Speaker: John Sztykiel, Created to C

Air Date: May 09, 2017

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with John Sztykiel, CEO and President, Created-to-C, and former CEO and President of Spartan Motors.

Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. John Sztykiel has been quoted to say: “Throughout my professional career, I have thrived on engaging in complex challenges, refining operational aspects of businesses, developing transitional growth while minimizing risks, initiating cultural excellence, enacting personal and customer oriented marketing, and overall delivering a better world.” In this segment, John talks with Tomas about how companies innovate today, how they should go about innovating products/services and processes, and how innovation takes place may change in the future.

Speaker: John Sztykiel, Created to C

Air Date: August 12, 2016

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this interview segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat focuses on global innovation research. Many companies thrive on being innovative, and some parts of the world even has more innovative companies (and countries) than others. In this segment, we focus on idea generation and implementation of innovative ideas from the angle of state-of-the-art business practice. John Sztykiel, Founder of Created-to-C and former CEO of Spartan Motors is our guest. Created-to-C (www.createdtoc.com/) is a company John Sztykiel started with his wife Joni to help, create, and incubate ideas from various people and companies along the innovation path to success.

Speaker: John Sztykiel, Created to C

Air Date: August 12, 2016

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this interview segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat focuses on Created-to-C (www.createdtoc.com), a new company founded by John and Joni Sztykiel and located in Old Town, Lansing, Michigan. John Sztykiel is the guest on the show. He is former CEO of Spartan Motors. Created-to-C is a unique and important “incubator-type” company in Michigan focused on to helping, creating, and incubating ideas from various people and companies along the innovation path to success.

Speaker: John Sztykiel, Created to C

Air Date: June 11, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with John Sztykiel, CEO and President of Created to C, and Member of the Board of Directors, Spartan Motors (and former CEO of Spartan Motors). John has a fascinating background as a company leader in Michigan.

He and his wife Joni recently started Created to C, a venture that will help companies and perhaps also start companies in a variety of areas. John talks about “getting back to reality” and getting into the trenches of running a business, using the passion, skills and knowledge John has acquired over many years of top-level leadership at Spartan Motors. They also discuss the value of competitiveness derived from John’s high-performance athletic days as a hockey player.