8-K 1 tayd8k200804.htm

Washington, D.C. 20549


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

July 30, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


New York 0-3498 16-0797789
(State or other jurisdiction
  of incorporation)
(Commission File
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


90 Taylor Drive, North Tonawanda, New York   14120
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (716) 694-0800

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Taylor Devices, Inc. announces that Mark V. McDonough, CFO, has resigned as a director of the company as of July 30, 2020. Mr. McDonough will continue to serve the company in his current role as Chief Financial Officer. Consequently, the Board of Directors has appointed Timothy J. Sopko, currently CEO of Taylor Devices, Inc., to fill the vacant seat on the Board.

Mr. Sopko was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer on April 29, 2019 and is the former Vice President and General Manager of Carleton Technologies Inc. (d.b.a. Cobham Mission Systems) in Orchard Park, New York. Prior to becoming Vice President and General Manager at Carleton in 2014, Mr. Sopko, held positions of increasing responsibility including, General Manager, Director of Engineering and Programs, Director of Engineering and Director of Business Development.

Mr. Sopko’s Class 2 nomination will stand for election by shareholders at the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on October 23, 2020.












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: August 4, 2020 



/s/ Mark V. McDonough

    Mark. V. McDonough, Chief Financial Officer