Spartan Motors Appoints Daryl Adams as COO
Spartan Motors Inc. announced the appointment of Daryl Adams as COO, effective Aug. 11. According to a news release, Adams will report to Spartan CEO John Sztykiel.
“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 COO,” Sztykiel said. “We look forward to working with Daryl to accelerate our operational improvement efforts and deliver the growth and positive results shareholders expect.”
Adams was most recently CEO 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 Corp., one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers. His experience included senior leadership roles in Lear’s North American and European operation.
Adams holds an MBA degree from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s in Industrial Management and Manufacturing from Lawrence Institute of Technology.