The Spartan Motors Inc. Board of Directors has elected John Sztykiel, 44, to the position of CEO of the company, effective next June.

John Sztykiel has served as president and COO of Spartan, a builder of fire trucks, emergency vehicles and a supplier of diesel pusher chassis to motorhome manufacturers, since 1992. As CEO, he will replace his father, George Sztykiel, a co-founder of the corporation.

John Sztykiel has worked for Spartan for 16 years and he was instrumental in the company’s move into the motorhome chassis business in 1985.