8-K 1 ctib20210226_8k.htm FORM 8-K ctib20210226_8k.htm






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): February 25, 2021



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22160 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, IL 60010

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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 February 25, 2021, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Yunhong CTI Ltd. (the “Company”) appointed Frank Cesario, the Company’s former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer as a director and member of the Board’s audit committee to fill the vacancy caused by Bret Tayne’s resignation. In addition, the Board appointed Wan Zhang, a current member of the Board, to serve as Chairperson of the Audit Committee.


In September 2020, Mr. Cesario joined Radiac Abrasives, Inc. as its Chief Financial Officer. On September 10, 2020, Mr. Cesario resigned from all positions with the Company after serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from November 20, 2017 until June 2020, a director of the Company since December 31, 2019, and as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2, 2020. Mr. Cesario brings nearly 20 years of CFO and controller experience at manufacturing entities. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cesario served in such roles with Nanophase Technologies Corporation and ISCO International, Inc., publicly traded global suppliers of advanced materials and telecommunications equipment, respectively, as well as Turf Ventures LLC, a privately held chemicals distributor. He began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick and then served in progressively responsible finance positions within Material Sciences Corporation and Outokumpu Copper, Inc. Mr. Cesario holds an MBA (Finance) from DePaul University and a B.S. (Accountancy) from the University of Illinois, and is a registered CPA in the State of Illinois.


There are no family relationships between Mr. Cesario and any director or executive officer of 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.


Date: February 26, 2021








/s/ Jennifer Connerty



Jennifer Connerty



Chief Financial Officer