OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, announced today the appointment of a new, independent director to its Board of Directors: Steven C. Mizell, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Monsanto Company. With this addition, the Oshkosh Board now consists of 12 directors, 11 of whom are independent.
“We are honored to add someone with Steve’s broad background and experience to our Board of Directors,” said Charles L. Szews, Oshkosh Corporation chief executive officer. “Steve brings a great balance of global strategic business and human resources expertise. His experience in developing extraordinary talent and his strong focus on driving business results will be extremely valuable to Oshkosh’s Board as we continue to drive our MOVE strategy for the benefit of all Oshkosh shareholders.”
Mr. Mizell is executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Monsanto Company, a leading global agriculture company, operating in more than 65 countries with more than $15 billion in revenues. Prior to joining Monsanto, Mr. Mizell served as senior vice president and chief corporate resource officer for AdvancePCS, Inc., a pharmaceutical and health management company, which is now a part of Caremark Rx. He also served as senior vice president and chief human resources and real estate officer for Ziloc, Inc., a California-based semiconductor company. Mr. Mizell began his career at Westinghouse Electric Company, where he held a number of senior positions in human resources and general management.
Mr. Mizell received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and his master’s from Carnegie Mellon University.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military 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 in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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