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): January 12, 2018



Sypris Solutions, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


101 Bullitt Lane, Suite 450





Louisville, Kentucky





(Address of Principal

Executive Offices)




(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (502) 329-2000



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Item 5.02(c).

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


On January 12, 2018, the Board of Directors of Sypris Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the reorganization and elimination of certain executive officer positions for the Company. Effective as of January 12, 2018, Paul G. Larochelle, will cease to serve as Vice President Sales and Strategic Initiatives for the Company, however, Mr. Larochelle will continue to serve in this position for the Company’s operating subsidiary, Sypris Technologies, Inc. The Company's Board also determined that effective January 12, 2018, Stephen W. Straub, will cease to serve as Vice President Operations for the Company, however, the Board of Sypris Technologies has similarly appointed Mr. Straub to serve as its Vice President Continuous Improvement and Innovation. The decision by the Board to reorganize these executive officer positions was not caused by any disagreement between either Mr. Larochelle or Mr. Straub and 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.






Sypris Solutions, Inc.




January 16, 2018


/s/ John R. McGeeney




John R. McGeeney




Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary