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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  October 17, 2018




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1310 Chesapeake Terrace

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 716-4600



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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.


(c) On October 17, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Accuray Incorporated (the “Company”) approved the appointment of Andy Kirkpatrick, the Company’s then-current Senior Vice President, Global Operations and R&D, as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer.  In connection with his appointment, Mr. Kirkpatrick’s base salary was increased to $415,000 per year and his annual incentive bonus target under the Company’s bonus plan was increased to 75% of his base salary.


Mr. Kirkpatrick, 55, joined Accuray in 2007 having served as its Senior Vice President, Global Operations and R&D from April 2017 to October 2018, Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Corporate Development from December 2015 to April 2017, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas, from April 2014 to November 2015 and Vice President, Business Development from July 2007 to April 2014. He began his professional career as a nuclear engineer and submarine officer in the United States Navy. Mr. Kirkpatrick earned his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.


Mr. Kirkpatrick is not a party to any arrangement or understanding regarding his selection Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Kirkpatrick has no family relationships with any director, executive officer, or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer of the Company. Mr. Kirkpatrick is not a party to any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.







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.








Dated: October 23, 2018


/s/ Jesse Chew



Jesse Chew



Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary