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Grainger Executive Advisory Board

Sean Ketter

Sean Ketter

Vice President, Supply Chain Operations

Oshkosh Corporation

Sean Ketter is Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Oshkosh Corporation, a fortune 500 designer and manufacturer of specialty truck, truck bodies and access equipment. With over $8 Billion in revenue in 2021, Oshkosh Corporation operates in through four business segments.  Segments include Access Equipment, Commercial, Fire & Emergency and Defense. 

Sean is responsible for strategic sourcing, global supplier performance, supply chain compliance, risk management, and technology modernization for Oshkosh Corporation. 

Since joining Oshkosh Corporation in 2006, Sean has led successful initiatives such as launching the Oshkosh Supplier Network (OSN), the historic M-ATV supplier launch in 2009, the introduction and adoption of advanced quality planning, the startup of the JLG Tianjin facility, the development of the GPSC Supplier Academy and oversaw the supply chain operations for Oshkosh Corporation’s newest facility in Leon, Mexico.

Before joining the company, Sean served in various roles with John Deere. Positions included Strategic Sourcing, Product Development, Quality and Supplier Development.   Sean holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering both from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Sean serves as a chairman of the board for the Wisconsin Procurement Institute, a leading Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).  Sean is also a former member of the Industrial Advisory board of the Erdman Center at the University of Wisconsin School of Business.