Spartan Names Michael Bowman Vice President of Sales and Emergency Response

Spartan Chassis (“Spartan” or the “Company”), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), today announced to the Emergency Response (ER) media that Michael Bowman has been named Vice President of Sales, serving the ER Cab/Chassis Industry. The appointment is effective immediately.

John Sztykiel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Motors, Inc., stated, “Michael brings vision, clear strategy and operational execution to Spartan Chassis’ ER business. Since taking the lead of the sales function, Spartan Chassis has experienced good profitable growth under Michael’s leadership and we look forward to him leading us into the future.”

Bowman has served as the Director of ER Chassis Sales since December 2010, and has been with Spartan Chassis since 2008. Bowman joined Spartan Chassis as Midwest Regional Sales Manager, representing the Company in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Bowman has more than 30 years of experience in sales and diesel engines. His 34 years of experience in the fire industry, including 13 years as fire chief, have enabled Bowman to excel where others have struggled in the ER industry.