Spartan Emergency Response recently completed a restructuring of its leadership team with several new appointments in what the company called an investment in global sales, product management and aftermarket support.
In addition to naming Todd Fierro president of Spartan ER earlier this year, Diego Salazar was named vice president of global sales, Kurt Beyer was appointed to the role of vice president, of aftermarket product support and Scott Weishaar was made executive director of product management.
“We’ve made significant progress in our effort to advance safety technology and improve our sales mix to better serve our fire department and OEM customers,” said Daryl Adams, president and chief executive officer of Spartan Motors. “We’ve now added horsepower in the form of an experienced, dedicated ER leadership team.
“This investment reflects our commitment to speed toward a return to growth for this business unit.”
Salazar was serving in an interim VP role, where he revamped Spartan’s commercial strategy while improving distribution channel communications. He joined Spartan in 2013 as director of Latin American sales, after a distinguished career in both global and regional sales, business development, strategy consulting, and government affairs. Salazar has been active in his local fire departments since 1990, having served as a first responder and EMT with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, as well as in Chile. Salazar is responsible for revenue improvement, new business sales, and customer retention.
Beyer brings more than 20 years of aftermarket experience to Spartan, including multiple senior leadership positions at a global manufacturing, supply chain, and aftermarket company serving health care, aerospace and industrial sectors. Additionally, Beyer spent 15 years with a fire apparatus manufacture, where he held both facility and operational leadership positions, responsible for profit and loss management. He is charged with improving the organization’s focus on the entire aftermarket continuum to better service our customers across business units and product verticals.
Weishaar comes to Spartan with 30 years of experience in product management, business development, sales and marketing. Most recently, Weishaar led business development for a leading metal-finishing and systems provider, and he has more than a decade of emergency response experience, including time spent in the role of vice president of marketing and product sales management for a leading apparatus manufacturer. Weishaar’s primary responsibility is to ensure Spartan ER goes to market with the right products, in the right regions, and that it responds to customer demands with safe and durable product that is manufactured efficiently and profitably.
“We have momentum in the form of proprietary engineering, advanced manufacturing capabilities, category-leading safety technologies,and a highly talented skilled workforce,” Adams said. “Now, we have the leadership team in place that will lead us to the future we envision for our Emergency Response business unit.”