OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, announced today the appointment of Kim Metcalf-Kupres to its Board of Directors as a new, independent director. Metcalf-Kupres is vice president and chief marketing officer for Johnson Controls, (NYSE: JCI). With this addition, the Oshkosh Board voted to increase its size to 13 directors, 12 of whom are independent.
“We are pleased to welcome Kim as the newest member of the Oshkosh Corporation Board of Directors,” said Richard M. Donnelly, Oshkosh Corporation chairman of the Board of Directors. “Kim is a champion of strategic deployment, innovation, and commercial excellence and her experience in channel management, business development and strategic marketing will assist our business and global expansion initiatives. In addition, she believes strongly in focusing on the customers’ needs, understanding market dynamics and creating new technologies, all consistent with the Oshkosh Corporation MOVE strategy.”
Ms. Metcalf-Kupres was appointed as Johnson Controls’ first ever chief marketing officer in May 2013. She directs strategy, innovation and business transformation, along with sales, marketing and communications functions across the enterprise. She is also a founding member and long-time sponsor of the Women’s Resource Network at Johnson Controls, and actively engaged in gender parity work sponsored by the World Economic Forum.
Metcalf-Kupres joined Johnson Controls in 1994 and has held numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibilities during her time at the company. Johnson Controls is a global multi industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Johnson Controls creates quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles.
Prior to Johnson Controls, Metcalf-Kupres previously worked in marketing and business development roles at Menasha Corporation, Scotsman Industries and ITW. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan and her Master of Business Administration degree from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, Illinois.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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