Oshkosh, Wis.-based Oshkosh Truck Corp. last week announced the promotion of Charles Szews from executive vice president and chief financial officer to president and chief operating officer of the company, effective Oct. 1. In addition, David Sagehorn was promoted from vice president and treasurer to executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, also effective Oct. 1.
In his new capacity as COO, Szews will lead and direct all aspects of the company's four business segments and growth initiatives. Since joining Oshkosh in 1996, Szews has served as vice president and CFO, and was appointed executive vice president in 1997. He also served as interim president of JLG Industries during the integration of that acquisition. In May 2007, he was named to the Oshkosh board of directors.
Prior to joining Oshkosh, Szews was vice president and controller of Fort Howard Corp., at the time the leading commercial tissue manufacturer in the U.S., and before that was a senior audit manager with Ernst & Young.
The company also announced the appointment of David Sagehorn to executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, with responsibility for directing the company's overall financial policies, as well as managing all financial functions including accounting, investor relations, credit, insurance, tax and treasury.
Sagehorn joined Oshkosh in March 2000 and subsequently assumed roles of increasing responsibility, including director, business development and vice president, finance for Oshkosh's defense business before being promoted to vice president and treasurer. Prior to joining Oshkosh, Sagehorn worked in corporate finance at CNH Global.
Oshkosh Truck Corp. is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire and emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. It is the parent company of JLG Industries.