OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, has appointed Bill Mooney as the regional vice president of International Business Development for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In this role, Mooney is responsible for leading Oshkosh’s MENA operations and serving military and security organizations throughout the region with a full portfolio of tactical wheeled vehicles, engineering and integration services, and life cycle sustainment solutions.
Mooney joined Oshkosh Defense in 2013 as the regional director for the Middle East and North Africa. Before joining Oshkosh, Mooney served in the U.S. Army for 29 years, retiring as a Colonel with experience as an infantryman and a senior aviator in the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Blackhawk. He also served as Assistant Deputy Director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J5, for the Middle East, and as Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. Mooney has lived and worked in the Middle East for more than 10 years.
In addition to Mooney’s essential expertise, he has received various awards and decorations that include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Air Medal, and the Senior Army Aviator, Parachutist, and Air Assault Badges. He also received the State Department Superior Honor Award.
Mooney will be attending the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX), held February 22-26, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Oshkosh will demonstrate its TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology, the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Extended Wheel Base Medical (EXM) variant and Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) at IDEX booth #02-B11. Mooney and other Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available throughout IDEX to discuss the company’s commitment to the MENA region and its full range of vehicles, technology and service offerings.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
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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