LANTRONIX, INC. (NASDAQ:LTRX) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On February 28, 2019, the Company announced that, upon Mr. Benck’s resignation, Jeremy Whitaker, age 48, will serve as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company, until the Company’s Board of Directors appoints a new permanent Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Whitaker will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, a position he has held since September 2011. Before joining the Company as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Whitaker served as Vice President, Corporate Controller at Mindspeed Technologies, a supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, from January 2011 to September 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Whitaker served in a number of finance and accounting roles at Lantronix, including as Vice President of Finance and Accounting from September 2010 to January 2011, Senior Director of Finance and Accounting from February 2006 to September 2010, and Director of Finance and Accounting from August 2005 to February 2006. Prior to August 2005, Mr. Whitaker held vice president and director level finance and accounting positions with two publicly-traded companies, and worked in the assurance practice for six years at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Whitaker earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the California State University at Fullerton and a Master of Science degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
Mr. Whitaker will continue to be paid an annual salary of $250,000 and be eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus program under which he is eligible to receive bonus payments upon the achievement of certain performance objectives, with a target bonus of 55% of his base salary.
to his existing employment agreement, Mr. Whitaker will continue to be eligible for a severance payment of 6 months of base salary plus payment of an amount equal to 50% of the amount of bonuses (if any) paid to Mr. Whitaker during the 12 months preceding termination if his employment is terminated, either involuntarily by the Company without Cause or by Mr. Whitaker for Good Reason, in each case as defined in the letter agreement. If the termination occurs in connection with a Change in Control (as defined in the employment agreement), Mr. Whitaker is entitled to “double trigger” severance payments as follows: (1) if the market capitalization of the Company at the time of the Change in Control is $50 million or less, Mr. Whitaker will receive 6 months of base salary plus payment of an amount equal to 50% of the amount of bonuses (if any) paid to Mr. Whitaker during the 12 months preceding termination, and up to 6 months of COBRA benefits; and (2) if the market capitalization of the Company at the time of the Change in Control is greater than $50 million, Mr. Whitaker will receive 12 months of base salary plus payment of an amount equal to 50% of his target bonus, and up to 12 months of COBRA benefits.
On February 28, 2019, the Company issued a press release regarding the foregoing matters. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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EX-99.1 2 lantronix_8k-ex9901.htm PRESS RELEASE Exhibit 99.1 Lantronix Announces CEO Transition –CFO Jeremy Whitaker Appointed Interim CEO — — Reaffirms Q3 Fiscal 2019 Guidance — Irvine,…
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About LANTRONIX, INC. (NASDAQ:LTRX)
Lantronix, Inc. is a provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of things (IoT) and information technology (IT) assets. The Company organizes its products and solutions into three product lines, including IoT, IT Management and Other. Its IoT products consist of IoT Gateways and IoT Building Blocks. The Company’s IT Management product line includes console management, power management and keyboard video mouse (KVM), products that provide remote out-of-band management (OOBM) access to IT and networking infrastructure deployed in test labs, data centers and server rooms. Its Other product line includes non-focus products, such as the xPrintServer, xSenso and WiBox. Its connectivity solutions serves a range of industries, including data center, medical, security, environmental and government. The Company conducts its business in approximately three geographic regions, including the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).