SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): December 18, 2017
IDEAL POWER INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
4120 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100
Austin, Texas, 78744
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Issuer Telephone number)
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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 December 18, 2017, Mark L. Baum notified Ideal Power Inc. (the “Company”) of his resignation from his positions as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company (the “Audit Committee”), member of the Compensation Committee of the Company, and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company (the “Nomination Committee”), in each case effective December 31, 2017. He is resigning without dispute or disagreement with the Company.
On December 18, 2017, the Board appointed Michael Turmelle to serve as a member of the Board, chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Compensation Committee and member of the Nominating Committee. There are no family relationships between Mr. Turmelle and any director or executive officer of the Company, and he has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Mr. Turmelle will receive cash compensation of $25,000 for his service during the fourth quarter of the Company’s fiscal year 2017. For each year of service following the fourth quarter of 2017, Mr. Turmelle will receive $40,000 in cash compensation as well as options to purchase shares of Company common stock having a grant date fair value of $30,000, which will vest in equal quarterly installments over the one year period following the date of grant, subject to continued service to the Company.
On December 18, 2017, the Board approved reduced annual compensation to be paid to the independent directors, effective January 1, 2018, as follows: each of the independent directors shall receive cash compensation of $40,000 and options to purchase shares of Company common stock having a grant date fair value of $30,000, which will vest in equal quarterly installments over the one year period following the date of grant, subject to continued service to the Company.
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.
Dated: December 19, 2017
|IDEAL POWER INC.|
|By:||/s/ Timothy Burns|
|Chief Financial Officer|