Former Oshkosh Executive Joins Darley Board of Directors

April 4, 2023
Wilson Jones, the former president and CEO of Oshkosh Corporation, has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Darley.

ITASCA, IL – 4/4/2023 – Wilson Jones, the former President and CEO of Oshkosh Corporation, has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Darley.

Jones brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in both the defense and firefighting industries, working at Oshkosh Corporation since 2005 and serving as CEO from 2016 to 2021. Under his leadership, Oshkosh grew into a global leader in specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, with a focus on serving customers in the defense, fire and emergency, and commercial markets.

In his new role on the Board of Directors at Darley, Jones will bring his strategic vision and operational expertise to our company, helping to guide its growth and success in the highly competitive firefighting, emergency response and defense industries. Wilson also serves on the Board of Directors for Thor Industries, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of recreational vehicles, as well as on the Boards of the Green Bay Packers, Green Bay Packaging, and the Oshkosh Kid’s Foundation.

“Wilson Jones is a highly respected leader and confidant. We are thrilled to have him join our Board of Directors,” said Paul Darley, Chairman & CEO of Darley. “His insights and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to expand our offerings, build on our commitment to innovation and customer service, and implement our continuity plan.”

Throughout his career, Wilson has cultivated a servant-led leadership model with a focus on valuing diverse opinions, fostering an environment of trust, developing others, and acting with humility. These efforts to build a culture around putting people first have contributed to the many recognitions Oshkosh Corporation has received. Most notably, Oshkosh Corporation has been listed as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute for six consecutive years, highlighting the company’s strong ethical culture.

“I am excited to join the Board of Directors at Darley,” said Jones. “I have known Paul Darley and the Darley family for over 25 years as both a customer and a supplier. The company has a rich history of innovation and excellence in the firefighting, first response and defense industries, and I look forward to working with the team to help drive its continued success and growth.”

Jones’ appointment to the Board of Directors at Darley is just the latest example of the company’s commitment to building a team of highly experienced and talented leaders, who can help guide Darley into the future.

About Darley

Founded in 1908, W.S. Darley & Co. (Darley) provides the highest quality technology and equipment solutions to military and first responders. With origins in Midwest manufacturing, Darley offers our nation’s heroes a complete line of unmanned systems, technology, equipment and pumps. More information is available at You serve others. We serve you.


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