Oshkosh Corporation Announces Leadership Transition of Oshkosh Defense


OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, October 05, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), a leading innovator of critical vehicles and essential equipment, today announced that John Bryant, Executive Vice President and President of Oshkosh Defense , will retire on November 1, 2022, after 12 years with the company. In line with the company’s succession planning process, Tim Bleck, vice president of finance for the defense segment, was named Bryant’s successor. Bryant will remain in an advisory role to support the transition through June 30, 2023.

“On behalf of the entire Oshkosh management team and its Board of Directors, I would like to thank John Bryant for his years of service to our organization and for his 28 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. United States,” said the president of Oshkosh Corporation. and CEO, John Pfeifer. “Under John’s leadership, Oshkosh Defense has won notable programs that have helped transform the business and expand into adjacent markets.”

Bleck joined Oshkosh Corporation in 2006 as a Controller in the Commercial Segment and has held several positions with increasing levels of responsibility since then, most recently as Vice President of Finance, Defense. “Tim is a proven leader with a deep understanding of our defense business. He was instrumental in winning the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle award with the U.S. Postal Service, as well as acquiring and recent integration of Pratt Miller. We are delighted to welcome him to this new role and are confident in his abilities to continue the growth trajectory and success of our Defense segment.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to take on this new role and lead an exceptional team as we drive the strategic priorities of our defense business to deliver short- and long-term value to shareholders at Oshkosh,” Bleck said.

Bleck holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has extensive experience in the defense industry and in US government defense programs. Since 2015, he has been executive sponsor of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, essential gear to help everyday heroes move communities around the world forward. Based in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide, all united behind a common cause: making a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in over 150 countries under the JLG brands®Pierce®MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®LMI®Jerr Dan®Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.

®™ All brand names mentioned in this press release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiaries.

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