BRUKER CORPORATION (NASDAQ:BRKR) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) On June 22, 2017, Mr. Chris van Ingen informed Bruker Corporation (the Company) of his intention to retire from the Companys Board of Directors (the Board), including the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee, effective at the end of the day on June 30, 2017. Mr. van Ingens decision to retire from service as a director of the Company was for medical reasons and not related to any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Companys operations, policies or practices.
The Company is deeply saddened to learn of Mr. van Ingens death on June 27, 2017. Mr. van Ingen served on the Companys Board since 2012 and as a director of Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, from 2009 to 2013. The Companys Board and management are grateful for Mr. van Ingens guidance and leadership over the years and extend their deepest condolences to his family.
To fill the vacancies on Board committees created by Mr. van Ingens departure, the Board has appointed independent director Richard Packer to the Audit Committee and lead independent director William Linton to the Nominating Committee, in each case effective July 1, 2017. Additionally, the Board approved a reduction in the size of the Board from thirteen to twelve members, effective July 1, 2017, with each of the three Board classes to consist of four members.