Oshkosh CEO To Retire Dec. 31

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Vehicle body maker Oshkosh Corp. said Tuesday that its chairman and CEO will retire at year end and be replaced by the company's chief operating officer.

Robert G. Bohn will retire Dec. 31 after 13 years as CEO and 10 years as chairman.

The new CEO will be Charles L. Szews, who joined Oshkosh in 1996 and is currently president and COO.

Bohn will stay on the board until the annual meeting Feb. 1, when he will be succeeded as chairman by former General Motors executive Richard M. Donnelly, an Oshkosh board member since 2001. Bohn joined Oshkosh in 1992.

Szews has worked on new business, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic initiatives. He has been chief financial officer and was elevated to president and COO in 2007, when he also joined the board.
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