Washington, D.C. 20549



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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 22, 2020


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)











(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


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16640 Stagg Street,





Van Nuys, California




(Address of principal executive offices)



(Zip Code)

(818) 734-5300

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Former name or former address, if changed since last report: N/A

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


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Common Stock, par value $.001 per share


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Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock Purchase Rights

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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On October 22, 2020, Capstone Turbine Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Neshan Nino Tavitian as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer, effective October 26, 2020.  In this role, Mr. Tavitian will become the Company’s principal accounting officer, replacing Mr. Frederick S. Hencken III, who will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Tavitian, age 40, served as the Corporate Controller at TestEquity, LLC from October 2017 to October 2020. From June 2014 to October 2017, Mr. Tavitian served as the Controller and Director of SEC Reporting at MRV Communication, Inc. From June 2010 to June 2014, Mr. Tavitian served as the Assistant Controller for Unico American Corporation. From January 2007 to May 2010, Mr. Tavitian was employed by Stonefield Josephson LLP, (subsequently acquired by Marcum LLP) providing attest services. Mr. Tavitian received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the California State University, Northridge and is a Certified Public Accountant (active) licensed in California.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Tavitian and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as an officer, nor are there any family relationships between Mr. Tavitian and any of the Company's directors or executive officers. Additionally, there are no transactions involving Mr. Tavitian that are required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. In connection with this appointment, the Company expects to enter into its standard form of indemnification and change of control agreements for officers and directors with Mr. Tavitian.


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: October 26, 2020


/s/ Darren R. Jamison

Name: Darren R. Jamison

Title: President and Chief Executive Officer