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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 March 7, 2018, Kadant Inc. (the “Company”) announced that the Board of Directors has named Eric T. Langevin and Jeffrey L. Powell as Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Chief Operating Officers and Michael J. McKenney as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to the appointments, Mr. Powell was an Executive Vice President, Mr. Langevin was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Mr. McKenney was Senior Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer.
Biographical information and business experience for Mr. Powell, Mr. Langevin and Mr. McKenney are included in the Company’s Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and incorporated by reference herein. Because each person was already an executive officer of the Company, no material plan, contract or arrangement or grant or award was made in connection with his appointment, and their compensation arrangements are described in the Company’s Proxy Statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Powell, Mr. Langevin and Mr. McKenney are not related to any of the Company’s directors or executive officers. There are no related person transactions between the Company, on the one hand, and Mr. Powell, Mr. Langevin or Mr. McKenney or their immediate family members, on the other hand, reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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: March 12, 2018
/s/ Jonathan W. Painter
Jonathan W. Painter
President and Chief Executive Officer