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John Pfeifer

Manufacturing
President and CEO
Oshkosh Corp.  |  Oshkosh

John Pfeifer has led Oshkosh Corp. as president and chief executive officer since 2021. Prior to joining Oshkosh Corp. in 2019, Pfeifer worked for Brunswick Corp. as president of Fond du Lac-based Mercury Marine. He also previously was president of Brunswick Marine in Europe, Middle East and Africa and president of Brunswick Asia Pacific Group. A producer of specialty and access equipment, Oshkosh Corp. is headquartered in Oshkosh and has manufacturing operations in eight states and seven countries. It has more than 14,000 employees across its operations. Last year, the company was awarded a $942 million contract by the U.S. Army to integrate a new weapon system into an infantry carrier vehicle – work that is being done in Oshkosh. To the disappointment of some state and community leaders, the company last year opted to manufacture a new fleet of mail delivery vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service in South Carolina after not finding a suitable production location in its home state.

Education: Bachelor’s, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Biggest recent success: “In the last 12 months, in nearly every end market we serve, we have introduced battery electric vehicles and equipment.”

What has you most excited for the future: “Our passion for innovation which continues to drive technology advancements that increase performance, productivity and safety for everyday heroes like firefighters, soldiers, refuse collection workers and those working at great height.”

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