Shyft Group names new HR chief

NOVI—Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF), formerly Spartan Motors, announced the appointment of Colin Hindman as chief human resources officer.

In this role, Hindman is responsible for developing and executing human resources strategy in support of the overall business direction of the company, which includes talent and change management, antidiscrimination and cultural competence initiatives, organizational and performance supervision, competitive benefits analysis and administration, and employee training and development. He will report directly to Daryl Adams, president and CEO.

“Colin has a proven record of human resources leadership in fast-paced, global manufacturing environments, where he has played a key role in implementing highly effective strategies to support organizational growth,” said Adams. “We welcome Colin and look forward to his direction and successful implementation of HR long-term best practices at Shyft.”

Hindman has more than 20 years of diverse human resources leadership experience at the corporate, division and operating plant levels, both domestically and abroad. Previously, Hindman was chief human resources officer at the auto supplier Dayco, where he led a corporate team of nine, as well as 17 HR directors and managers and was responsible for the company’s global acquisition, development, and engagement initiatives.

Prior to Dayco, Hindman spent more than 14 years at the diversified manufacturer TriMas Corp.  Hindman held several roles of progressive responsibility at TriMas, his last of which was vice president of human resources. He additionally held human resources management positions within Dana Corp. and Wabash Technologies.

Shyft manufactures, assembles, and upfits specialty vehicles, including delivery vehicles, government vehicles, utility and trade vehicles, and more. Its family of brands includes Utilimaster, Royal Truck Body, Strobes-R-Us, Spartan RV Chassis, and Builtmore Contract manufacturing. The company has approximately 2,700 employees at locations in Michigan, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, California, Arizona, Texas, and Saltillo, Mexico. The company reported sales from continuing operations of $757 million in 2019. More at

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