JLG Industries today announced the retirement of Craig Paylor as president of JLG and executive vice president of Oshkosh Corp. The company also named Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corp. executive vice president and president of Oshkosh’s Fire and Emergency segment, to succeed Paylor as president of JLG and executive vice president of the Access Equipment segment of Oshkosh Corp. Paylor will step down July 1, the company said.
Paylor joined JLG in 1978 as a district sales manager. Early in his career, Paylor held a variety of positions focused on sales and business development. He became senior vice president of sales and market development in 1999, and became president of JLG in May 2007. During Paylor’s 30-year tenure at JLG, he played a key role in growing JLG from a $40 million privately held company to a publicly traded global corporation with sales approaching $3 billion prior to the acquisition by Oshkosh in 2006.
“We wish Craig the best in retirement and look forward to Wilson successfully leading JLG and expanding the business globally,” said Charlie Szews, Oshkosh Corp. president and chief operating officer. “We expect to build upon the outstanding foundation set by Craig at JLG, and are pleased to bring Wilson’s skills to sustain and grow JLG’s global leadership position in the access equipment market.”
Jones has been in the specialty vehicle manufacturing industry for more than 20 years. He joined Oshkosh Corp. in 2005 as vice president and general manager of the airport products business unit and later became vice president, sales and marketing for the fire and emergency group. In 2007, Jones was promoted to president of Pierce Manufacturing, and became executive vice president of the Fire and Emergency segment in 2008.
JLG is based in McConnellsburg, Pa. Oshkosh Corp. is based in Oshkosh, Wis.