Driven to lead. Built to last.

It started with a patent and a mission: to design and build innovative products that power global progress. Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917, driven by a breakthrough four-wheel drive system that gave people the courage and confidence to go places they never thought they would. Today, more than 14,000 Oshkosh team members are putting over 850 active patented technologies to work serving, developing and connecting communities around the world.

Born in Wisconsin. Making a difference around the world.
From Hagerstown to Houston, Italy to India, we’re working across five continents to build, serve and empower customers and communities around the world.

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It’s an honor to be a part of building something that saves people’s lives.”


They raise the bar with every truck. It gets better every single time.”


We're part of a team that wants to win, but win the right way. We do things ethically.”


Our history of combining leading technology and operational strength helps empower and protect the everyday hero.”

John Pfeifer, President and Chief Executive Officer

Our Leaders

John C. Pfeifer President and Chief Executive Officer
John J. Bryant Executive Vice President and President, Oshkosh Defense
Ignacio A. Cortina Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
James W. Johnson Executive Vice President and President, Fire & Emergency
Frank R. Nerenhausen Executive Vice President and President, Access Equipment
Michael E. Pack Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Bryan K. Brandt Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
J. Chris Freeders Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller
R. Scott Grennier Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Thomas P. Hawkins Senior Vice President, Government Relations
Anupam Khare Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Bradley M. Nelson Senior Vice President and President, Commercial
Emma M. McTague Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Our Directors

Stephen D. Newlin Chairman of the Board 
Retired Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Solutions
Keith J. Allman President and Chief Executive Officer, Masco Corporation
Tyrone M. Jordan Former, President & Chief Operating Officer, DURA Automotive Systems
Kimberley Metcalf-Kupres Retired Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Raymond T. Odierno Retired General, United States Army
Craig P. Omtvedt Retired, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Fortune Brands, Inc.
Duncan J. Palmer Retired Global Chief Financial Officer, Cushman and Wakefield
John C. Pfeifer President and Chief Executive Officer, Oshkosh Corporation
Sandra E. Rowland Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Xylem Inc.
John S. Shiely Chairman Emeritus, Briggs & Stratton Corporation

More than a century of moving the world forward

In 1915, William Besserdich and Bernhard Mosling patented their innovative four-wheel drive system. Unable to find a buyer for their design, they endeavored to realize its promise themselves. That marked the start of Oshkosh Corporation—and set the tone for the next century. Ten brands, five continents and more than 850 active patents later, we’re still dreaming up new and better ways to make a difference around the world.