Maria Silva joins JLG® and JERR-DAN® as Vice President of Human Resources
Focused on leading “People First” initiatives for the Access segment
JLG Industries, Inc. and Jerr-Dan Corporation, LLC, both Oshkosh Corporation companies have announced that Maria Silva has been named Vice President of Human Resources for the Access Segment. The company’s Access business includes a broad range of world-leading access equipment, including JLG® boom, scissor, low-level access, vertical, stock picker, and towable lifts, as well as telescopic handlers and Jerr-Dan® towing and recovery equipment. In her new role, Silva will lead the company’s workplace transformation efforts, including the career growth of existing and acquisition of new team members and implementing and executing HR policies, programs, and services. Additionally, she will advocate for and lead the Segment’s continued “People First” initiatives.
“Everything we do today honors our 50+ year history while keeping a sharp eye on tomorrow, from innovative product design to progressive manufacturing, to team member development. Maria will play a critical role in retaining and recruiting talent across every area of the business, fostering an inclusive and collaborative environment that will allow the JLG and Jerr-Dan brands to lead well into the digital future,” said Frank Nerenhausen, Access Segment President.
“I am honored to join the Access Segment and represent two market-leading brands like JLG and Jerr-Dan,” says Silva. “To lead the human resource function in a people-first culture — from employees to customers, even suppliers and the local communities in which they live and work — is a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’m looking forward to developing team members worldwide and identifying and onboarding the new talent, who together will drive JLG’s and Jerr-Dan’s continued market leadership.
Silva joins the Company with more than 25 years of human resource leadership and business management experience in the chemical, plastics, and oil and gas drilling industries, supporting both domestic and global operations. Most recently, she was the Vice President of HR for Valaris, where she led an 18-month merger integration, to ensure business continuity and strategy implementation within the human resources function. Before that, she was the Vice President of Business Development, responsible for overseeing growth strategies for Latin America. She started her professional career with The Dow Chemical Company where she worked in human resources, marketing, training, and customer relations.
Silva is originally from Colombia. She has earned advanced degrees in industrial engineering and marketing from Universidad de Los Andes and Colegio de Estudios Superiores Administracion and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.