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Charlotte, Mich.-based Spartan Motors Inc. plans to name a new president next week for its Spartan Chassis subsidiary, according to a report in the Lansing State Journal.
The new executive will replace Richard Schalter, who has resigned as the head of Spartan Motors’ main unit.
Spartan said in a one-sentence statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Schalter stepped down last Monday (Dec. 29). Schalter could not be reached for comment.
Schalter joined Spartan Motors in 1996 as CFO and secretary-treasurer of the board of directors. He became president of Spartan Chassis in 2002.
Spartan Chassis makes the underpinnings for recreational, emergency, military and other specialty vehicles.
Spokesman Jeff Lambert said Schalter’s departure was not related to a recent federal contract kickback scheme related to Spartan Chassis’ armored military vehicle work.
Spartan Chassis last month was fined $4.3 million after admitting wrongdoing in paying a former Force Protection Inc. employee for steering it business. It also faces up to a $1.7 million fine in a related civil case.