Oshkosh Names Hove President of Defense Business
March 2, 2009 – OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today that R. Andy Hove has joined the company as executive vice president and president, Defense. Hove will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s approximately $2 billion defense business segment, including tactical wheeled vehicle programs, technology development and aftermarket parts and service. Hove succeeds W. John Stoddart, who retired in February after 14 years with the company.
“We are pleased to have a talented individual such as Andy join Oshkosh Corporation to lead our Defense business. He is a strong relationship builder with extensive experience in ground systems and strategic business development, which aligns well with our company’s growth strategies,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “We look forward to the growth and expansion of the Oshkosh Defense business and product offering under Andy’s leadership.”
Hove has been involved with military and defense industry management and operations for more than 20 years. He is a former Army officer who served in tank and mechanized infantry units during his 11-year military career. Most recently at BAE Systems, Inc., he served as vice president, Combat Systems Programs, where he was responsible for a portfolio of domestic and international ground vehicle programs, including Bradley Combat Systems. Prior to that, he was employed with United Defense, FNSS Defense Systems and Vinnel Corporation in program management, business development and international operations.
Hove holds a bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in national security affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and a master’s degree in business management from the University of Michigan. He also holds a certificate in program management from the Defense Acquisition University.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, BAI®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, Geesink™, Norba™, Kiggen™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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