Chairman of the Board
James A. Sharman was appointed Chairman of the Board in May of 2017, after having joined the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2016 as an Independent Director. He brings a diverse background to the Board, including executive and leadership roles in global supply chain management/logistics, general management, and private equity. Mr. Sharman currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at GoHealth, an online health insurance marketplace. Prior to that role, Mr. Sharman served as the Chief Operating Officer at Coyote Logistics, LLC, a UPS company. His work history includes Principal of Truecast Capital, LLC; President and CEO of World Kitchen, Inc. and Rubicon Technology; as well as SVP; Global Supply Chain at CNH and VP General Manager, Latin America, for the Case Corporation. He served as the Commanding Officer of an Engineering Company in the US Army and was an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Mr. Sharman holds a Master of Business Administration from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
President and Chief Executive Officer
John Dunn assumed the role of President and CEO at The Shyft Group in October of 2023, bringing with him a rich legacy of leadership and innovation in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. He first joined Shyft in January 2023 as the President of Fleet Vehicles and Services.
Before his tenure at Shyft, Dunn was the President and CEO, Americas for Plastic Omnium, Clean Energy Systems—a global leader in mobility solutions that reported €9.5 billion in revenue in 2022. His extensive career also saw him in influential roles at Brose, where he notably served as the President of North America, a global Tier 1 automotive supplier that equips half of the new cars worldwide across its 68 locations.
Dunn holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Thomas R. Clevinger was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2018 as an Independent Director. Mr. Clevinger brings with him a wealth of expertise in global commercial vehicle sales and support, with an emphasis in aftermarket parts and service sales and distribution. He currently serves as the CEO and Managing Partner of Cornerstone Growth Advisors, LLC., a consulting firm that focuses on strategic growth initiative advisory, namely for the automotive and commercial vehicles industries. Prior to his work at Cornerstone, Mr. Clevinger held numerous progressive positions at Navistar and PACCAR where he oversaw global sales and distribution operations for parts and service support, across an esteemed 30-year career. Mr. Clevinger holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Development, both from the City University of Seattle.
Michael Dinkins was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in December 2020, and additionally serves on the Board’s Audit Committee.
Dinkins brings with him nearly three decades of executive financial leadership experience, having served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer at a number of publicly traded companies, including Integer Holdings Corp as well as Hilb, Rogal, & Hobbs Co. Dinkins currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dinkins Financial, which assists private equity firms in building portfolios through acquisitions. Dinkins began his career at General Electric, where he spent 17 years and held multiple financial roles across the company.
Dinkins brings with him vast board leadership experience and is National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship Certified™. In addition to The Shyft Group, he currently serves on the boards of Crane Co., Community Health Systems, and the National Council on Compensation Insurance. Over the span of his career, Dinkins has served on the boards of five publicly traded companies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Administration from Michigan State University, and obtained both his CPA and CMA license, graduated with honors from GE’s Financial Management Program, then serving as an instructor for five years.
Carl Esposito was appointed to the board in March 2022. He is currently Senior Vice President and President of the E-Systems business for Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, roles he has held since 2019. He brings decades of experience in leading strategic product innovation and global business lines in aerospace and automotive. Prior to joining Lear in 2019, Mr. Esposito enjoyed a 30-year career at Honeywell that culminated with his role as President of the Electronic Solutions Strategic Business Unit for Honeywell Aerospace, overseeing strategy, product development, and sales. He also served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management and held various positions in the United States and Europe, including global sales and marketing, product management and strategy, program management, and engineering. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. Esposito earned master’s degrees in program management and business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is also a licensed private pilot.
Angela K. Freeman was appointed to the Board of Directors in August of 2019. She serves on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Freeman serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer at C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest third party logistics providers with annual revenues of more than $16 billion, where she leads the company’s global talent strategies. In addition, she serves as the President of the C.H. Robinson Foundation, the company’s philanthropic affiliate. Freeman serves on the Board of LeadersUp, a national non-profit that supports employment opportunities for at-risk youth, as well as on the Board of the University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation. Freeman holds a Master of Science degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of North Dakota.
Pamela Kermisch was appointed to The Shyft Group’s Board of Directors in March 2023. Kermisch brings extensive experience in business transformation, brand strategy and positioning, and dealer/retail marketing. She has subject matter expertise in business and commercial strategy, insights and analytics, digital transformation, and customer experience. Since January 2018, Kermisch has served as the Chief Customer Growth Officer at Polaris Inc., the global leader in powersports. She is responsible for helping deepen Polaris’ relationships with its existing customers, expanding brand awareness, and connecting with new consumers. She currently serves on the Greater Twin Cities United Way Board of Directors and the Marketing Department Advisory Board of the University of Arizona Eller School of Business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Paul A. Mascarenas joined the Company’s Board of Directors in 2018, bringing with him extensive global experience in automotive engineering, and research and development, particularly in the areas of alternative drive technology and mobility platforms. Mr. Mascarenas’s rich career with Ford Motor Company spanned 32 years and consisted of progressively senior roles, leading cross functional teams from across the globe to advance high-stake innovations such as product development process overhauls to autonomous driving technologies and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. Mr. Mascarenas currently serves on the boards of Borg Warner Automotive, the ON Semiconductor Corporation, and the United States Steel Corporation. Mr Mascarenas served as President of FISITA (The International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies) from 2014-2016, and was the 2019 President of SAE International. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of London, King’s College, United Kingdom, and an honorary doctorate degree from Chongqing University, China. He has also attended Director’s Education programs at Stanford Law School and Harvard Business School. In 2015, he was awarded on OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, for his services to the automotive industry.
Terri Pizzuto was appointed to the Shyft Group’s Board of Directors in January, 2021, and brings nearly four decades of executive financial experience with her, having most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Hub Group, Inc., a publicly traded supply chain solutions provider that offers multi-modal transportation services throughout North America.
She provided extensive organizational leadership as a key member of the executive team and helped to distinguish Hub Group within the investment community.
Prior to her time at Hub Group, Pizzuto spent 22 years at Arthur Andersen, LLP, in various roles, including Audit Partner.
Pizzuto received a BS in accounting from the University of Illinois and is a CPA.
Mark Rourke joined The Shyft Group’s Board of Directors in January 2021, serving as an independent Director and has been appointed to the Board’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Rourke currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Schneider National, Inc. (NYSE: SNDR), a publicly traded provider of truckload, intermodal, and logistics services, and manages a fleet of over 9,000 company trucks and 58,000 trailers and containers throughout North America. Since starting his career with Schneider National in 1987, Rourke has served in a series of leadership positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, which he held prior to his appointment to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2019.
Rourke serves on several boards, including the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Trucking Alliance, and the Transportation & Logistics Task Force of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.
Mr. Rourke received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Akron and has completed leadership curriculum at Harvard University.
Chief Financial Officer
Jon Douyard was appointed to the Chief Financial Officer role, in March of 2020. Jon brings 20 years of executive financial management experience to the Company. Prior to joining the organization, Jon spent four years at Fluke Corporation, an operating company within Fortive, in the CFO and VP of Finance roles. Prior to Fluke, Jon spent 15 years in key financial leadership positions at United Technologies and General Electric. Most recently, he served as the CFO, Commercial Systems and Services at UTC’s Sikorsky Aircraft division. Prior to that, he served in multiple divisional CFO and financial planning roles at GE, where he was also a graduate of the Financial Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff. Douyard earned both Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt certifications and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bentley University, in Waltham, MA.
Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Joshua Sherbin joined The Shyft Group in May, 2021 as Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary for the organization. Sherbin brings with him more than two decades of corporate legal and compliance experience to the role, with deep specialization in mergers and acquisitions, strategic Board leadership, intellectual property, and capital markets law. Prior to Shyft, Sherbin served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary at TriMas Corporation, a publicly traded diversified industrial manufacturing company. Previously, he served for eight years as North American Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Valeo, a publicly traded diversified Tier 1 automotive supplier headquartered in France, in addition to publicly traded Kelly Services, a leading professional staffing organization. Sherbin began his career at Butzel Long, a Michigan based law firm. He holds a juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kalamazoo College.
Chief Information Officer
Andy Anderson was appointed to the Chief Information Officer role in November 2019, bringing over 20 years of global automotive technology leadership experience with him to the Company. In this role, Anderson has direct oversight of the Infrastructure, Security, Applications, Development, and User Support functions across the enterprise. Mr. Anderson’s broad experience includes a diverse background, having led several global automotive companies’ technology organizations through acquisitions, rapid organic expansions, and restructures. Anderson joined the Company from Stant Corporation, where, as CIO, he stabilized business systems, implemented business critical cloud-based technology stacks, and lead systems consolidation effort that allowed the company to invest heavily in new solutions. Prior to Stant, Anderson served in multiple global technology senior leadership positions at Visteon, where he led the development and launch of a broad portfolio of strategic applications, oversaw acquisitions and divestitures, and streamlined the organization’s application portfolio leading to significant cost savings and efficiency gains. Prior to Visteon, Anderson worked in multiple business roles including program management, purchasing, and supply chain at Ford Motor Company. Mr. Anderson earned his Master of Business Administration from Lawrence Technology University and his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Colin Hindman joined The Shyft Group in June 2020, bringing more than 20 years of human resources leadership experience to advance employee engagement and cultural competence initiatives. Previously, Mr. Hindman served as chief human resources officer at Dayco, a global leader in the research, design, manufacturing and distribution of engine drive systems and aftermarket services, where he led an international team and was responsible for global talent lifecycle management. Before joining Dayco, he spent 14 years at TriMas Corporation, a diversified global public manufacturer and provider of products to customers in the consumer products, aerospace and industrial end markets, where he held several human resource management positions including vice president of human resources. Additionally, he held human resource management positions within Dana Corporation and Wabash Technologies. Mr. Hindman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Manchester in North Manchester, Indiana.
President, Specialty Vehicles
Jacob Farmer joined Shyft in July 2023 as President, Specialty Vehicles. Mr. Farmer brings extensive experience in operations and manufacturing, margin expansion, growth acceleration, program management, product launch, and mergers and acquisitions. He most recently served as President and CEO of Trialon Corporation. Previously, Mr. Farmer held various leadership positions at Cooper Standard, including Global Vice President and General Manager of the Industrial & Specialty Group. He also spent several years at Inteva Products with leadership roles in corporate business strategy. Mr. Farmer is a Six Sigma Green Belt and Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM). He holds an Executive MBA from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University.
Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller
Scott Ocholik joined The Shyft Group in July 2019 as Vice President and Corporate Controller. In July 2022, he was appointed the additional executive leadership role of Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Ocholik brings over 25 years of experience in the global automotive supply industry, specialty vehicle industry and public accounting. Prior to Shyft, Mr. Ocholik spent three years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Gestamp North America, a global automotive manufacturer of metal components. Prior to Gestamp, he held several senior financial leadership positions during a 15-year career at Dura Automotive Systems, a global supplier to the automotive industry. Mr. Ocholik started his career with Arthur Andersen LLP in Detroit as a graduate out of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.