CHARLOTTE, MI — Spartan Motors, Inc. announced on January 10 it has named Randy Knors as president of Road Rescue, Inc., Spartan's Marion, S.C.-based subsidiary and a manufacturer of modular ambulances and specialty vehicles. The Charlotte, Mich.-based manufacturer of custom motorhome chassis, fire truck chassis and emergency-rescue vehicles said Knors was previously vice president of operations at Spartan Chassis, the largest subsidiary of Spartan Motors. Knors joined Spartan Chassis in 2002 as executive director of operations and was promoted in June 2004 to vice president of operations. At Spartan Chassis, he was instrumental in implementing initiatives such as lean manufacturing processes, and the "War on Waste" program. Knors brings more than 25 years of engineering, manufacturing and management experience to Road Rescue, including 20 years of operations management experience in the automotive industry. Prior to his experience at Spartan Chassis, Knors was vice president of North American Operations for Rochester Hills, Mich.-based Eagle Ottawa, a manufacturer and marketer of upholstery leather for the automotive industry. Prior to this position, Knors held numerous plant manager and production manager positions in a 15-year tenure with Tenneco Automotive, a Tier 1 auto supplier. Knors holds a bachelor's degree in science for industrial technology from the University of Wisconsin.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials