Oshkosh Corporation, a leading manufacturer of specialty and military vehicles, announced today that John M. Urias (photo), Executive Vice President of Oshkosh Corporation and President of Oshkosh Defense, LLC., will retire effective February 6, 2016, to attend to matters regarding the health of his family.
Mr. Urias has served as the President of Oshkosh Defense since 2011 following a distinguished 31-year military career.
Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer, will lead the Defense segment on a day-to-day basis until a replacement for Mr. Urias is named. Mr. Urias will continue to provide support to Oshkosh during this transition period.
“It’s been an honor working with John to serve the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. His military expertise and business insights have been instrumental in the expansion of our Defense product portfolio and global presence. Because of his leadership, as well as the outstanding Defense team he has built, our Defense segment is poised for long-term growth. We wish John and his family all the best as he starts a new chapter in his life,” said Wilson Jones.
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions.
In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide its customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions.
Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance.