Wilson R. Jones
Chief Executive Officer, Oshkosh Corporation
Mr. Jones currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since 2016. Mr. Jones served as our President from 2012 to May 2020 and as our Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2015. He previously served as President of our Access Equipment segment from 2010 to 2012 and, before that, President of our Fire & Emergency segment from 2008 to 2010. In 2007, Mr. Jones was named President of Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. When he joined our Company in 2005, Mr. Jones was vice president, general manager of the Airport Products business unit. During his tenure with our Company, Mr. Jones has successfully driven domestic and international growth, overseen customer experience improvement initiatives and led global strategic planning and development. On November 17, 2020, Mr. Jones advised us of his intention to retire as Chief Executive Officer and a director effective April 2, 2021. As a result of our thoughtful and robust succession planning process, upon learning of Mr. Jones’ intention, the Board acted to elect John C. Pfeifer, the current President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective April 2, 2021. The Board of Directors also elected Mr. Pfeifer as a director of the Company, assuming that shareholders re-elect Mr. Jones as a director of the Company at the Annual Meeting, to fill the vacancy that would be created by Mr. Jones’ retirement from the Board.
Mr. Jones has long been in the specialty vehicle manufacturing industry and currently serves on the board of Thor Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles. He brings a deep knowledge of our industries, a strong customer relationship background and a thorough understanding of our Company’s domestic and global markets.