Wilson R. Jones is the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Oshkosh Corporation, a position he was appointed to in January 2016. Most recently, Mr. Jones served as president and chief operating officer (COO) for the Company.
Mr. Jones joined the Company in 2005 as the vice president and general manager of the Airport Products Business Unit. He was appointed to executive vice president and president of the Oshkosh Fire & Emergency segment in February 2008. In 2010, Mr. Jones took leadership of the Company’s Access Equipment segment where he helped accelerate global expansion and new product development. In August 2012, Mr. Jones was appointed to president and chief operating officer.
Mr. Jones has been in specialty vehicle manufacturing for more than 25 years. He serves on the Board of Directors for Thor Industries, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of recreational vehicles and has served on the Board of Directors for the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association and the American Ambulance Association. Mr. Jones holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree from the University of North Texas.
Oshkosh Corporation, formerly Oshkosh Truck, is an American industrial company that designs and builds specialty trucks, military vehicles, truck bodies, airport fire apparatus and access equipment. The corporation also owns Pierce Mfg., one of North America's most popular fire apparatus manufacturers. Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the company employs 12,000 people around the world. It is organized in four primary business groups: access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.