Spartan Motors has announced Daryl Adams has been hired at chief operating officer. Adams will report to John Sztykiel, Spartan’s CEO.

Adams was most recently CEO of Midway Products Group, a privately held Tier One automotive supplier.

“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.”

Before joining Midway Products Group, Adams held a succession of management positions with Lear Corp., one of the world's largest automotive suppliers.