JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK], announced that Wayne MacDonald, senior vice president of engineering retired effective September 30, 2008, after more than 30 years with the company.
“Since 1975, Wayne MacDonald has been a key member of the JLG family and instrumental to our success,” said Craig Paylor, Oshkosh executive vice president and JLG president. “He has distinguished himself as an engineer, a visionary in innovation and as a strong business leader. Wayne’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.
“While we will surely miss Wayne, I’m particularly pleased to be able to announce that Tim Hatch has been promoted to lead our engineering, new product and technology development, and testing and validation activities. Tim brings unique, strong expertise in lean engineering, designing for manufacturability and new product development to JLG which will prove critical as we continue to develop products for traditional and emerging markets.”
Tim Hatch succeeds MacDonald as JLG’s new vice president of engineering. 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. Hatch has more than 27 years of broad based experience in global engineering, project management and manufacturing.