GARNER, IA – Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that Glen Ashdown has been hired as the company’s new senior chief engineer. Ashdown brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and product support of large mobile equipment.

“Glen will be responsible for the current product support and new product development teams at IMT,” said Jim Hasty, vice president – general manager of IMT. “We are pleased to welcome him to the IMT team, and believe that his experience will strengthen our commitment to providing the best possible products to our distributors and customers.”

In his new role, Ashdown will be responsible for leading the IMT engineering team and helping drive new product development for the company’s line of material-handling equipment and commercial vehicles. In addition, he will work to strengthen current product support efforts to ensure IMT customers continue to realize superior customer service.

Prior to joining IMT, Ashdown had worked with mobile equipment manufacturers including Pierce Manufacturing, American LaFrance and Western Star, where he held a variety of engineering roles. In addition to his engineering experience, Ashdown also has several years of experience managing heavy construction equipment fleets, which affords him with a unique perspective of the IMT customer needs.

“I am pleased to be joining the IMT team, and look forward to helping ensure IMT continues to be the leading brand in the service-truck industry,” Ashdown said. “IMT has a strong history of innovation derived from outstanding people, and I hope to strengthen that tradition.”

Ashdown earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.