Directors

Stephen D. Newlin, Chairman of the Board
Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Solutions

Mr. Newlin was appointed Chairman of our Board in February 2020. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Newlin served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Solutions, and from 2018 to 2020, he served as Univar’s Chairman. Univar is a global distributor of chemicals and services. From 2006 to 2014, he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne Corporation and, from 2014 to 2016, as Executive Chair of PolyOne’s board. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Newlin was President, Industrial Sector of Ecolab, Inc. He previously spent 24 years at Nalco Chemical Company in positions of increasing responsibility and served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of Nalco from 2000 to 2001.

Mr. Newlin brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing the distribution and management of global strategic operations. He has served as a top executive officer in the specialty chemical industry, has experience as a director of several public companies, and has a keen understanding of international business and regulatory issues as a result of his global executive management responsibilities. Mr. Newlin also has substantial M&A experience.

Keith J. Allman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Masco Corporation

Mr. Allman has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Masco Corporation since 2014. From 2011 to 2014, he was Masco’s Group President, Plumbing and Cabinetry. Masco is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Allman was the Group Vice President, Plumbing Products and President of Delta Faucet Company. Previously, Mr. Allman held positions of increasing responsibility within Masco, including Executive Vice President, Operations of Masco’s Builder Cabinet Group. Prior to joining Masco, Mr. Allman held leadership positions in the engineering, manufacturing and quality management areas of General Motors Corporation.

Mr. Allman has strong business leadership qualities with significant experience as a change agent and process improvement leader. In addition, he brings significant experience in the automotive industry, international business, finance and accounting, marketing, product development and strategic planning.

Tyrone M. Jordan, Former, President & Chief Operating Officer, DURA Automotive Systems

From 2015 to 2019, Mr. Jordan served as the President & Chief Operating Officer of DURA Automotive Systems. DURA is a global designer and manufacturer of automotive components. In this role, he was responsible for all strategic growth and operational initiatives across the global enterprise which included operations in countries spanning Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Mr. Jordan began his career at General Motors Corporation. During his time at GM, from 1984 to 2009 and from 2014 to 2015, Mr. Jordan held numerous international operations, business development, strategy, marketing and sales, mergers and acquisitions and product development executive positions, including Global Executive Director of Product Development for New Vehicle Technologies and ultimately served as GM’s Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Customer Experience. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Jordan served United Technologies Corporation in prominent roles in manufacturing operations, purchasing, technology and engineering and ultimately served as Global Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain, Aerospace Systems.

Mr. Jordan has strong business leadership qualities and brings to our board insight into overseeing the management of global strategic operations. He also brings significant experience in the automotive industry, marketing, product development, and strategic planning.

Kimberley Metcalf-Kupres, Retired Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Johnson Controls, Inc.

From 1994 until her retirement in 2017, Ms. Metcalf-Kupres, held various leadership positions with Johnson Controls International plc, including most recently Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer which included responsibility for strategy, marketing, sales, product management, innovation, business transformation and communications for the company. Johnson Controls is a $30 billion global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader. Prior to her role as Chief Marketing Officer, from 2007 to 2013, she served as Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Sales of Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions business. She is a purpose driven leader and recognized champion of corporate responsibility, sustainability, and diversity and inclusion. She was a founding member of the Women’s Resource Network at Johnson Controls and has actively worked on gender parity issues through her participation on the World Economic Forum and other thought leadership forums. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Ms. Metcalf-Kupres held marketing and business development roles at Menasha Corporation, Scotsman Industries and ITW.

Ms. Metcalf-Kupres brings to our Board significant experience in sales and marketing, international business, strategy, innovation, government relations, leadership development, and corporate responsibility in a sophisticated, global, technology-driven company. She also has keen insight into the challenges of managing human resources in such an environment.

Raymond T. Odierno, Retired General, United States Army

General (Ret.) 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. From 2011 until his retirement in 2015, he served as the 38th Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, General (Ret.) Odierno commanded the 4th Infantry Division, the Army’s III Corps and the United States Forces – Iraq. Since the Vietnam war, General (Ret.) 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 (Ret.) Odierno also served as the senior military advisor to the Secretary of State providing advice on international relations and politico-military concerns worldwide.

General (Ret.) Odierno brings to our Board a deep understanding of government relations and extensive experience in foreign policy. In addition, from his prior senior leadership positions with the military, he brings extensive industry-specific expertise and insight into our core customers.

Craig P. Omtvedt, Retired, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Fortune Brands, Inc.

Mr. Omtvedt served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Fortune Brands, Inc. from 2000 until 2011. Fortune Brands was a leading consumer products company. He continued as an employee of Fortune Brands’ successor company, Beam Inc., until his retirement at the end of 2011, and served as an advisor to Beam Inc. through 2012. He joined Fortune Brands in 1989 serving in various capacities, including Director, Audit; Deputy Controller; Vice President, Deputy Controller and Chief Internal Auditor; Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer; and Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Omtvedt previously served in financial positions of increasing responsibility at both The Pillsbury Company and Sears, Roebuck & Company. Mr. Omtvedt is actively involved with the Boys & Girls Club of America, serving as a National Trustee.

Mr. Omtvedt brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing the management of public company strategic planning and shareholder value creation and financial operations on a global basis. He has experience as a director of several public companies. He has a deep understanding of our industries and brings significant experience in business planning and restructuring, financial management and international business.

Duncan J. Palmer, Retired Global Chief Financial Officer, Cushman and Wakefield

Mr. Palmer served as Global Chief Financial Officer for Cushman and Wakefield starting in 2014. He retired from this role at Cushman and Wakefield in February 2021. Cushman and Wakefield is a leading provider of commercial real estate services. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Palmer served as Group Finance Director of Reed Elsevier Group plc and its parent companies. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Palmer was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Owens Corning. Mr. Palmer had previously spent 20 years with Royal Dutch / Shell Group, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Upstream Commercial Finance, of Shell International Exploration and Production BV, and Vice President, Finance, Global Lubricants, for the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies.

Mr. Palmer brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing and evaluating the management of financial and strategic operations. He has served on the boards of other public companies, has extensive experience in international financial and accounting positions, and has international business management experience.

John C. Pfeifer, President and Chief Executive Officer

John Pfeifer is Oshkosh Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, positions he has held since April 2021. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Pfeifer served as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Oshkosh Corporation in 2019, Mr. Pfeifer served 13 years with Brunswick Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President and President of Mercury Marine, a global leader in marine propulsion systems, parts and accessories. During his Brunswick tenure, Mr. Pfeifer also served as President of Brunswick Marine in Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as President of the Brunswick Asia Pacific Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pfeifer held executive and general management positions with ITT Corporation and Milacron, Inc. Mr. Pfeifer brings over 25 years of senior leadership and global management experience to Oshkosh Corporation.

Mr. Pfeifer is on the board of The Manitowoc Company, a global leader of industrial cranes and lifting solutions, and is a board member at the National Exchange Bank and Trust. Additionally, he serves as a board member of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) and is a trustee at Marian University. 

Mr. Pfeifer has a bachelor’s degree in economics and Japanese language from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Sandra E. Rowland, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Xylem Inc.

Ms. Rowland was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Xylem Inc. on October 1, 2020. Xylem is a leading water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure challenges with technological innovation. From 2015 to 2020, Ms. Rowland served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. Harman is an approximately $8 billion company and a global leader 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. From 2013 to 2014, she was the Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations and, from 2012 to 2013, she was the Vice President, Investor Relations of Harman. Before joining Harman, Ms. Rowland held various positions of increasing responsibility in accounting and finance at Eastman Kodak Company where she worked from 2000 to 2012. She also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1993 to 2000.

Ms. Rowland brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing and evaluating the management of financial and strategic operations. She also brings valuable experience in international finance and accounting and international business management.

John S. Shiely, Chairman Emeritus, Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Mr. Shiely is the Retired Chairman of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a position he held until 2010. Briggs & Stratton a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. He was Chief Executive Officer at Briggs & Stratton from 2001 until 2009. Mr. Shiely joined Briggs & Stratton in 1986 and served in various capacities, including Vice President and General Counsel, Executive Vice President - Administration, and President. In addition to Oshkosh Corporation, Mr. Shiely is a director of Quad/Graphics Inc., BMO Financial Corporation and BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Mr. Shiely brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing and evaluating management and operations. He has extensive experience as a chief executive officer of a publicly-traded company, as well as experience on the boards of several other public companies. In addition, he has both legal and administrative expertise and experience managing international business operations.

Officers

John C. Pfeifer, President and Chief Executive Officer

John Pfeifer is Oshkosh Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, positions he has held since April 2021. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Pfeifer served as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Oshkosh Corporation in 2019, Mr. Pfeifer served 13 years with Brunswick Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President and President of Mercury Marine, a global leader in marine propulsion systems, parts and accessories. During his Brunswick tenure, Mr. Pfeifer also served as President of Brunswick Marine in Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as President of the Brunswick Asia Pacific Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pfeifer held executive and general management positions with ITT Corporation and Milacron, Inc. Mr. Pfeifer brings over 25 years of senior leadership and global management experience to Oshkosh Corporation.

Mr. Pfeifer is on the board of The Manitowoc Company, a global leader of industrial cranes and lifting solutions, and is a board member at the National Exchange Bank and Trust. Additionally, he serves as a board member of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) and is a trustee at Marian University. 

Mr. Pfeifer has a bachelor’s degree in economics and Japanese language from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

John J. Bryant, Executive Vice President and President, Oshkosh Defense

Mr. Bryant joined the Company in 2010 as Vice President and General Manager of Marine Corps Programs - Defense segment. He served as Vice President of Programs - Defense segment from 2013 to 2016 and as Senior Vice President and President, Defense Segment from 2016 until his appointment to his current position of Executive Vice President and President, Defense Segment in February 2018. Prior to joining Oshkosh Defense, he served as a Professor of Program Management at the Defense Acquisition University. Mr. Bryant retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with the rank of Colonel in 2008.

Ignacio A. Cortina, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Cortina joined the Company in 2006 with the acquisition of JLG. He has held various roles of increasing responsibility, serving as the Company’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from 2011 to 2015 and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2015 to 2016. Prior to joining the Company, he spent seven years in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area. He was appointed to his current position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2016.

James W. Johnson, Executive Vice President and President, Fire & Emergency

Mr. Johnson joined the Company in 2007 as Director of Dealer Development for Pierce. He was appointed to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pierce in 2009 and was appointed to his current position of Executive Vice President and President, Fire & Emergency Segment in 2010.

Frank R. Nerenhausen, Executive Vice President and President, Access Equipment

Mr. Nerenhausen joined the Company in 1986 and has served in various assignments, including Vice President of Concrete & Refuse Sales & Marketing for McNeilus from 2008 to 2010 and Executive Vice President and President, Commercial Segment from 2010 to 2012. He was appointed to his current position of Executive Vice President and President, Access Equipment Segment in 2012.

Michael E. Pack, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Michael E. Pack is Oshkosh Corporation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a position to which he was appointed in April 2020. Mr. Pack is responsible for directing the company’s overall financial policies, as well as managing all financial functions including accounting, investor relations, credit and insurance.

Since joining Oshkosh in 2006, Mr. Pack has held finance roles of increasing responsibility with the Fire & Emergency, Access Equipment, Commercial and Corporate teams. Most recently, Mr. Pack served as Vice President of Finance for the Fire & Emergency segment, a position he held since 2012. Prior to joining Oshkosh, he was a Senior Audit Manager at Grant Thornton LLP.

Mr. Pack has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a certified public accountant.

Bryan K. Brandt, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Brandt joined the Company in 2016 as Vice President, Global Branding and Communications. He was appointed to his current position of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in September 2018. Prior to joining the Company he spent more than twenty years with Bemis Company, Inc., a global supplier of flexible packaging, in numerous positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President of Marketing and Transformation for Bemis North America from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Brandt served as Vice President of World Class Operation Management at Bemis Company, Inc. from 2012 to 2014.

J. Chris Freeders, Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller

Chris Freeders is Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller; a position he was appointed to in 2017. Mr. Freeders is responsible for external audit and financial reporting, accounting research and financial support of corporate operations. Since joining the Company in 2005, Mr. Freeders held various positions in Finance including Vice President, Finance and Assistant Controller, Senior Director of Financial Reporting and Director of Financial Reporting.

Prior to joining Oshkosh, Mr. Freeders worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1992 to 2005, where he became audit senior manager, responsible for coordinating audits of private and public companies. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Freeders spent three years on assignment in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Mr. Freeders has a bachelor's of business administration in accounting from UW-Whitewater and a master's of business administration from UW-Oshkosh. He received his certified public accountant certification in 1994.

R. Scott Grennier, Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Scott Grennier is Senior Vice President and Treasurer, a position he was appointed to in February 2012. Grennier is responsible for Oshkosh’s global treasury operations including banking and cash management, credit and collections, customer finance programs, risk management and international sales support. Most recently, he served as Vice President and Treasurer.

Prior to joining Oshkosh, Mr. Grennier spent 13 years at Johnson Controls, Inc. where he held several treasury positions and had responsibility for all treasury function in the Americas, along with managing the company’s global relationships with all banks and investment firms.

Mr. Grennier has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and a master’s degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

Thomas P. Hawkins, Senior Vice President, Government Relations

Thomas Hawkins is Oshkosh Corporation’s Senior Vice President, Government Relations, a position he was appointed to in September 2018. Mr. Hawkins has 29 years in government service with experience in foreign policy, defense, homeland security, counterterrorism and intelligence.

Prior to joining Oshkosh, Mr. Hawkins was the National Security Advisor with the Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell. He has worked extensively with both houses of Congress on the Armed Forces, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Homeland Security and Intelligence Committees. Mr. Hawkins 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.

Mr. Hawkins is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College and a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University.

Anupam Khare, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Khare joined the Company in April 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He previously served as the Executive Director - Digital Technology at United Technologies Corporation, a global technology products and services company that serves the building systems and aerospace industries, from 2015 to April 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Khare served in positions of increasing responsibility at Koch Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of a wide variety of products, most recently as Global Technology Officer and Global Director Infrastructure Services from 2008 to 2015.

Bradley M. Nelson, Senior Vice President and President, Commercial

Mr. Nelson joined the Company in 2011 as Global Vice President of Marketing for JLG and was appointed to his current position of Senior Vice President and President, Commercial Segment in 2013. He previously served as Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications from 2007 to 2011 at Eaton Corporation.

Emma M. McTague, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. McTague is Oshkosh Corporation’s Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, a position she was appointed to in February 2021. She has responsibility for all areas of human resources including leading the Company’s global human resources strategy, promoting the wellbeing of an inclusive workplace, managing talent development and driving employee engagement.

Ms. McTague previously served as Vice President of Global Human Resources for the Access Equipment segment, a position she had since joining Oshkosh in 2015. Prior to joining Oshkosh, she worked with Hershey Foods for three years as a Senior Director and GE Water & Process Technologies for 11 years in a number of HR positions of increasing responsibility.

Ms. McTague is a member of the Executive Advisory Board for West Virginia University for their MS in HR Management.

Ms. McTague is originally from Ireland and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Economics from University College Cork, Ireland, and an MBA in international business from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia.