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Spartan Motors Inc (SPAR.OQ)

SPAR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Sharman

59 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Daryl Adams

56 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Matthew Long

56 2018 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Stephen Guillaume

50 2015 President of the Specialty Chassis and Vehicles Business Unit

John Slawson

52 2015 President - Spartan Emergency Response

Thomas Ninneman

48 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Schultz

53 2016 Chief Administrative Officer

Paul Mascarenas

56 2018 Director

Thomas Clevinger

65 2018 Independent Director

Richard Dauch

57 2010 Independent Director

Ronald Harbour

61 2009 Independent Director

Jeri Isbell

60 2018 Independent Director

Dominic Romeo

58 2017 Independent Director

Andrew Rooke

60 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Sharman

Mr. James A. Sharman is Independent Chairman of the Board of Spartan Motors, Inc. Since February 2018, Mr. Sharman has served as the Chief Operating Officer of GoHealth, a leading provider of technology and service solutions for the health care and insurance industries. From 2014 through 2017, Mr. Sharman served as Chief Operating Officer of Coyote Logistics, a freight broker and logistics services provider and a wholly owned subsidiary of United Parcel Service, Inc. From 2006 through 2014, Mr. Sharman served as Managing Partner of Truecast Capital, LLC, an investment firm. His work history includes President and CEO of World Kitchen, Inc. and Rubicon Technology, Inc. He was Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain for CNH as well as Vice President and General Manager, Latin America, for the Case Corporation. He served as the Commanding Officer of an Engineering Company in the United States Army and was an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Mr. Sharman also serves on the Board of Directors of Standard Solar, Inc., a privately held solar electric systems company. Mr. Sharman is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Sharman’s extensive business experience, including international management experience, allows him to provide valuable insight to the Board.

Daryl Adams

Mr. Daryl M. Adams is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Adams joined the Company as the Chief Operating Officer on July 31, 2014. Prior to joining Spartan Motors, Mr. Adams served for seven years as CEO of Midway Products Group, a privately-held Tier One automotive supplier. Prior to that, he held a succession of management positions over a 17-year career with Lear Corporation, including senior leadership and international roles in Lear’s North American and European operations. Mr. Adams holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and Manufacturing from Lawrence Institute of Technology. He is an active member of various manufacturing associations including: Business Leaders of Michigan, the Capital Area Manufacturers Council, and Lansing Economic Area Partners. As the current President and CEO of the Company, Mr. Adams’ participation on the Spartan Motors Board of Directors is of critical importance, providing the remaining members a clear perspective into the Company’s operations and strategic direction.

Matthew Long

Mr. Matthew W. Long, CPA is Interim Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. He served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary of Supreme Industries, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Long served as Treasurer of CTS Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer of electronic components and sensors, and from 2000 until 2003 as Assistant Treasurer of CTS Corporation. Prior to that Mr. Long held a variety of accounting and finance positions for Emerson Electric Co., General Housewares Corporation and United Technologies Corporation.

Stephen Guillaume

Mr. Stephen K. Guillaume is President of the Specialty Chassis and Vehicles Business Unit of the company. Mr. Guillaume joined Spartan Motors in January 2015 as Vice President of New Business Development and Joint Ventures. In this role, Mr. Guillaume was responsible for managing Spartan’s joint ventures and leading business development initiatives across the organization. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Guillaume held a succession of management positions over a 24 year career with Navistar, a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, busses, defense vehicles and engines, most recently as General Manager of Navistar Commercial Trucks, a position he held from 2010 through 2014. Mr. Guillaume began his career at Navistar in finance and accounting, before progressing into a plant controller role and later positions in business development and general management. Mr. Guillaume holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University.

John Slawson

Mr. John W. Slawson is President - Spartan Emergency Response of the Company. Prior to joining Spartan, Mr. Slawson served as the President of Horton Emergency Vehicles, a market-leading manufacturer of ambulances in North America and a member company of Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV). Prior to joining Horton in 2011, he was the President and an equity partner of U.S. Tanker Fire Apparatus LLC. Mr. Slawson was previously the President of Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, a manufacturer of command and law enforcement vehicles, and Director of Dealer Development and Distribution for Pierce Manufacturing, the largest fire apparatus manufacturer in North America. His career spans over 25 years, during which he has held executive positions and led teams within many world-class companies.

Thomas Ninneman

Mr. Thomas Ninneman is Chief Operating Officer of the company. He joined the Company on January 1, 2017 as part of its acquisition of Smeal Fire Apparatus Company, for which he served as Chief Operating Officer, a position he held from June, 2014 until the acquisition on January 1, 2017. Prior to joining Smeal, he served as President of Navitor, a division of privately held Taylor Corporation, as well as a variety of operating and managerial roles at Oshkosh Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. He also served for 11 years as an active duty and reserve officer in the U.S. Army.

Thomas Schultz

Mr. Thomas C. Schultz is Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Spartan, Mr. Schultz served as Director, North America where he led the Human Resources corporate function at BASF in 2013. Prior to that Mr. Schultz served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Energy Conversion Devices and United Solar Ovonics from 2008 until 2012. Previous to that, Mr. Schultz was Director, North America at Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, a United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Schultz began his career at American Axle & Manufacturing where he held various progressive manufacturing, labor relations and human resources roles over an 11 year period. Mr. Schultz earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Detroit, a Master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science/Public Administration from Western Michigan University.

Paul Mascarenas

Mr. Paul Anthony Mascarenas is Director of the Company. Mr. Mascarenas currently serves on the boards of United States Steel Corporation, a leading producer of steel and steel products inNorth AmericaandEurope, and ON Semiconductor Corporation, a leading manufacturer of semiconductor components. Mr. Mascarenas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of London, King's College, and an honorary doctorate degree from Chongqing University in China. The addition of Mr. Mascarenas to the Board of Directors brings exceptional global experience in research and development, engineering, and product innovation gained throughout his 32-year career with Ford Motor Company. Most recently, Mr. Mascarenas served as Chief Technical Officer, where he led the company's research and advanced engineering activities, including development of Ford's "Blueprint for Mobility," V2X (vehicle-to-infrastructure) communications, and autonomous driving technologies.

Thomas Clevinger

Mr. Thomas R. Clevinger is Independent Director of the company. Since 2016, Mr. Clevinger has served as the CEO and Managing Partner of Cornerstone Growth Advisors, LLC., a consulting firm that focuses on strategic growth initiative advisory services, namely for the automotive and commercial vehicles industries. From 2010 to 2016 Mr. Clevinger served as Senior Vice President/Managing Director – Global at Navistar, Inc., where he managed all lines of business outside the U.S. and Canada. Prior to his work at Navistar, Mr. Clevinger served from 1995 to 2010 in various senior leadership roles at PACCAR, Inc. where he oversaw global sales and distribution operations for parts and service support. Mr. Clevinger holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Development, both from the City University of Seattle. Mr. Clevinger brings with him a wealth of expertise in global commercial vehicle sales and support, with an emphasis in aftermarket parts and service sales and distribution.

Richard Dauch

Mr. Richard F. Dauch is Independent Director of Spartan Motors Inc., Prior to that, Mr. Dauch served as President and CEO of global mechanical fastener supplier, Acument Global Technologies, Inc. He held prior leadership roles during a 13-year career at American Axle & Manufacturing, a global supplier of driveline and chassis systems, as well as at United Technologies Carrier Corporation, after concluding an 11-year career in the United States Army. Mr. Dauch is a member of the Board of Directors of Accuride Corporation, an SEC registrant and is the Chairman of the Heavy Duty Business Forum. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Koch Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company, and on the Board of Directors of the Army Football Club at West Point. Mr. Dauch is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the MIT “Leaders For Manufacturing” program. Mr. Dauch’s 30-plus years of cumulative leadership experience in a broad range of disciplines allow him to provide valuable insight and experience to the Board. Mr. Dauch currently serves as the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.

Ronald Harbour

Mr. Ronald Harbour is Independent Director of Spartan Motors Inc., Mr. Harbour serves as Senior Partner – Global Automotive Manufacturing for Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm. He was the President of Harbour Consulting prior to its acquisition by Oliver Wyman in 2007. Mr. Harbour serves on the Board of Lincoln Educational, a public company providing schooling for automotive repair skills, Detroit Cristo Rey, a non-profit private school, and on the Advisory Council of the Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business. Mr. Harbour previously served on the Board of Directors of Noble International, Ltd., an SEC registrant, and three privately held automotive companies: U.S. Manufacturing, a manufacturer of axles; Empire Electronics, a manufacturer of wire harnesses; and Techform, a manufacturer of vehicle hardware. Over his 35-plus years of experience as a management consultant, Mr. Harbour has gained a deep and broad knowledge of the automotive industry and particular expertise in the various unique management and operational issues facing participants in the industry, along with experience in the electronics, food, aerospace and furniture industries. Mr. Harbour currently serves as the Chairman of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the Board.

Jeri Isbell

Ms. Jeri L. Isbell is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Isbell is an experienced CHRO and finance executive who put Lexmark International, Inc. at the forefront of U.S. companies adopting innovative workforce practices and policies. During her 25-year tenure at Lexmark, she held a variety of senior roles, including Chief Human Resources Officer, Vice President of Compensation and Benefits, Vice President of Finance and Division Chief Financial Officer, and U.S. Controller. Ms. Isbell began her career at IBM. Ms. Isbell currently serves as a director of Atkore International, where she chairs the compensation committee and is a member of the audit committee, and SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc., where she chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee. She also serves on The Nature Conservancy (Kentucky Chapter), and the Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Consortium. Ms. Isbell earned a Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a 2018 inductee into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni of Eastern Kentucky University.

Dominic Romeo

Mr. Dominic A. Romeo serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Romeo served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Thor Industries, Inc., a leading publicly-traded manufacturer of recreational vehicles, from February 2013 to October 2013. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Romeo served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IDEX Corporation, a leading publicly-traded global manufacturer of pump products, dispensing equipment, and other engineered products. Prior to joining IDEX, Mr. Romeo served in several financial leadership positions at Honeywell International, Inc., a diversified technology and manufacturing company that services customers globally, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell Aerospace from 2001 to 2004; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell International’s Engine Systems and Services divisions from 1999 to 2001; and various other senior finance positions from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Romeo’s prior work history also includes various management positions in finance and accounting with General Electric, AAR Corporation and Price Waterhouse. Mr. Romeo currently serves on the board of Novanta, Inc. a leading publicly-traded technology supplier to medical and advanced industrial equipment manufacturers, and BBB Industries, a privately-held automotive parts manufacturer. Mr. Romeo served on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Audit Committee of Federal Signal Corporation, a leading publicly-traded global designer and provider of safety and security products and solutions, from 2010 to April 2013. Mr. Romeo has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Accounting and Business Administration from Manchester University. Mr. Romeo brings to the Board of Directors significant experience and expertise in finance and accounting.

Andrew Rooke

Mr. Andrew M. Rooke is Independent Director of Spartan Motors, Inc., Since December, 2016, Mr. Rooke has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ASV Holdings, Inc., a Minnesota based manufacturer of compact track loader and skid steer loader equipment used in the construction, agricultural and forestry industries. From 2007 through 2016, Mr. Rooke served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Manitex International, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered lifting equipment. From 2002 until 2006, Mr. Rooke served as Vice President of Finance for GKN Sinter Metals, a Tier 1 supplier of components to the auto industry, and, from 1999 until 2002, as Finance Director of various GKN off highway and auto components divisions. Mr. Rooke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of York, England, and is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Rooke’s experience and knowledge in finance, international business, manufacturing, and the automotive industry allow him to provide valuable insight and experience to the Board.

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