Oshkosh Truck Corporation Fire and Emergency Group Aligns for Next Wave of Innovation and Growth.OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE:OSK) today announced organizational appointments in its Fire and Emergency Group in order to drive greater agility in the execution of its business unit strategies. In the Fire and Emergency Group, John W. Randjelovic was promoted to CEO, and Thomas (Tom) D. Fenner to executive vice president of Oshkosh Truck and president of the Fire and Emergency Group. Simultaneously, Wilson Jones was promoted to president of Pierce Manufacturing Inc.
"These new appointments are designed to align our Fire and Emergency Group to enhance decision-making and knowledge sharing across business units, as well as help continue to deliver the most modern and safe products and services our customers need to perform their jobs," said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Truck Corporation chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We have real business momentum, and the time is right to make this important transition. I like the team we have in place today, and believe that the future for the Fire and Emergency Group is extremely positive."
The Fire and Emergency Group includes the following business units: Pierce Manufacturing Inc., Kewaunee Fabrications, Oshkosh[R] airport and municipal products, Medtec Ambulance Corporation, JerrDan Corporation, BAI Brescia Antincendi International Srl, and Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles. The Group manufactures the following products: fire and rescue apparatus, aircraft rescue and firefighting and snow removal vehicles, ambulances, towing carriers and wreckers, and broadcast communications and mobile medical vehicles.
John W. Randjelovic. Randjelovic, who remains an executive vice president with Oshkosh Truck Corporation, was promoted to CEO for the Fire and Emergency Group. Randjelovic was most recently president of the Fire Emergency Group and Pierce, and was appointed President of Pierce in September 1998. Since joining Oshkosh Truck in 1992, Randjelovic has distinguished himself in various positions including vice president and general manager of the former Oshkosh Trailer division, and served as vice president and general manager of Pierce. Randjelovic holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Lewis University in Lockport, Illinois.
Thomas (Tom) D. Fenner. Fenner's appointment to the head of the Fire and Emergency Group along with executive vice president of Oshkosh Truck Corporation, follows his most recent position as vice president, general manager for airport and municipal products business unit where he was responsible for airport products sales, engineering, production, and service. Fenner was also Chief Procurement Officer for the corporation, where he was responsible for the company's strategic procurement activities, global sourcing and supply chain management and development. Since joining Oshkosh Truck Corporation in 1982, Fenner has held increasingly broad and responsible positions predominantly in operations, including vice president, manufacturing operations, at both Pierce Manufacturing and McNeilus Companies. Fenner also served with the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Staff Academy, and is a graduate of the Kellogg-Northwestern Advanced Executive Program.
Wilson Jones. Jones, who was named president of Pierce Manufacturing Inc., joined Oshkosh Truck in 2005, was most recently vice president, sales and marketing for the Fire and Emergency Group. Prior to that position, Jones was the vice president, general manager, of the airport and municipal products business unit at Oshkosh Truck where he led a strategic international initiative for the company. Jones has more than 22 years experience in specialty vehicle manufacturing and has served on the Boards for both the Fire Apparatus Manufacturer's Association and the American Ambulance Association. Jones holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
About Oshkosh Truck Corporation
Oshkosh Truck Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire and emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh's products are valued worldwide by rental companies, fire and emergency units, defense forces, municipal and airport support services, and concrete placement and refuse businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshtruckcorporation.com.
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