Spartan Motors names new chairman, replaces founder

CHARLOTTE, Mich. -- Spartan Motors Inc. on Monday said it had named David Wilson chairman, replacing Spartan's founder George Sztykiel, who in January announced he would not run for reelection as chairman and relinquish his position as chief executive in June 2002.

The Charlotte, Mich.,-based manufacturer of heavy-duty chassis said Wilson, an independent automotive industry consultant who had served as a board member for five years, would assume his new role in June 2002.

Wilson had also previously worked in a variety of management roles in the trucking and commercial divisions of leading automotive manufacturers, including Volvo GM Heavy Duty Truck Corp and Mercedes Benz of North America.

Wilson is heading Spartan's special board committee conducting a search for a chief executive officer said the company.

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