Shyft Group Appoints John Dunn as President and CEO

The Shyft Group in Novi, a provider of specialty vehicle manufacturing, appointed John Dunn, as president and CEO of the company, effective immediately.
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John Dunn
John Dunn

The Shyft Group in Novi, a provider of specialty vehicle manufacturing, appointed John Dunn, as president and CEO of the company, effective immediately.

Dunn, who previously served as president of Shyft’s fleet vehicles and services, also will join the board of directors. In connection with the company’s previously announced leadership transition plan, Daryl Adams, current president and CEO, will step down from his role and resign from the board. Adams will remain with the company in an advisory capacity for six months to ensure a smooth transition.

“I am proud of how our team has transformed Shyft into an industry leader in our attractive end markets of last-mile delivery and infrastructure,” says Adams. “Since I joined Shyft in 2014, we have demonstrated our ability to execute through changing market conditions while driving operational improvements, investing in innovation, and delivering value to our customers and shareholders. Shyft is well-positioned with a growing roster of innovative brands with strong prospects. I look forward to working closely with John, ensuring a seamless leadership transition.”

Dunn joined Shyft in January 2023 as president of fleet vehicles and services. Prior to joining Shyft, he served as president and CEO of Americas for Plastic Omnium, a global mobility solutions company with €9.5 billion of revenue in 2022. He previously held various leadership positions at Brose, including president of North America, a global Tier 1 automotive supplier that equips half of the new cars worldwide across its 68 locations. Dunn holds a Master of Science in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

“I am honored that the board has entrusted me to lead Shyft as we accelerate our strategic
vision, enhance product quality and innovation, and expand our customer reach,” says Dunn. “I am confident in our team’s resilience and ability to deliver great products across our leading brands, increase shareholder value, and strengthen Shyft’s workplace culture.