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):  August 6, 2018



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7777 North 73rd Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

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


On August 6, 2018, Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that, effective as of January 1, 2019, James L. Janik will be transitioning from President and Chief Executive Officer to Executive Chairman of the Company.  Mr. Janik has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2000 and became the Chairman of the Board in 2014.


Robert (Bob) McCormick, the Company’s current Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective as of January 1, 2019.  The Board of Directors of the Company has also elected Mr. McCormick to serve as a director of the Company, effective January 1, 2019, to fill a vacancy created by the Board’s action to increase the size of the Board of Directors to seven directors effective January 1, 2019.  Mr. McCormick is expected to serve in the class of directors that will be nominated for re-election at the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  Mr. McCormick has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since August 2018.  Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Mr. McCormick served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2004 to 2017, Executive Vice President from 2010 through 2017 and as Secretary from 2005 through 2017.






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 6, 2018











/s/ Sarah Lauber



Sarah Lauber



Chief Financial Officer and Secretary