Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) has appointed Daryl Adams as Chief Operating Officer, effective August 11. 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."

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.