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): June 1, 2012



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other

jurisdiction of



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(IRS Employer

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7777 North 73rd Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

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(414) 354-2310

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(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 June 1, 2012, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Margaret S. Dano as a Class III independent director of the Company with an initial term expiring at the 2013 annual meeting of stockholders.  Ms. Dano has served since 2010 as lead director for Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP), a designer and manufacturer of aluminum road wheels for sale to original equipment manufacturers headquartered in Van Nuys, California, and as a member of the Superior Industries International, Inc. board of directors since 2007.  She chairs the nominating and corporate governance committee of the Superior Industries International, Inc. board and serves on its audit committee.  Ms. Dano was Vice President, Worldwide Operations of Garrett Engine Boosting Systems, a division of Honeywell International, Inc., from June 2002 until her retirement from that position in 2005. From April 2002 to June 2002, she was Vice President, Global Operations, Automation and Controls Solutions of Honeywell.  Before joining Honeywell, Ms. Dano served in executive or management roles with Avery Dennison Corporation, Black & Decker Corporation and General Electric Corporation.  Ms. Dano has been a member of the board of directors of International Container Services, a provider of reusable container solutions in the United States, since 2011, and currently serves as lead director and as a member of the compensation committee. She has served on the board of directors and the audit, compensation and governance committees of Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., and on the board of directors and as lead director and chair of the compensation committee of Anthony International Equipment Services Corp.


The Board appointed Ms. Dano to the Compensation, Audit and Nominating and  Corporate Governance Committees of the Board.


As a non-employee director, Ms. Dano will receive the compensation paid to all non-employee directors of the Company as described in the Company’s 2012 Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2012.


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


The Company’s press release issued on June 1, 2012 announcing Ms. Dano’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 June 1, 2012.






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: June 1, 2012


/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 June 1, 2012.