Spartan Motors Names New Chief Operating Officer

Spartan Motors, Inc. announced the appointment of Daryl Adams as Chief Operating Officer, effective August 11. Mr. Adams will report to John Sztykiel, Spartan's Chief Executive Officer.

"I am pleased to welcome Daryl to Spartan Motors, where his skill in driving operational excellence will help accelerate the pace of improvement throughout the Company. He also brings a results-oriented, global approach and focus on continuous improvement that Spartan needs in a Chief Operating Officer," Sztykiel said. "We look forward to working with Daryl to accelerate our operational improvement efforts and deliver the growth and positive results shareholders expect."

Mr. Adams was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Midway Products Group, a privately held Tier One automotive supplier. Before joining Midway Products Group, he held a succession of management positions with Lear Corporation, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers. His experience included senior leadership roles in Lear's North American and European operation.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and Manufacturing from Lawrence Institute of Technology.

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational vehicle (RV,) emergency-response, defense, government services, delivery and service markets. The Company's brand names – Spartan, Spartan Chassis, Spartan ERV and Utilimaster - are known for quality, performance, service and first-to-market innovation.

The Company employs approximately 1,700 at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Indiana. Spartan reported sales of $470 million in 2013 and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis.

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