Oshkosh Corporation, a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, announces leadership changes at JLG Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers.
Effective August 1, 2012, Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Access Equipment segment and JLG, is promoted to president and chief operating officer (COO) of Oshkosh Corporation. 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)
Jones has led the Access Equipment segment since 2010. Under Jones’ leadership, the segment has accelerated global expansion and new product development in preparation for the global recovery in access equipment markets. Sales for the Access Equipment segment for full year fiscal 2012 are expected to be up 35 to 40% over fiscal 2011 totals.
Succeeding Jones is Frank Nerenhausen, who will become president of the Access Equipment segment and JLG and remain an Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president. Nerenhausen is currently 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 brings 26 years of experience in key executive sales and finance positions with Oshkosh Corporation to Access Equipment and JLG Industries, Inc.