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JLG president to retire, Oshkosh VP to take the reins

May 25, 2010

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- JLG Industries President Craig Paylor will retire July 1, according to a news release from JLG's parent company, Oshkosh Corp.

The news release said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corp. executive vice president and president of Oshkosh's Fire and Emergency segment, has been named to succeed Paylor as president of JLG and executive vice president of the Access Equipment segment of Oshkosh Corp.

"We wish Craig the best in retirement and look forward to Wilson successfully leading JLG and expanding the business globally," said Charlie Szews, Oshkosh Corp. president and chief operating officer.

"We expect to build upon the outstanding foundation set by Craig at JLG, and are pleased to bring Wilson's skills to sustain and grow JLG's global leadership position in the Access Equipment market," Szews said in the news release.

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Paylor joined JLG in 1978 as a district sales manager. Early in his career, he held a variety of positions focused on sales and business development. He become the senior vice president of sales and market development in 1999.

During his more than 30-year tenure at JLG, the company grew from a $40 million privately held company to a publicly traded global corporation with sales approaching $3 billion before the acquisition in 2006 by Oshkosh. Paylor has held the position of president of JLG since May 2007.

Wilson has been in the specialty vehicle manufacturing industry for more than 20 years. He joined Oshkosh Corp. in 2005 as the vice president and general manager of the airport products business unit and later became vice president, sales and marketing for the fire and emergency group. In 2007, Wilson was promoted to president of Pierce Manufacturing and to the position of executive vice president of the Fire and Emergency segment in 2008.

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