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Spartan Expands Board of Directors

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Spartan Motors expanded its Board of Directors to nine members with the appointment of James C. Orchard to the Board, according to a news release Wednesday.

During his 46-year career, Orchard held executive and leadership positions with companies in the automotive, truck, and aftermarket parts industries. From 2008 until 2014, he served as the CEO of Dayco LLC, a privately held supplier of engine parts and systems to the automotive industry.

“James Orchard is a talented executive who will add valuable strategic and global perspective to our already strong Board of Directors,” Chairman of Spartan’s Board of Directors Hugh Sloan said. “Having spent the majority of his career immersed in industries that relate closely to our business, we are confident that his experience will be a great asset to Spartan Motors.”

“I am pleased to join the Board of Spartan Motors,” Orchard “I admire the company’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the customer, and I look forward to working with management and my fellow Board members to continue to build long-term shareholder value.”

Orchard received a bachelor of science degree in Business Operations and a bachelor of science degree in Marketing, both from Indiana University.

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