UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 8-K

 

Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 14, 2021

 

Servotronics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter.)

 

Commission File Number: 001-07109

 

Delaware 16-0837866
(State or other jurisdiction (IRS Employer
of incorporation) Identification No.)

 

1110 Maple Street

Elma, New York 14059-0300

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(716) 655-5990

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock SVT NYSE American

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company        ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.         ¨

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

 

On June 8, 2021, the Board of Directors of Servotronics, Inc. (the "Company") placed Kenneth D. Trbovich on a paid administrative leave from his positions as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company pending an internal investigation. During Mr. Trbovich’s absence, the responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company will be carried out by other Company personnel, led by James C. Takacs, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. Information concerning Mr. Takacs can be found, and is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02, in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 14, 2021.

 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

 

On June 7, 2021, a complaint was filed by Deneb Pirrone in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Erie, against Servotronics, Inc. the Servotronics Board of Directors, The Ontario Knife Company and Kenneth D. Trbovich (collectively, the “Defendants”). The complaint alleges certain violations under the New York Human Rights Law by the Defendants relating to Mr. Pirrone’s employment by the Company as well as intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The complaint also alleges certain purported derivative causes of action against all Defendants, including breach of fiduciary duties, fraud and corporate waste. The complaint seeks monetary damages in an amount not less than $5 million with respect to the direct causes of action and equitable relief with respect to the purported derivative causes of action. The Defendants are currently investigating the complaint.

 

 

 

 

Signature(s)

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date:  June 14, 2021

 

  Servotronics, Inc.
   
   
  By: /s/ Lisa F. Bencel, Chief Financial Officer                 
         Lisa F. Bencel
         Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

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