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Oshkosh Corporation Appoints John C. Pfeifer to Additional Role of President

May. 08, 2020

OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and equipment, today announced that John C. Pfeifer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Oshkosh, effective May 11, 2020. Mr. Pfeifer will continue to report to Wilson R. Jones, Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Pfeifer joined Oshkosh in May 2019 and has been responsible for overseeing the Company’s Access Equipment, Fire & Emergency and Commercial segments. As President, Mr. Pfeifer will also assume responsibility for the Company’s Defense segment and the global supply chain, digital technology and marketing functions.

“Since joining Oshkosh, in addition to leading our non-Defense segments, John has been instrumental in supporting our MOVE strategy, leading our simplification and productivity efforts, driving innovation and growing our lifecycle parts and services,” said Jones. “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.”

“Oshkosh is truly a different integrated global industrial company,” commented Pfeifer. “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.”

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs more than 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, CON-E-CO® and London™. For more information, visit

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Forward Looking Statements

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Patrick Davidson
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

Bryan Brandt
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Source: Oshkosh Corporation

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