JLG Industries last week announced that Wayne MacDonald, senior vice president of engineering, will retire effective Sept. 30, after more than 30 years with the company.
â€śSince 1975, Wayne MacDonald has been a key member of the JLG family and instrumental to our success,â€ť said Craig Paylor, Oshkosh executive vice president and JLG president. â€śHe has distinguished himself as an engineer, a visionary in innovation and as a strong business leader. Wayneâ€™s commitment to customer focus, product innovation and continuous improvement has been instrumental in establishing and strengthening our global leadership position in the access industry. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Wayne for all that he has done in leading our organization, and the many enjoyable years we have spent building a great company together.â€ť
Tim Hatch succeeds MacDonald as JLGâ€™s new vice president â€“ engineering. He will lead the companyâ€™s engineering, new product and technology development, and testing and validation activities.
Hatch joined JLG in February 2008 as vice president of value engineering where he focused on employing lean principles in the design, manufacturing, remanufacturing and service of JLG products. He has more than 27 years of broad-based experience in global engineering, project management and manufacturing. Prior to joining JLG, Hatch was the executive director â€“ program management and platform engineering for Magna Closures, a division of Magna International, the fourth-largest automotive supplier. He was also vice president engineering & manufacturing for Wagon Engineering, where he was instrumental in driving improvements in product development and manufacturing while delivering expanded revenue opportunities. Hatch started his career with the Ford Motor Co. in the U.K., holding progressively more responsible positions in production and engineering.
McConnellsburg, Pa.-based JLG Industries is a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The companyâ€™s product portfolio includes brands such as JLG aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak, Lulland Gradall telehandlers; and an array of complementary services and accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company.