Oshkosh Defense Announces U.S. and International Business Unit Leaders
OSHKOSH, Wis., (June 27, 2016) — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, announces key leadership promotions for three of its business units responsible for serving the global defense tactical wheeled vehicle market. The three business units &emdash; International, Joint Programs and Army and Marine Corps Programs, will drive Oshkosh Defense’s efforts to achieve near-term business goals, and position the organization for future growth.
“We’re pleased to promote three very experienced, committed Oshkosh Defense leaders to oversee all of our tactical wheeled vehicle programs around the globe,” said John Bryant, senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense. “Our leaders and their teams will have strong alignment to our customers to ensure that they receive the industry’s best products and services to achieve their mission.”
George Mansfield has been promoted to vice president and general manager of International Programs for Oshkosh Defense. In this role, Mansfield will lead the business unit serving military and security organizations around the world. Mansfield has been instrumental in managing a wide range of domestic and international defense programs including MTVR, FMTV, FHTV, LVSR and the Wheeled Tanker program for the United Kingdom. Most recently, Mansfield led the Company’s strategy to expand the M-ATV Family of Vehicles to serve international markets.
Dave Diersen has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Joint Programs. In this role, Diersen will lead the business unit serving U.S. joint program customers, including the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. Prior to his promotion, Diersen managed critical programs including JLTV and the Marine Corps’ MTVR. Diersen brings more than 22 years of Marine Corps and Navy service to his role at Oshkosh.
Pat Williams has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Army and Marine Corps Programs. In this role, Williams will lead the business unit serving U.S. Army and Marine Corps customers. He previously served as the senior director for a portfolio of multiple U.S. Army and Marine Corps programs including M-ATV, EBFL, P-19R, LVSR, MTVR and Integrated Logistics Support.
Mike Ivy will continue in his role of vice president of Global Integrated Product Support, where he leads life cycle sustainment support of all Oshkosh Defense products and aftermarket services, including product training, technical manuals, provisioning, spare parts, kits, field service operations, warranty and related technical services.
For nearly 100 years, Oshkosh has been a pioneer in designing, integrating, manufacturing and sustaining military vehicles including a full portfolio of heavy, medium, MRAP, aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF), and light vehicles. Oshkosh serves armed forces around the globe and has produced and sustained more than 150,000 tactical wheeled vehicles for the United States and its allies.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse collection businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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