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Oshkosh Corporation Announces Oshkosh Defense Leadership Transition

OSHKOSH, Wis. (October 5, 2022) – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, today announced that John Bryant, Executive Vice President

Oshkosh Corporation and President of Oshkosh Defense, will retire on November 1, 2022, following 12 years with the company. Consistent with the company’s succession planning process, Tim Bleck, Vice President of Finance for the Defense segment has been appointed as Bryant’s successor. Bryant will remain in an advisory role to support the transition through June 30, 2023.

“On behalf of the entire Oshkosh Leadership Team and its Board of Directors, I’d like to thank John Bryant for his years of service to our organization and for his 28 years of service in the United States Marine Corps,” said Oshkosh Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John Pfeifer. “Under John’s leadership, Oshkosh Defense achieved notable program wins that have helped transform the company and expand into adjacent markets.”

Bleck joined Oshkosh Corporation in 2006 as a controller in the Commercial segment and has held multiple roles with increasing levels of responsibility since that time, most recently serving as Vice President of Finance, Defense. “Tim is a proven leader with a deep understanding of our defense business. He was instrumental in securing the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle award with the U.S. Postal Service, as well as the company’s recent acquisition and integration of Pratt Miller. We are pleased to welcome him into this new role and are confident in his abilities to continue the growth trajectory and success of our Defense segment.”

“I am honored for the opportunity to serve in this new role and to lead an outstanding team as we drive the strategic priorities of our defense business to deliver both near- and long-term value for Oshkosh shareholders,” said Bleck.

Bleck earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has extensive experience in the defense industry and with U.S. Government defense programs. Since 2015, he has served as an Executive Sponsor for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense is a global leader in the design, production and sustainment of best-in-class military vehicles, technology solutions and mobility systems. Oshkosh develops and applies emerging technologies that advance safety and mission success. Setting the industry standard for sustaining fleet readiness, Oshkosh ensures every solution is supported worldwide throughout its entire life cycle. 

Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. 

Learn more about Oshkosh Defense at oshkoshdefense.com.  

About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs more than 14,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.

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