Oshkosh, Wis.-based Oshkosh Truck Corp., a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and truck bodies, last week announced that Audie Zimmerman joined the company as director of business development, Middle East.
In this newly created role located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Zimmerman will be responsible for capitalizing on business opportunities with Oshkosh’s broad product line in the Middle East. This appointment further strengthens Oshkosh’s commitment to servicing the region, the company says.
"Audie’s extensive background and business development experience in the Middle East will be instrumental to Oshkosh’s growth plans and customer service expansion in the region,” said Robert Bohn, Oshkosh's chairman, president and CEO. "The entire Oshkosh team welcomes him into this strategically important position which supports the increasing globalization of our customer and revenue bases."
Zimmerman joins Oshkosh Truck after leading AM General’s efforts in the Middle East and Africa over the past five years, where he developed a reputation for developing strong business solutions.
Oshkosh Truck and its subsidiaries have sold products in the Middle East for more than three decades, including several major contracts for fire apparatus, defense logistics vehicles, towing equipment, and aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles.
Oshkosh Truck Corp. completed its acquisition of McConnellsburg, Pa.-based JLG Industries in December.