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
Daryl M. Adams, an over 30-year automotive executive, was quickly elevated to President and Chief Executive Officer of The Shyft Group (formerly Spartan Motors, Inc.), in February 2015, after joining the organization in August 2014, as Chief Operating Officer. Bringing vast experience in the areas of improving operational efficiencies, lean manufacturing, and continuous improvement, Mr. Adams ushered the organization through the turnaround and into its growth phase. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Adams served as the Chief Executive Officer of the privately held Tier One automotive supplier Midway Products Group. During his eight-year tenure with Midway Products Group, the company experienced significant growth and operating improvements. Before joining Midway Products Group, he held a succession of management positions with Lear Corporation, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers. His experience included senior leadership roles in Lear’s North American and European operation. Mr. Adams holds a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and Manufacturing from Lawrence Institute of Technology.
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.
Rick Dauch joined the Company’s Board in 2010 as an Independent Director. Dauch has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Delphi Technologies, global technology leader in vehicle propulsion systems, since 2019. Prior to joining Delphi, in 2011, Dauch became President and CEO of Accuride Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of commercial vehicle components. He has served as the President and CEO of global mechanical fastener supplier Acument Global Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Troy, Mich., joining the company in 2008. He held prior leadership roles during a 13-year career at American Axle & Manufacturing, as well as at United Technologies Carrier Corporation, after concluding an 11-year career in the United States Army. Dauch serves on the Board of Directors and is President of the West Point Army Football Club. Dauch is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the MIT “Leaders for Global Operations” program.
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.
Ron Harbour joined the Company’s Board of Directors in April 2009. Ron is consulting firm Oliver Wyman’s partner responsible for global automotive manufacturing. Since 1983 Mr. Harbour has had broad experience in the assessment, development and implementation of quality, cost and productivity improvements at factories worldwide. Mr. Harbour authors "The Harbour Report", the preeminent annual assessment of automotive manufacturing performance around the globe. Mr. Harbour is in high demand as a speaker and commentator on the automotive industry and is regularly quoted on TV, radio, and the internet.
Paul A. Mascarenas joined the Company’s Board of Directors in 2018, bringing with him extensive experience in global automotive leadership, engineering, and research and development, particularly in the areas of alternative drive technology and mobility platforms. Mr. Mascarenas’s rich career in leadership with Ford Motor Company spanned 32 years and consisted of progressively senior executive leadership roles, leading cross functional teams from across the globe to advance high-stakes innovations such as product development process overhauls to autonomous driving technologies and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. Mr. Mascarenas currently serves on the boards of the United States Steel Corporation and ON Semiconductor Corporation, and serves as a Strategic Advisor and Member of the Technology Advisory Council for Magna International. Mr Mascarenas served as President of FISITA (The International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies) from 2014-2016, and is the President-Elect for SAE International, 2019. 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.
Andrew M. Rooke joined the Company’s Board in 2012 as an Independent Director. Mr. Rooke brings with him a diverse background, including experience and knowledge in finance, international business, and manufacturing. He has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Manitex International, Inc.—a leading North American manufacturer of engineered lifting equipment—since 2007. Prior to joining Manitex, he was Director of Industrial Holdings for Quantum Value Management, a corporate development firm based in Troy, Michigan. His professional experience includes GKN Sinter Metals, where he served as Chief Financial Officer, and with other organizations that include Quaker Oats, Ltd., and Rolls Royce, Ltd. Mr. Rooke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of York, England, and is a Chartered Accountant.
Chief Financial Officer
Jon Douyard was appointed to the Chief Financial Officer role, in January 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 Operating Officer
Todd Heavin joined the Company in June 2019 as the Chief Operating Officer. He brings over 30 years of proven multi-site operational leadership and successful lean manufacturing experience to the Company. Mr. Heavin’s broad experience includes global and domestic operations optimization, mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, and integrations; and automotive supply base operations management and concurrent segment leadership roles at suppliers and final-stage manufacturers across the supply chain. Mr. Heavin most recently led the Casting Division for American Axle & Manufacturing (previously Metaldyne Performance Group (“MPG”), previously Grede, LLC, and previously Citation Corporation), where he implemented world-class, and award-winning, lean manufacturing and achieved industry leading safety, quality, delivery, and financial performance. Prior to his work at American Axle, Mr. Heavin held executive positions at Formtech LLC, and Intermet Corporation, as well as leadership positions at Delphi Automotive and United Technologies Automotive Division. Mr. Heavin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial Administration from Michigan State University.
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Ryan Roney joined the Company in April 2017 serving as the Company’s Chief Counsel. In July 2018, Ryan was promoted to Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Roney’s career spans more than 20 years, during which time he has held several executive and leadership positions in public and private companies. His background includes domestic and global experience in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors. For more than a decade, Mr. Roney served as the global General Counsel for Smiths Detection, an anti-terrorism technology company that manufactures specialty vehicles and products to secure ports and borders around the world. He most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Legal Officer for one of the nation’s largest, publicly traded, post-secondary proprietary educational institutions. In addition to his legal background, Ryan has also served in a variety of business roles, including Executive Vice President of Business Development, President, and CEO. He is the founder of the Warm Spring Foundation, a non-profit organization that designed a method to deliver warm, purified water to people in need across the globe, and serves as a senior advisor to the National Warrior Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Roney earned his law degree from Pepperdine School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.
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, Shyft Specialty Vehicles
Steve Guillaume started with the Company in January, 2015. Mr. Guillaume’s deep domain expertise in the automotive and specialty vehicle manufacturing segments coupled with a broad leadership background translated into an immediate impact for the company in growth and EBITDA enhancement. Prior to joining the organization, Mr. Guillaume had a rich 24 year history at Navistar, rising through the ranks, commanding senior leadership positions across multiple business functions, including Finance, Accounting, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, and Program Management, before entering General Management. Mr. Guillaume then held numerous Vice President and General Manager roles, across multiple segments including specialty vehicles, commercial trucks, and diesel engines. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s prestigious Kellogg School of Management, and has an undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Business Administration/Finance.
President, Shyft Fleet Vehicles & Services
Chad Heminover joined the Company as the Vice President of Operations and Business Development, Fleet Vehicles & Services, in December 2017, and was appointed as the President of the business unit shortly thereafter, in May 2018. Mr. Heminover brings with him a wealth of experience and success across several domestic and international business turnaround efforts, mergers and acquisitions, and top tier new product launches. He has led teams in the areas of sales, finance, product management, manufacturing, and program management. Prior to joining the organization, Heminover served as a Business Unit President for Taylor Corporation, one of the largest print and communications services providers in the U.S. Chad’s dynamic leadership style, innovative nature, and wide-spanning strategic inputs bring immense value to the business. Mr. Heminover earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Minnesota State University.