McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania – February 22, 2022 – JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Telehandlers, is pleased to announce that Bob Begley has joined the company as Director of Product Management for Elevators scissor, vertical and low level access. In this role, Begley is responsible for the company’s multigenerational product plan, as well as leading and executing its go-to-market strategies.
“Over the past few years, JLG has made great strides in evolving its aerial work platform portfolio, incorporating exciting new design changes and introducing new specialty models, including all-electric, lightweight and indoor options. only,” says Begley. “Many of these incremental design changes were customer-centric and productivity-driven. And this work continues today.
Begley says that in taking on this role, he and his team will continue to work with customers to gather feedback, as well as observe first-hand how JLG machines are used on job sites. This insight helps us identify application challenges that will fuel future customer-inspired innovations. “We take this approach seriously,” he says. “By working closely with customers throughout the product development cycle, we ensure the JLG brand grows and delivers advancements in our product lines that drive tangible value on the jobsite.
Begley notes that his team is also focused on highlighting product improvements across the three product lines he’s responsible for to give users a similar experience no matter what machine they’re using. This will continue to improve the overall customer experience with JLG equipment. He also adds that the continued evolution of equipment through innovative and integrated technologies will continue to improve the productivity and safety of JLG scissor lifts, vertical lifts and low-level access lifts.
Prior to joining JLG, Begley held various product management positions at Blaw-Knox Construction Equipment Corporation, Volvo Construction Equipment and Ingersoll-Rand. Before entering the construction industry, Begley served in the United States Navy. His education includes an ASAST in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State University, a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University, and an MBA from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business.
Along with his director of product management peers, Ara Eckel, Daliborka (Dali) Ribeiro and Nate Hoover, Begley will focus on delivering on the company’s mission to elevate access through three pillars: security, productivity and technology.