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Monday, February 25, 2008

Jerr-Dan's New President

Oshkosh Corporation has appointed Michael “Mike” Walter as president of its subsidiary, the Fire & Emergency Group/Jerr-Dan Corporation. Most recently serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer of General Products Corporation, Walter succeeds Jeff Weller at Jerr-Dan. Weller is retiring as president after more than 38 years with the company.

Walter will lead the Jerr-Dan business unit, driving business strategy, as well as performance and growth for Jerr-Dan’s wreckers and carriers. According to
Oshkosh, he has “extensive operations, manufacturing, and business development experience,” and his charge will be to further enhance Jerr-Dan’s fine industry reputation “by accelerating innovation, improving responsiveness to customer needs, and creating a lean production focus.”

In the past, Walter has also held positions with Hendrickson International and
Johnson Controls. He has a bachelor’s degree in both mechanical engineering and industrial management from Gannon University in Erie, PA.

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