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): July 5, 2011



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other
jurisdiction of


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(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


7777 North 73rd Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(414) 354-2310

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Not Applicable

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



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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.


(d)                                 On July 5, 2011 the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Kenneth W. Krueger as a Class II independent director of the Company with an initial term expiring at the 2012 annual meeting of stockholders.  Mr. Krueger has served as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of The Manitowoc Company, a multi-industry capital goods manufacturer headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, since 2004.  From May 2006 until August 2009, Mr. Krueger was the Chief Operating Officer of Bucyrus International, Inc., a global mining equipment manufacturer headquartered in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Mr. Krueger also served as Bucyrus International, Inc.’s Executive Vice President from December 2005 until May 2006.  Prior to joining Bucyrus International, Inc., Mr. Krueger was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of A. O. Smith Corporation, a global manufacturer of water heaters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from August 2000 until June 2005.


The Board appointed Mr. Krueger to the Compensation, Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees of the Board.


As a non-employee director, Mr. Krueger will receive the compensation paid to all non-employee directors of the Company as described in the Company’s 2011 Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2011.


There are no arrangements between Mr. Krueger and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Krueger was elected to serve as a director, nor are there any transactions in which the Company is a participant in which Mr. Krueger has a material interest.


The Company’s press release issued on July 5, 2011 announcing Mr. Krueger’s appointment to the Board is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.               Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(a)                                  Not applicable.


(b)                                 Not applicable.


(c)                                  Not applicable.


(d)                                 Exhibits.  The following exhibit is being furnished herewith:


(99.1)                   Press release dated July 5, 2011.





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: July 5, 2011



/s/ Robert McCormick




Robert McCormick




Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer




and Secretary





Exhibit Index to Current Report on Form 8-K













Press release dated July 5, 2011.