Winnebago logoForest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the hiring of Trisha Hammer as the company’s director of purchasing.

According to a press release, Hammer has more than 15 years of experience in purchasing and procurement positions. She was employed by Oshkosh Corp. in Wisconsin for 14 years, where she most recently served as senior defense segment manager, global procurement and supply chain since 2011.  Prior to joining Winnebago, Hammer, was employed by United Healthcare as the director of procurement and subcontracts in Minnetonka, Minn.  

“Trisha is a great addition to our team,” said Sarah Nielsen, Winnebago vice president and CFO. “Her prior process improvement and cost reduction experience will be very beneficial to Winnebago with the current strategic sourcing and ERP initiatives underway.”

Hammer graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, with a bachelor’s in technical communication. Hammer is a certified professional in supply management and supplier diversity, and is a member of the Institute of Supply Management. 

Hammer is a native of Lakeville, Minn., and will be relocating to the northern Iowa area.