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Jerr-Dan® Names Bob Nelson Vice President and General Manager

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Jerr-Dan® Names Bob Nelson Vice President and General Manager

June 19, 2020
 

Hagerstown, MD – Jerr-Dan, an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK) and the single brand leader in the towing and recovery industry, announces the appointment of Bob Nelson as the company’s new vice president and general manager. Nelson brings to the position over 25 years’ experience in sales and distribution management, as well as a deep knowledge of both business-to-business and manufacturing operations.

 

“For more than two decades, Bob has contributed to the long-term success of our organization through his efforts at JLG®. I look forward to seeing how he advances the towing and recovery side of our business in his new leadership role,” said Frank Nerenhausen, executive vice president, Oshkosh Corporation and president, access equipment segment. “His commercial business acumen and vision for growth will position Jerr-Dan for continued success.”

 

After beginning his career in sales for a nationally recognized rental company, Nelson started selling SkyTrak® telehandlers. After being tapped by SkyTrak to serve as a regional sales manager, Nelson was named Southeast district sales manager when JLG acquired SkyTrak in 1998. He was later promoted to regional vice president for the Mid-Atlantic region, where his career continued its upward trajectory. In 2010, he was named vice president of North American sales.

 

Over the years, Nelson has received numerous accolades for his sales performance, receiving three prestigious JLG sales awards including Rookie of the Year, Salesman of the Year, and the John L. Grove Leadership Award.

 

“I am honored to lead the future growth and expansion of Jerr-Dan,” said Nelson. “We will continue to grow Jerr-Dan’s market leadership across the towing and recovery industry through increased market share, expansion of aftermarket offerings, and widening of our distributor base in support of international expansion.”

 

Nelson is a graduate of Purdue University and is a resident of Winchester, Virginia.

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