President of Quality Manufacturing Plans to Step Down by Year End

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Spartan Motors, Inc.

    CHARLOTTE, Mich., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality Manufacturing, a
 subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SPAR), today announced that Gene
 Hall plans to step down as president for health reasons.
     Quality, which manufactures high-end fire and rescue apparatus, has
 initiated a national search to find a replacement for Hall, who joined Quality
 Manufacturing in 1984.  Hall, 61, will remain with Quality in a sales and
 marketing capacity, and will assist in the transition of leadership after his
 replacement is found.
     Quality is one of three emergency vehicle manufacturers comprising Spartan
 Motor's Emergency Vehicle Team (EVTeam).  In 2000, the EVTeam reported a 50
 percent increase in orders of its custom fire trucks and ambulances.  This
 growth has also fueled higher sales at Spartan Motors Chassis, which is now
 producing 40 percent more fire truck chassis each month than it did four years
 ago.
     "We have been very pleased with the progress made at Quality under Gene's
 watch," said John Sztykiel, president and chief operating officer of Spartan
 Motors.  "Unfortunately, his many hip-replacement operations have necessitated
 that he take a less-active role at the Company.  Gene has played a significant
 role in growing our fire truck business, and we are pleased he will remain
 with Quality to guide our sales and marketing efforts."
     Quality Manufacturing (www.qualitymfg.com ) engineers, manufactures and
 markets custom emergency vehicles, including pumper and aerial fire apparatus
 that are marketed through a dealer network covering North America.  Quality
 focuses its efforts on high-end fire truck customers who desire to extend the
 lifecycle of their emergency vehicles by purchasing premium products.
     Spartan Motors, Inc. (www.spartanmotors.com ) is a leading developer and
 manufacturer of custom chassis for recreational vehicles, fire trucks,
 ambulances and other specialty vehicles.  The Company also owns fire and
 rescue vehicle manufacturers Luverne Fire Apparatus, Quality Manufacturing and
 Road Rescue, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Spartan Motors, Inc.
    CHARLOTTE, Mich., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality Manufacturing, a
 subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SPAR), today announced that Gene
 Hall plans to step down as president for health reasons.
     Quality, which manufactures high-end fire and rescue apparatus, has
 initiated a national search to find a replacement for Hall, who joined Quality
 Manufacturing in 1984.  Hall, 61, will remain with Quality in a sales and
 marketing capacity, and will assist in the transition of leadership after his
 replacement is found.
     Quality is one of three emergency vehicle manufacturers comprising Spartan
 Motor's Emergency Vehicle Team (EVTeam).  In 2000, the EVTeam reported a 50
 percent increase in orders of its custom fire trucks and ambulances.  This
 growth has also fueled higher sales at Spartan Motors Chassis, which is now
 producing 40 percent more fire truck chassis each month than it did four years
 ago.
     "We have been very pleased with the progress made at Quality under Gene's
 watch," said John Sztykiel, president and chief operating officer of Spartan
 Motors.  "Unfortunately, his many hip-replacement operations have necessitated
 that he take a less-active role at the Company.  Gene has played a significant
 role in growing our fire truck business, and we are pleased he will remain
 with Quality to guide our sales and marketing efforts."
     Quality Manufacturing (www.qualitymfg.com ) engineers, manufactures and
 markets custom emergency vehicles, including pumper and aerial fire apparatus
 that are marketed through a dealer network covering North America.  Quality
 focuses its efforts on high-end fire truck customers who desire to extend the
 lifecycle of their emergency vehicles by purchasing premium products.
     Spartan Motors, Inc. (www.spartanmotors.com ) is a leading developer and
 manufacturer of custom chassis for recreational vehicles, fire trucks,
 ambulances and other specialty vehicles.  The Company also owns fire and
 rescue vehicle manufacturers Luverne Fire Apparatus, Quality Manufacturing and
 Road Rescue, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Spartan Motors, Inc.