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Challenging impossibilities through human-inspired innovations, upholding our promise to protect the environment, fostering a culture that champions diversity and places people and communities above all: Every facet of Oshkosh Corporation is exemplified in the direction and support of our leaders. With one eye on the present and the other squarely focused beyond the horizon, our executive leadership team and board of directors are poised to pave the way toward a more prosperous future for all.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
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Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Strategic Sourcing Officer
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Executive Vice President and President, Vocational
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Executive Vice President and President, Access
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Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Senior Vice President and President, Defense
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Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
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J. Chris Freeders
Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller
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Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
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Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
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Senior Vice President and Treasurer
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.
Chris Freeders is Oshkosh Corporation’s senior vice president, finance and controller, a position he has held since 2017. Mr. Freeders is responsible for accurate financial statements and effective internal control, compliance with global tax laws and financial planning and analysis.
Since joining the Company in 2005, Mr. Freeders has held various positions in finance including vice president, finance and assistant controller, senior director of financial reporting and director of financial reporting. Prior to joining Oshkosh, Mr. Freeders worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1992 to 2005, where he became audit senior manager, responsible for coordinating audits of private and public companies.
Mr. Freeders has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He received his certified public accountant certification in 1994.
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.
John Verich is Oshkosh Corporation’s senior vice president and treasurer, a position he has held since May 2022. Mr. Verich is responsible for Oshkosh’s global treasury operations including banking and cash management, credit and collections, customer finance programs, risk management and international sales support. He is also responsible for leading the corporate business development and strategy function.
Since joining Oshkosh Corporation in 2000, Mr. Verich has held finance roles of increasing responsibility in corporate treasury, the prior Fire & Emergency segment, the Defense segment and corporate business development.
Mr. Verich is a member of the New North, Inc. Board of Directors.
Mr. Verich is a veteran of the United States Army. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Stephen D. Newlin
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Keith J. Allman
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Douglas L. Davis
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Tyrone M. Jordan
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Duncan J. Palmer
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David G. Perkins
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Sandra E. Rowland
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John S. Shiely
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. Newlin brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing the distribution and management of global strategic operations. He has served as a top executive officer in the specialty chemical industry, has experience as a director of several public companies, and has a keen understanding of international business and regulatory issues as a result of his global executive management responsibilities. Mr. Newlin also has substantial M&A experience.
Mr. Allman has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Masco Corporation since 2014. From 2011 to 2014, he was Masco’s Group President, Plumbing and Cabinetry. Masco is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Allman was the Group Vice President, Plumbing Products and President of Delta Faucet Company. Previously, Mr. Allman held positions of increasing responsibility within Masco, including Executive Vice President, Operations of Masco’s Builder Cabinet Group. Prior to joining Masco, Mr. Allman held leadership positions in the engineering, manufacturing and quality management areas of General Motors Corporation.
Mr. Allman has strong business leadership qualities with significant experience as a change agent and process improvement leader. In addition, he brings significant experience in the automotive industry, international business, finance and accounting, marketing, product development and strategic planning.
From 1984 until his retirement in 2019, Mr. Davis held various leadership positions in engineering, manufacturing and operations with Intel Corporation. His most recent position was Senior Vice President of the Automated Driving Group which included responsibility for the initial formation and strategy of the automated driving business. In this role, he established Intel as a leading provider of microprocessor technology used in self-driving cars. Prior to his role as Senior Vice President of the Automated Driving Group, Mr. Davis served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Internet of Things Group at Intel. There, he led a worldwide organization responsible for Intel Architecture computing solutions consisting of hardware, software and services across market segments, including industrial automation, retail, aerospace, automotive and other intelligent systems applications.
Mr. Davis is a technology industry veteran who brings to our Board strong global strategic planning experience and business leadership qualities. He also brings valuable experience in research and development and business acquisitions.
From 2015 to 2019, Mr. Jordan served as the President & Chief Operating Officer of DURA Automotive Systems. DURA is a global designer and manufacturer of automotive components. In this role, he was responsible for all strategic growth and operational initiatives across the global enterprise which included operations in countries spanning Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Mr. Jordan began his career at General Motors Corporation. During his time at GM, from 1984 to 2009 and from 2014 to 2015, Mr. Jordan held numerous international operations, business development, strategy, marketing and sales, mergers and acquisitions and product development executive positions, including Global Executive Director of Product Development for New Vehicle Technologies and ultimately served as GM’s Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Customer Experience. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Jordan served United Technologies Corporation in prominent roles in manufacturing operations, purchasing, technology and engineering and ultimately served as Global Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain, Aerospace Systems.
Mr. Jordan has strong business leadership qualities and brings to our board insight into overseeing the management of global strategic operations. He also brings significant experience in the automotive industry, marketing, product development, and strategic planning.
From 1994 until her retirement in 2017, Ms. Metcalf-Kupres, held various leadership positions with Johnson Controls International plc, including most recently Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer which included responsibility for strategy, marketing, sales, product management, innovation, business transformation and communications for the company. Johnson Controls is a $30 billion global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader. Prior to her role as Chief Marketing Officer, from 2007 to 2013, she served as Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Sales of Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions business. She is a purpose driven leader and recognized champion of corporate responsibility, sustainability, and diversity and inclusion. She was a founding member of the Women’s Resource Network at Johnson Controls and has actively worked on gender parity issues through her participation on the World Economic Forum and other thought leadership forums. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Ms. Metcalf-Kupres held marketing and business development roles at Menasha Corporation, Scotsman Industries and ITW.
Ms. Metcalf-Kupres brings to our Board significant experience in sales and marketing, international business, strategy, innovation, government relations, leadership development, and corporate responsibility in a sophisticated, global, technology-driven company. She also has keen insight into the challenges of managing human resources in such an environment.
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.
From 1980 until his retirement as a four-star General in 2018, General (Ret.) Perkins held a variety of leadership positions within the United States Army and generated future requirements for all United States Army ground and air weapons systems and vehicles. His most recent position was the 15th Commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) where he was responsible for overseeing training of Army forces and development of operational doctrine. Under his leadership, TRADOC developed the Army’s concept of Multi-Domain Operations, which has become a driver for future change, not only in the U.S. Military, but around the world. Prior to commanding TRADOC, General (Ret.) Perkins was the 21st Commander of the Combined Arms Center and Commandant of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. In this role, he led the development and execution of the leader development strategy across the Army, management of the Army’s training support and development enterprises, and development and integration of the doctrine that the Army used worldwide to fight and win the nation’s wars.
General (Ret.) Perkins brings to our Board a deep understanding of extensive experience in governmental relations, organizational development and strategic operations.
Ms. Rowland was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Xylem Inc. on October 1, 2020. Xylem is a leading water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure challenges with technological innovation. From 2015 to 2020, Ms. Rowland served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. Harman is an approximately $8 billion company and a global leader in connected car technology, lifestyle audio innovations and more. In this position, Ms. Rowland led and integrated several acquisitions and was instrumental during Samsung Electronics’ acquisition of Harman. From 2013 to 2014, she was the Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations and, from 2012 to 2013, she was the Vice President, Investor Relations of Harman. Before joining Harman, Ms. Rowland held various positions of increasing responsibility in accounting and finance at Eastman Kodak Company where she worked from 2000 to 2012. She also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1993 to 2000.
Ms. Rowland brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing and evaluating the management of financial and strategic operations. She also brings valuable experience in international finance and accounting and international business management.
Mr. Shiely is the Retired Chairman of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a position he held until 2010. Briggs & Stratton a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. He was Chief Executive Officer at Briggs & Stratton from 2001 until 2009. Mr. Shiely joined Briggs & Stratton in 1986 and served in various capacities, including Vice President and General Counsel, Executive Vice President - Administration, and President. In addition to Oshkosh Corporation, Mr. Shiely is a director of Quad/Graphics Inc., BMO Financial Corporation and BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Mr. Shiely brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing and evaluating management and operations. He has extensive experience as a chief executive officer of a publicly-traded company, as well as experience on the boards of several other public companies. In addition, he has both legal and administrative expertise and experience managing international business operations.