John C. Pfeifer
President and Chief Operating Officer
John Pfeifer is Oshkosh Corporation’s President and Chief Operating Officer, a position to which he was appointed in May 2020. Most recently, Mr. Pfeifer served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Pfeifer brings over 25 years of senior leadership and global management experience and is responsible for strategic growth initiatives and executing Oshkosh’s business strategy.
Prior to joining Oshkosh Corporation, Mr. Pfeifer spent 13 years with the Brunswick Corporation as president of the Brunswick Asia Pacific Group, president of Brunswick Marine in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and most recently as president of Mercury Marine. Mercury Marine is a global leader in the marine propulsion industry. Prior to his affiliation with Brunswick, Mr. Pfeifer held executive and general management roles with ITT Corporation and Milacron, Inc.
Mr. Pfeifer is on the board of directors of The Manitowoc Company, a global leader of industrial cranes and lifting solutions. He is also on the board of the National Exchange Bank and Trust and is on the board of trustees at Marian University. Mr. Pfeifer has also served on the boards of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, as well as Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.
Mr. Pfeifer has a bachelor’s degree in economics and Japanese language from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.