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COVISINT INC. - Paul Kothari to CFO. He was CFO at Comstellar Technologies Inc. in New Jersey.

Rose Johnson to vice president of global project management. She was vice president of international operations for Covisint, where she helped develop Covisint's European, Asian and Latin American operations.

Daron Gifford to executive vice president of global sales and marketing. He was partner and global director of the automotive practice of Deloitte Consulting of New York.

Covisint, of Southfield, Mich., is a global automotive Internet exchange with a focus on improving the effectiveness of collaborative product development, procurement and supply chain management.

ONSTAR CORP. - Frederick Cooke retired as vice president in charge of commercial development after five years with OnStar and 38 years with General Motors.

Don Butler has been named vice president of OnStar commercial development, effective Jan. 1. Butler had been responsible for the OnStar Virtual Advisor platform, OnStar's location-enabled in-vehicle voice portal.

As part of these moves, OnStar Virtual Advisor will become part of OnStar Wireless Business.

OnStar is a unit of General Motors.

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA INC. - Bradley Norton, 37, to director of parts logistics. He was managing director of European Aftermarket for Honeywell Turbocharging Systems. Norton replaces William Burfeind, who retired.

SPARTAN MOTORS INC. - David Wilson, 65, to chairman, beginning in June. Wilson, a director since 1996, will succeed Spartan Motors founder George Sztykiel, who decided not to seek re-election.

Wilson is an independent consultant to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry. He specializes in marketing, product development and strategic planning.

Sztykiel, 71, also will relinquish his role as CEO in June.

Spartan Motors, of Charlotte, Mich., manufactures custom fire trucks, emergency vehicles and recreational vehicle chassis.

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