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JLG Promotes Executives Morris and Mellott

JLG announces changes to strengthen global sales, service and marketing organization


JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK], announced organizational changes that will strengthen its global sales, service and marketing organizations. As part of the announced changes, Tim Morris has been promoted to the position of senior vice president – sales, marketing and customer support. In this new role, Morris will lead the development and execution of global distribution, customer support and brand management strategies. In doing so, he will work closely with the respective marketing, sales and customer support leaders in developing an integrated, global vision and strategy for JLG.

JLG also announced the promotion of Chris Mellott to the position of vice president – market development and sales - Americas. Reporting directly to Tim Morris, Mellott will be responsible for all sales, customer service and Ground Support™ aftermarket services for the Americas.

“Throughout his 17-year history with JLG, Tim’s strong business acumen and leadership qualities have been exhibited in roles ranging from government and used equipment sales to international sales and service management,” said Craig Paylor, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of JLG Industries. His continuous focus on strengthening the value of the JLG offering to our global customers has been instrumental in transforming the JLG sales and service organization into to a global leader in the equipment industry.”

Paylor went on to say, “Throughout his career, Chris Mellott has focused on interacting with, and satisfying the needs of JLG customers. From implementing programs that have made JLG the leader in on-time parts delivery and all-make parts marketing, to improving our call center response times to best in industry levels, Chris’ innovative spirit has been essential in expanding and enriching the JLG Ground Support aftermarket offering. I am confident that Chris and Tim will expand on their successful business growth and team development records in their newly expanded roles.”

Most recently Morris was the vice president of market development and sales for the Americas with responsibility for sales and customer support for the North, Central and South American regions. His strong background in market and channel development has seen JLG through many distribution and market changes, including the consolidation of the rental industry and the acquisition and integration of multiple telehandler product lines.

Mellott began his career with JLG in 1995 and has held multiple management positions within various departments, most recently as the vice president, Ground Support. He has experience in product management, field sales and service management.

About the Author

JLG Industries, Inc. is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak® and Lull® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., log onto the company website at


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