Oshkosh Corporation Defense segment president to retire

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 ::
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A prominant figure within Oshkosh Corporation will be stepping down next month.

John M. Urias, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense, LLC will retire effective February 6 to attend to matters regarding the health of his family. Urias has served as the president of Oshkosh Defense since 2011.

“It’s been an honor working with John to serve the brave men and women of our Armed Forces,” says Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. Jones will also lead the Defense egment on a day-to-day basis until a replacement for Urias is named.

Urias came to Oshkosh Corporation following a distinguished 31 year military career.

“His military expertise and business insights have been instrumental in the expansion of our Defense product portfolio and global presence,” Jones says. “Because of his leadership, as well as the outstanding Defense team he has built, or Defense segment is poised for long-term growth.”

Urias will continue to provide support to Oshkosh during the transition period.