Oshkosh Corporation, an innovator of mission-critical vehicles and equipment, announced that John C. Pfeifer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Oshkosh, effective May 11, 2020. Mr. Pfeifer will continue to report to Wilson R. Jones, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pfeifer joined Oshkosh in May 2019 and has been responsible for overseeing the Company’s Access Equipment, Fire & Emergency and Commercial segments. As President, Mr. Pfeifer will also assume responsibility for the Company’s Defence segment and the global supply chain, digital technology and marketing functions. Robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic “Since joining Oshkosh, in addition to leading our non-Defence segments, John has been instrumental in supporting our MOVE strategy, leading our simplification and productivity efforts, driving innovation and growing our lifecycle parts and services,” said Jones. “Additionally, John has demonstrated strong People First leadership in helping to quickly implement a robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on the wellbeing of our team members and communities while continuing to support our customers. This transition of the President role to John reflects our confidence in him and his ability to lead and advance the Company.” “Oshkosh is truly a different integrated global industrial company,” commented Pfeifer. “We have incredible people who are able to leverage operational synergies, technology and scale to meet the needs of diverse customers. I am committed to our purpose of making a difference for those who build, serve and protect communities around the world. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Wilson, our leadership team and our talented team members as we position Oshkosh for long-term success.”
Oshkosh Corporation, global designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, released its sixth annual Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s strong commitment to operating its businesses in a sustainable manner. Our focus on sustainability continues to be a core strategy for the company, encompassing people, community, innovation, sustainable operations, an ethical culture and strong governance. Oshkosh Sustainability Report “I am proud of our team members and their continued dedication to deliver sustainable value, protect the environment and improve the communities where we live and work,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. “Whether it’s reducing energy usage and donating time in our communities or developing new and innovative products, our team members are driving sustainability.” Highlights from the Sustainability Report include: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 17% since 2014 47% of U.S. salaried team members hired in 2018 were of diverse backgrounds Team members volunteering more than 12,000 hours in communities where they live and work Being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth consecutive year Oshkosh’s focus on sustainability excellence also helped the company earn the title of one of Barron’s “Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies” for the second consecutive year.
Oshkosh Corporation, global designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles, heavy trucks, emergency services vehicles, vehicle bodies and access equipment, has announced that it has appointed John C. Pfeifer as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, a newly created role, effective May 1, 2019. Fire solutions head Pfeifer brings to Oshkosh more than 25 years of senior leadership and management experience, most recently serving as President of Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation. He will be responsible for Oshkosh’s commercial business portfolio, including the access equipment, fire & emergency and commercial segments and will play a vital role in shaping and executing the Company’s business strategy. Pfeifer will report to Wilson R. Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We welcome John to the Oshkosh team and are pleased to have an executive of his caliber in this important role,” said Jones. “John is a proven leader with a history of delivering sustained operational and financial performance. We look forward to benefitting from his expertise and experience.” Specialty vehicles firm I am excited to take on this new role to help advance Oshkosh’s key strategic initiatives and to support Oshkosh’s global operations" “I am excited to take on this new role to help advance Oshkosh’s key strategic initiatives and to support Oshkosh’s global operations,” said Pfeifer. “I look forward to working closely with Wilson and the entire team to build on Oshkosh’s momentum and positive culture as we position the Company for continued success and value creation.” Pfeifer brings to Oshkosh a wealth of global leadership and general management experience with a track record of delivering sustained improvement in sales and earnings growth as well as operating performance. For the past five years, he led Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion systems, to significant sales and operating margin growth. Emergency and fire safety vehicles expert Under his leadership, Mercury has been recognized with numerous awards for innovation, sustainability, and manufacturing and was in the top 100 on the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers.” Prior to joining Brunswick, Pfeifer held executive positions with ITT Corporation, first as Executive Vice President and General Manager of ITT's joint venture with Sanoh Industrial, supplying fuel and fluid handling systems to the Japanese automotive industry. Subsequently, he served in various general management roles in ITT's Electronic Components division. Pfeifer earned both a bachelor's degree in economics and a bachelor's degree in Japanese language from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Oshkosh Corporation, global manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, has announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a globally renowned certification and standards body in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Oshkosh Corporation has been recognized for four consecutive years and is one of only four honorees in the Automotive category. Fostering corporate cultures In 2019, 128 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 50 industries. The thirteenth class of honorees profoundly illustrate how companies continue to be the driving force for improving communities, building capable and empowered workforces and fostering corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose. Being honored to this prestigious list once again underscores our unwavering focus" “Thanks to the strong ethical commitment from our more than 15,000 team members around the world, we are proud to have earned the title of one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth consecutive year,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “Being honored to this prestigious list once again underscores our unwavering focus on doing the right thing in everything that we do.” Purpose-based strategy “Today, employees, investors and stakeholders are putting their greatest trust in companies to take leadership on societal issues. Companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy are proven to not only outperform but last,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “I congratulate everyone at Oshkosh Corporation for earning this recognition.” The World's Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized manner. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. Culture of ethics Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership and reputation (10 percent). All companies that participate in the assessment process receive their scores, providing them with valuable insights into how they stack up against leading organizations.
Oshkosh Corporation has announced that it has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies. Oshkosh Corporation is one of only 330 companies to achieve this honor, as ranked by industry peers, highlighting some of the most respected and successful companies from around the world. ‘Construction and Farm Machinery’ Oshkosh Corporation ranked fifth in the ‘Construction and Farm Machinery’ category. This is the second time that Oshkosh Corporation has received this prestigious award and Oshkosh is one of only five Wisconsin-based companies named. We’re humbled to achieve this recognition for the second consecutive year" “We’re humbled to achieve this recognition for the second consecutive year,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer. “It’s an exciting time for Oshkosh Corporation as we continue to grow our People First culture and deliver value for our customers and shareholders.” Enterprise reputation FORTUNE collaborated with partner Korn Ferry on this survey of corporate reputation and began with about 1,500 candidates including the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, and non-U.S. companies from FORTUNE’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more. They then minimized the list to the highest-revenue companies in each industry, a total of 680 in 30 countries. The top-rated companies were picked from the pool of 680; the executives who voted work at the companies in that group. To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, Korn Ferry asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed. World’s most admired companies list They chose from a list made up of the companies that ranked in the top 25% in last year’s surveys To select our 50 All-Stars, Korn Ferry asked 3,750 executives, directors, and securities analysts who had responded to the industry surveys to select the 10 companies they admired most. They chose from a list made up of the companies that ranked in the top 25% in last year’s surveys, plus those that finished in the top 20% of their industry. Anyone could vote for any company in any industry. In addition to being named one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies for the second consecutive year, Oshkosh Corporation has earned the titles of one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for three consecutive years, one of the "Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies" by Barron's and a Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media for the last two years. Thanks to feedback from team members, Oshkosh Corporation was also named one of the 2018 and 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor.
Oshkosh Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles, vehicle bodies and access equipment, announces that Joseph H. (“Jay”) Kimmitt, Executive Vice President, Government Operations, plans to retire effective December 2018. Additionally, Thomas P. Hawkins has joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Government Relations. Mr. Hawkins has 29 years in government service, most recently as the National Security Advisor with the Office of the Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell. Tom has many years of experience on national security matters including defense, foreign policy, homeland security, counterterrorism and intelligence. National Security Items He has worked extensively with the Armed Services, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Homeland Security and Intelligence Committees of both Houses of Congress as well as the White House and Executive Branch agencies on legislative, policy and other national security items. Tom is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College Prior to his role as Senator McConnell’s National Security Advisor, Tom served as a senior Professional Staff Member on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, as well as the Subcommittee on Defense. Tom is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College and Master of International affairs from Columbia University. Trusted Government Officials “We are honored that someone with Tom’s background is joining our organization in such a critical role,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. “Tom’s extensive experience on Capitol Hill and working with the Administration is invaluable and we are excited to welcome him to the Oshkosh Family. We have strong relationships with our trusted government officials thanks to the hard work of Jay and his team. We wish Jay well in his retirement and thank him for his commitment to Oshkosh Corporation.” Mr. Kimmitt’s retirement comes after more than 17 years leading the Government Operations team for the Oshkosh Corporation family.
Oshkosh Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles, vehicle bodies and access equipment, announces that its Board of Directors has appointed Sandra E. ‘Sandy’ Rowland to join the Company’s board effective September 2018. Ms. Rowland is a respected financial executive and has a track record of strong team leadership and delivering results. Ms. Rowland is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. Harman International is a $7 billion company and is a pioneer in connected car technology, lifestyle audio innovations and more. In this position Ms. Rowland led and integrated several acquisitions and was instrumental during Samsung Electronics’ acquisition of Harman International. Strategically Financial Executive “We are thrilled to have such a strategic financial executive join our Board of Directors,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. “Ms. Rowland’s strong leadership and background will help guide the Company as we continue to position ourselves for future success.” Before joining Harman International, Ms. Rowland held various positions of increasing responsibility in accounting and finance at the Eastman Kodak Company where she worked from 2000-2012. She started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ms. Rowland has a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and a master’s of business administration from the University of Rochester. With the appointment of Ms. Rowland, Oshkosh Corporation’s Board of Directors will have 13 members.
Oshkosh Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, announces that retired General Raymond T. Odierno has been appointed to its Board of Directors. With the appointment of General Odierno, Oshkosh Corporation has 12 board members. General Odierno has 39 years of service in the United States Army and has held many distinguished positions of increasing responsibility at every level of the Army, with service in both the Persian Gulf and Iraq Wars. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, General Odierno commanded the 4th Infantry Division, the Army’s III Corps and the United States Forces – Iraq. Superior Leadership Experience We are honored to have such a distinguished military leader join our Board of Directors" Since the Vietnam war, Odierno is one of only two American military officers to command at the division, corps and army level during the same conflict with distinction. General Odierno also served as the senior military advisor to the Secretary of State providing advice on international relations and politico-military concerns worldwide. Prior to his retirement, Odierno served as the 38th Chief of Staff for the United States Army. “We are honored to have such a distinguished military leader join our Board of Directors. General Odierno’s superior leadership experience, expansive military and international expertise will enhance our Board and our ability to serve our military customers,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. “Additionally, his commitment to serving others aligns with our people first culture.” General Odierno graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a master’s degree in Nuclear Effects Engineering from North Carolina State University. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and is a graduate of the Army War College.
Oshkosh Corporation announces that it has been named the 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the annual competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the advisory firm of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and the legal firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. The annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards Program recognizes Wisconsin companies that demonstrate a commitment to business excellence, which has a positive impact on the company and the state, making Wisconsin a better place to live, work and play. Oshkosh Corporation was part of the ‘Mega’ category, based on the number of employees. Strong Financial Results Being named the 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year makes it even more special" “2017 was an amazing year. In addition to celebrating our 100th anniversary, we continued to grow our People First culture, and we delivered strong financial results. Being named the 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year makes it even more special. This esteemed award is only possible because of our team members in the Oshkosh Corporation family. They continue to take our company to the next level,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer. Judging and scoring is based on the company’s team member engagement, leadership, financial stability, manufacturing operations, safety management, continuous improvement strategies, innovation, procurement processes and community impact. Well-Deserved Award “This is a well-deserved award for Oshkosh Corporation," said Kurt R. Bauer, WMC President and Chief Executive Officer. "The impact of Oshkosh is not only felt in its local community, but around Wisconsin and the rest of the world. Congratulations to everyone at Oshkosh on being named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year." In addition to be named the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year, Oshkosh Corporation recently announced being named one of the ten companies in Barron’s ‘Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies’ and one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Oshkosh Corporation was also named one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, a Glassdoor Best Place to Work, a Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media and one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes.
Oshkosh Corporation announced that it has received multiple honors highlighting the Company’s commitment to sustainability. Barron’s recently rated Oshkosh Corporation eighth on their first ever ranking of the ‘100 Most Sustainable Companies’. The Barron’s ranking was created in partnership with Calvert Research and Management, an arm of Eaton Vance. They focused on the 1,000 largest publicly traded companies by market value that are headquartered in the United States. The group then looked at 300 performance indicators for each company from data providers including Institutional Shareholder Services, Sustainalytics and Thomson Reuters Asset4 in five categories: shareholders, employees, customers, planet and community. Industry Mover distinction Award Additionally, Oshkosh Corporation received the ‘Industry Mover’ distinction in the Machinery & Electrical Equipment category from RobecoSAM and qualified for inclusion in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2018. This Sustainability Yearbook highlights companies that are strongly positioned to create long-term shareholder value. I congratulate Oshkosh Corporation for being recognized as an Industry Mover in the Sustainability Yearbook 2018"The Industry Mover Award is given to the company within the top 15% of each industry that has achieved the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability performance compared to the previous year. Aris Prepoudis, chief executive officer, RobecoSAM stated: “I congratulate Oshkosh Corporation wholeheartedly for being recognized as an Industry Mover in the Sustainability Yearbook 2018. The companies included in the Yearbook are the world’s most sustainable companies in their industry and are moving the ESG needle in ways that will help us realize the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.” Focusing on sustainable operations “These recognitions highlight Oshkosh Corporation’s continued focus on sustainable operations and processes. We’re honored to receive these awards and look forward to continuing to grow our commitment to sustainability in the future,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to being named one of the Top 100 ‘Most Sustainable Companies’ and an ‘Industry Mover’, Oshkosh Corporation was also recently named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute.
Oshkosh Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical businesses, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This is the third consecutive year that Oshkosh Corporation has been listed as a World’s Most Ethical Company, highlighting the Company’s strong ethical culture. Oshkosh is one of only 135 companies, representing 57 industry sectors in 23 countries on five continents named to this respected list. Focusing on values of citizenship, honesty We take our ethical culture seriously and focus on core values of citizenship, honesty, accountability, integrity"“Doing the right thing is who we are; it’s the Oshkosh Way and I’m proud of our more than 15,000 team members around the globe for helping us earn this prestigious award. We take our ethical culture very seriously and focus on our core values of citizenship, honesty, accountability, integrity and respect in everything we do,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “A company that does the right thing benefits everyone – our team members, our customers, our suppliers, our investors and our communities.” This class of honorees had record levels of involvement with their stakeholders and their communities around the world. Measuring and improving culture, leading authentically and committing to transparency, diversity and inclusion were all priorities for honorees. Leads To Greater financial performance “Global corporations can be one of society’s strongest forces to improve the human condition. This year we saw companies increasingly finding their voice. The World’s Most Ethical Companies, in particular, continued to show exemplary leadership,” explained Ethisphere’s CEO, Timothy Erblich. "I congratulate everyone in the Oshkosh Corporation Family for being recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies." The 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies have proven that operating with integrity leads to greater financial performance Once again, the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies have proven that operating with integrity leads to greater financial performance. Research has found that, when indexed, listed World’s Most Ethical Companies outperformed the U.S. Large Cap Index over five years by 10.72 percent and over three years by 4.88 percent. Ethisphere refers to this as the Ethics Premium. Quantitative way to assess performance The World's Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized manner. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent). All companies that participate in the assessment process receive their scores, providing them with valuable insights into how they stack up against leading organizations.