OSHKOSH, WIS. (February 25, 2010) – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), has named Rami Dirbashi its regional sales manager for all Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency vehicle sales in the Middle East and North Africa. Dirbashi will be based at the Oshkosh regional office located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
“Rami Dirbashi will be a great asset to both the Oshkosh Airport Products Group and the Fire & Emergency Segment. He brings a wide range of experience and a commitment to customer service and support to our team,” said Tim Raupp, senior vice president, executive director, International Operations for Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency Segment. “We look forward to Rami playing a key and insightful role in our presence in the Middle East and North Africa.”
Prior to joining the company, Dirbashi was a regional sales and marketing manager in the Middle East and North Africa for a major engine manufacturer. He received an MBA in Marketing from the University of Lincoln in the U.K. and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior performance and are sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency Segment
Known for safety, quality and leading-edge technology, the Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment designs and manufactures a full line of fire apparatus, mobile medical, broadcast communications, recovery and homeland security vehicles. Brands under the F&E Segment include: Pierce®, Oshkosh® Airport products, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™ and SMIT™.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E- CO®, London® and IMT®. The Oshkosh brands are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long- term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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