SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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) May 30, 2013
CHART INDUSTRIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
One Infinity Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 300, Garfield Heights, Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (440) 753-1490
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On May 30, 2013, Chart Industries, Inc. was informed of the death of our director James M. Tidwell. Mr. Tidwell died on May 30, 2013 due to illness. As a long-term member of Chart’s Board of Directors, Mr. Tidwell served our stockholders with extraordinary dedication and commitment. We will miss his many contributions to our Board and its committees.
Mr. Tidwell served as a member of Chart's Board since July 2007. He was most recently a member of our Audit Committee and Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Tidwell began his career in public accounting and later served in senior management positions and held directorships with several public companies, primarily in the energy industry. He spent the last twelve years of his career with Houston's WEDGE Group, retiring in October 2012 as Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his exceptional intellect and substantial business experience, Mr. Tidwell was active in the battle against multiple sclerosis, serving as a director of the National MS Society and director of its local chapter in his hometown of Houston, Texas.
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.
Chart Industries, Inc.
Date: June 4, 2013
By: /s/ Matthew J. Klaben
Matthew J. Klaben
Vice President, General Counsel