Former president of Mercury Marine John Pfeifer has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Oshkosh Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and equipment. He will assume the new role on May 1, reporting to Oshkosh president and CEO Wilson R. Jones.
“I am excited to take on this new role to help advance Oshkosh’s key strategic initiatives and to support Oshkosh’s global operations,” Pfeifer said in a statement. “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.”
Added Jones, “We welcome John to the Oshkosh team and are pleased to have an executive of his caliber in this important role. 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.”
Pfeifer spent five years as president of Mercury Marine and under his leadership, the company won numerous awards for innovation, sustainability and manufacturing. Before joining Mercury, Pfeifer held executive positions with ITT Corp as executive vice president and general manager of the company’s joint venture with Sanoh Industrial. He also served in various general management roles in ITT’s electronics components division.