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): May 15, 2018
MSA SAFETY INCORPORATED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 724-776-8600
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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.
(b) and (c) Change in CEO.
On May 15, 2018, Mr. William M. Lambert retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer of MSA Safety Incorporated (the “Company”) and was elected by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) as Non-Executive Chairman. The same day, the Board elected Nishan J. Vartanian to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Vartanian most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Information concerning Mr. Vartanian can be found in the most recent Proxy Statement of the Company dated April 6, 2018 and filed on the SEC’s EDGAR website. A copy of the press release related to the foregoing matters is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
Press Release dated May 15, 2018
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 thereunto duly authorized.
MSA SAFETY INCORPORATED
By /s/ Douglas K. McClaine
Douglas K. McClaine
Senior Vice President, Secretary and
Chief Legal Officer
Date: May 18, 2018