Daryl Adams, the president and CEO of The Shyft Group, was named Ernst & Young LLP’s Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award winner.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the finest competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed, noted a press release.
A panel of independent judges evaluated candidates for their entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. The award was announced at the Michigan and Northwest Ohio awards celebration on June 23, 2022, at One Campus Martius in Detroit.
“I am truly honored to be recognized by EY and in such good company with the other regional winners who are similarly devoted to building a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous world,” said Adams. “For nearly 50 years, The Shyft Group has been known as an essential partner to entrepreneurs in the commercial vehicle industry, providing bespoke and technology-forward solutions that enable fleet managers and drivers to grow their businesses. We are now leveraging our legacy of innovation to prepare for the future of transportation with our electric vehicle ecosystem, Blue Arc EV Solutions.”
Adams also thanked his family and colleagues. Moreover, he highlighted the company’s leadership strategy.
“At Shyft, taking smart risks to create a better world means we must focus on staying agile, nimble, flexible, proactive, and solution-based. This leadership strategy has allowed us to navigate the rapidly evolving industry landscape and its challenges while planning ahead for the many opportunities that will come from these changes,” he said.
As a Michigan and Northwest Ohio award winner, Adams will now be considered by the National independent judging panel for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in June 2023.
For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight, and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
About The Shyft Group
The Shyft Group is a North American company in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets. The Shyft Group is organized into two core business units: Shyft Fleet Vehicles & Services and Shyft Specialty Vehicles. Today, its family of brands includes Blue Arc EV Solutions, Utilimaster, Royal Truck Body, DuraMag and Magnum, Strobes-R-Us, Spartan RV Chassis, Builtmore Contract Manufacturing, and corresponding aftermarket provisions.
Featured image courtesy of The Shyft Group.