Charles L. Szews has been a director of Gardner Denver, Inc. since his appointment by the Board of Directors in November 2006 and subsequently elected a director in May 2007. In October 2007, Mr. Szews was appointed as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Oshkosh Corporation ("Oshkosh"), a specialty vehicle manufacturer. He has been a director of Oshkosh since May 2007. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oshkosh from 1997 until his appointment and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 1997. Prior to joining Oshkosh in 1996, Mr. Szews spent eight years with Fort Howard Corporation, a paper manufacturing company, holding a series of positions with increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President and Controller. Mr. Szews also has ten years of audit experience at Ernst & Young. Mr. Szews holds a B.B.A. degree in comprehensive public accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and was previously a Certified Public Accountant for 28 years.