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Shyft Group CEO Named EY Regional Entrepreneur Of The Year

President and CEO since 2015, Daryl Adams leads a nimble, flexible and solutions-focused organization.


Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced today that Daryl Adams, President and CEO of The Shyft Group, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year2022 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.


Adams was selected by a panel of independent judges who 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.


“I could not have achieved this honor without the support of my family and colleagues. 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.”

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.




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