Oshkosh Corporation announced that CEO Charles Szews will retire
effective Dec. 31 and that Wilson R. Jones will replace him Jan.
Jones has been with Oshkosh Corporation since 2005 and is
currently president and chief operating officer of the
manufacturer that makes specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies.
Szews, who has served as CEO for five years, will also retire
from the company’s Board of Directors on which he has served
since 2007. He joined Oshkosh in 1996 as chief financial officer
and served as president and COO from 2007 to 2011, when he was
appointed CEO. Jones will replace Szews on the company’s Board.
“During his career, Charlie led our company through numerous
historical milestones and contributed to the company’s growth
from $400 million in sales in 1996 to more than $6 billion
expected in 2015,” said Richard M. Donnelly, chairman of the
Oshkosh Corporation Board of Directors, in a statement. “We
expect the transition of Wilson Jones to CEO to be seamless as
Charlie and the Board have been preparing for this for several