OSHKOSH, Wis.--Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) announces today the promotion of John Bryant to president of Oshkosh Defense, LLC and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation, effective immediately. Prior to this promotion, Bryant served as senior vice president of Defense Programs for Oshkosh Defense. As Oshkosh Defense president, he will lead all aspects of the Company’s global defense segment, including all tactical wheeled vehicle programs, manufacturing and operations, new product development, vehicle lifecycle sustainment and aftermarket services.
“John has been an invaluable leader in our Defense segment and instrumental in the return to growth of our Defense business including a portfolio of heavy, medium and mine-resistant tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. Department of Defense,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “Most recently, John led our strategy to enter the light tactical wheeled vehicle market by winning the U.S. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. With his extensive military and industry track record, I’m confident that he will inspire a continuum of future success in Defense.”
Bryant joined Oshkosh Defense in 2010 as vice president and general manager of Marine Corps Programs. He is a retired Marine Corps Colonel with 28-years of distinguished service. As a Marine Corps Program Manager, he led several U.S. and Foreign Military Sales acquisition programs, including Tank Systems, Light Armored Vehicles and Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles. Prior to joining Oshkosh, he was a Professor of Program Management at the Defense Acquisition University.
Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Marquette University. He also received Level III certification in Program Management from the Defense Acquisition University.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE: OSK).
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About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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