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 21, 2018


  (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  



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7610 Miramar Road, Bldg. 6000

San Diego, California 92126-4202

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(858) 549-6340

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


On June 21, 2018, the Board of Directors of RF Industries, Ltd. (the “Company”) increased the number of directors on the Board of Directors to six members and appointed Robert D. Dawson, the Company’s current President and Chief Executive Officer, to also serve as a director, effective June 21, 2018. Mr. Dawson has been appointed as a Class III director, and will serve until the annual meeting of stockholders at which the Class III directors are elected (which meeting is scheduled to be held in 2019) and until his successor has been duly elected and qualified.


Mr. Dawson, age 44, was hired as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer on July 17, 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dawson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vision Technology Services, an information technology consulting and project management company that was acquired by BG Staffing. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Dawson was employed at TESSCO Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded distributor of wireless products and services. While at TESSCO, he held multiple executive roles in sales, marketing, product management and strategy, culminating with being Vice President of Sales. He joined TESSCO through the 2007 acquisition of NetForce Solutions, a technology training and consulting firm that he co-founded in 2000 and led as the Chief Executive Officer for seven years. Mr. Dawson received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hillsdale College.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Dawson and any other persons pursuant to which he was chosen as a director of the Company. There are no family relationships between Mr. Dawson and any director, executive officer, or any person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer. Mr. Dawson is not a party to any current or proposed transaction with the Company for which disclosure is required under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Directors who are also officers and/or employees of the Company do not receive any compensation for serving on the Board of Directors. Accordingly, Mr. Dawson will not receive any compensation for serving on the Board of Directors.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits




  Exhibit No.   Description
  99.1      Press Release of RF Industries, Ltd. dated June 25, 2018.







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.


June 21, 2018


/s/ Robert Dawson
    Robert Dawson
    President and Chief Executive Officer