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Michael L Sparks | Executive Vice President | Spartan Light Metal Products

Mike retired in 2015 as Executive Vice President of Purchasing for Spartan, a privately held manufacturing company serving the automotive industry, founded in 1961 by Henry Jubel.  Spartan has manufacturing plants in Missouri and Illinois, and sales offices in St. Louis, Detroit, Berlin, and Tokyo.  

Mike joined Spartan Light Metal Products in 1989 as Manufacturing Manager.  While at Spartan he held positions as Manufacturing Manager, Operations Manager, Vice President Plant Manager, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Executive Vice President Operations (for three Manufacturing Plants), and his last assignment, Executive Vice President Purchasing. In addition to his operational experience, Mike has held positions as Director of Human Resources and CFO.   

Mike is a member of the Chief Purchasing Officer Council of OESA (Original Equipment Supplier Association)


Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Agriculture, Farming, Fishing & Hunting
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Professional & Business Services


University of Missouri - BS Business Administration

Stanford Graduate School of Business - Executive Program for Growing Companies

Washington University- Program for Executive Development


Communication Methods

  • In Person