Wilson Jones Appointed to Thor Board Seat
Thor Industries Inc. announced the appointment of specialty vehicle industry veteran Wilson R. Jones to serve on its board as a Class A Director, effective Aug. 1. According to a news release, the addition brings the total size of Thor’s board to nine members.
“We are pleased to welcome Wilson Jones to our board of directors and we look forward to the valuable experience and perspective he will share with our management team,” said Peter B. Orthwein, Thor executive chairman. “His history of successfully developing new products focused on customer needs, managing cyclical businesses and implementing operational discipline should prove helpful to Thor’s board and management team.”
Jones currently serves as president and COO of Oshkosh Corp., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty access equipment as well as commercial, fire and emergency vehicles. In his role, Jones leads and directs all aspects of Oshkosh’s access equipment, fire and emergency and commercial segments, along with the company’s Asian operations. Prior to Oshkosh, Jones served in a variety of sales and marketing roles at a number of specialty vehicle manufacturers including Akron Brass Company, fire truck manufacturer Emergency One, Inc., ambulance maker Wheeled Coach and school bus producer Bluebird Body Co.
Jones holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of North Texas.
“Throughout my career I have been involved in the production, sales and marketing of a broad variety of specialty vehicles and I am looking forward to leveraging that experience to the recreational vehicle industry at Thor,” said Jones. “As a member of Thor’s board, I am eager to share my experience and contribute to Thor as it implements its strategic vision and plans its future.”