2009-01-22 / Local & State

JLG Names Donald Roy Global VP

Donald Roy Donald Roy JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, has announced that Donald F. Roy has been appointed to the role of senior vice president - manufacturing. In this role, Roy will be responsible for leading JLG operations and lean initiatives, as well as developing and executing JLG's global manufacturing strategy.

"Don brings a wealth of experience in global manufacturing best practices, six sigma, lean, supply chain, materials management and production planning," said Craig Paylor, Oshkosh executive vice president and president of JLG Industries. "Don will ensure that our operations continue to provide a strategic business advantage by generating worldclass customer satisfaction with exceptional product quality, optimizing facility utilization and driving both lean and continuous improvement initiatives throughout our operations."

Roy will report directly to Paylor. Most recently, he served as vice president of operations for the Trane Residential Air Conditioning Division, a $2 billion division of Ingersoll Rand, where Roy was instrumental in aligning the organizational structure with its overall strategy. Prior to joining Trane, Roy spent 27 years with General Electric, where he developed significant expertise in manufacturing, supply chain, facility optimization and project management, and directed international assignments in Norway, Canada and startup operations in China.

Roy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He has also completed formal training in the areas of executive management, materials management, lean six sigma, manufacturing engineering and shop operations.

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