Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) announced that Andrew M. Rooke has been named to the Company’s Board of Directors.
Hugh Sloan, Chairman of the Board, commented on Mr. Rooke’s appointment, “We are pleased to welcome Andrew to Spartan’s Board of Directors. We believe his experience and knowledge in finance, international business, and manufacturing will be helpful as Spartan continues to develop and grow. We look forward to working with him and benefiting from his extensive experience.”
Mr. Rooke currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Manitex International, Inc., a leading North American manufacturer of engineered lifting equipment. He has held this position since 2007. His professional experience includes GKN Sinter Metals, where he served as Chief Financial Officer, and with other organizations that include Quaker Oats, Ltd., and Rolls Royce, Ltd.
John Sztykiel, Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Motors, stated, “The Board has been integral in transforming Spartan Motors, ensuring accountability and providing leadership as management executes its strategy. Having Andrew join the Board makes it stronger, which in turn strengthens the Company and ensures that Spartan evolves in the right direction.”
Mr. Rooke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of York, England and is a Chartered Accountant. He is a native of Birmingham, England and currently resides in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
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