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Oshkosh Airport Products Group appoints new products director

Published on 23 June 2011
Oskosh Airport Products new director Troy Padgett, responsible for the product development of Snozzle

Troy Padgett's fire and emergency experience and skills will be an asset to Oshkosh

Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, recently announced that it has hired Troy Padgett as product director for Airport Products. 

Padgett will be responsible for the integration and development of the Snozzle® product line, acquired in April by the Oshkosh Fire & Emergency Segment from Crash Rescue Equipment, Inc.

“We are happy to welcome Troy to the Oshkosh Airport Products team,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products vice president and general manager. “His knowledge of the innovative Snozzle high reach extendable turret, along with his industry experience and skills, will be tremendous assets to our customers and our entire organisation.”

Padgett brings more than 25 years of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) experience to Oshkosh Airport Products. Most recently he served as vice president of sales for Crash Rescue Equipment, where he previously held positions in product management for 14 years. He also held supervisory and managerial positions at an ARFF vehicle manufacturer.  In addition, Padgett served in the U. S. Air Force as a fire truck maintenance technician and technical training master instructor.

Padgett is the former Southeast Regional Director for the National Association of Emergency Vehicle Technicians and has served on the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers Association (FAMA) Aerial Product Committee. He has accumulated more than 1600 hours of training in specialised military and technical courses.


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