Spartan Motors promotes Tom Ninneman to COO
Spartan Motors announced a series of actions to enhance the depth and bench strength of its senior leadership team, while creating a more streamlined reporting structure. Tom Ninneman has been promoted to COO of Spartan Motors. Ninneman most recently served as Spartan's President of Fleet Vehicles & Services for the past year and previously served as the COO of Smeal Fire Apparatus, which was acquired in 2017. The Company also announced that Chad Heminover has been named President, Fleet Vehicles & Services, which includes the Utilimaster and Spartan Upfit Services go-to-market brands. Heminover most recently served as Vice President of Operations and Business Development of FVS and was previously the Business Unit President for Taylor Corporation, one of the largest print and communications services providers, where he implemented a number of business turnarounds, which resulted in enhanced efficiency and significant improvement in profitability.