’s degree in business administration from Indira Gandhi National University.
Emma McTague is Oshkosh Corporation’s senior vice president and chief human resources officer, a position she has held since February 2021. She has responsibility for all areas of human resources including leading the company’s global human resources strategy, supporting wellbeing initiatives, promoting an inclusive workplace, managing talent development and driving employee engagement.
Ms. McTague previously served as vice president of global human resources for the Access segment, a position she had since joining Oshkosh in 2015. Before joining Oshkosh, she worked with Hershey Foods for three years as a senior director and at GE Water & Process Technologies for 11 years in several human resources positions of increasing responsibility.
Ms. McTague is on the board of directors for Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation (NYSE: ZWS) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley.
Ms. McTague is originally from Ireland and has a bachelor of commerce degree in management and economics from University College Cork in Ireland. She also has a master’s degree in business administration with an international business emphasis from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.