Oshkosh Truck Corporation, a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and truck bodies, announced March 5 that Paul D. Ericksen has joined the company as vice president and chief procurement officer. In this newly created role, Ericksen will be responsible for:
· All purchased materials throughout the company,
· Managing strategic supplier relationships,
· Implementing lean principles throughout the purchasing function and supply chain, and
· Purchasing support for new product development and acquisitions.
“We’re pleased to have a talented leader such as Paul joining our team. With more than three decades of manufacturing and supply chain management experience, Paul will be instrumental in developing and implementing world-class practices for managing the global supply chain business needs of Oshkosh Truck,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh's chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Our business expansion throughout Europe, Asia and the
Ericksen joins Oshkosh Truck after 30 years with John Deere, where he developed a reputation for implementing workable solutions to complex problems. He has more than a decade of experience working at the state and federal level with the U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Extension Program, and held materials leadership positions at John Deere factories in