SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event
reported): September 20, 2012
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ITEM 5.02 Departure
of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain
Appointment of Principal Executive
24, 2012, Sigma Labs, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”)
appointed Mark Cola, the Company's current President and Chief Operating Officer, as the Company's Chief Executive Officer and
principal executive officer. Mr. Cola remains President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company.
Mr. Cola, 52, was appointed as President,
Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company in September 2010. From June 2006 through April 2010, Mr. Cola served
as Director of Operations for the Beyond6 Sigma Division of TMC Corporation. In addition, Mr. Cola has over 28 years of experience
in the aerospace and nuclear industries, including with Rockwell International, SPECO Division of Kelsey-Hayes Co., Westinghouse
in the Naval Nuclear Reactors Program, Houston Lighting & Power, and within the NNSA Weapons Complex at Los Alamos National
Laboratory. He has also worked as a Research Engineer at Edison Welding Institute and for Thermadyne’s Stoody Division, a
leading manufacturer of wear-resistant materials.
At Beyond6 Sigma, Mr. Cola worked with a
wide range of clients ranging from aerospace to defense systems. His expertise is in manufacturing process development,
friction welding, light alloys such as titanium and aluminum, mechanical, physical and welding metallurgy, and nickel-based super-alloys
for harsh environments. Mr. Cola served as the Technical Co-Chairman for the inaugural National Nuclear Security Administration
Future Technologies Conference held in May 2004, and he is a principal reviewer for the American Welding Society’s Welding
Journal. Mr. Cola earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and an M.S. in Welding Engineering from Ohio State University.
Prior to Mr. Cola's appointment as the Company's
Chief Executive Officer and principal executive officer, Richard Mah retired as Chief Executive Officer and principal executive
officer of the Company, effective September 24, 2012. Mr. Mah will continue to serve as a member of the Company's board of directors
and plans to provide the Company with consulting services in the future.
Appointment of Principal Financial
20, 2012, we appointed Monica Yaple, a financial consultant to the Company, as the Company's Chief Financial
Officer/Treasurer and principal financial officer.
Monica Yaple, CPA, 33, has been providing
accounting and consulting services for the Company since January, 2012. Ms. Yaple has been practicing public accounting in
New Mexico since 2001, and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2003. She spent five years with Accounting & Consulting
Group, a New Mexico regional public accounting firm. She then was a partner of Griego Professional Services, an Albuquerque
public accounting firm, for six years. She is currently the sole owner of her own firm, Monica Yaple, CPA, where she provides
accounting and consulting services for a variety of clients. Ms. Yaple earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration from
Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.
is no family relationship between Ms. Yaple and any of the Company’s officers and directors.
Prior to Ms. Yaple's appointment as the
Company's Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer and principal financial officer, James Stout, the
current Chairman of the board of directors of the Company, resigned as our Treasurer and principal accounting
officer, effective September 20, 2012. Mr. Stout will continue to serve as Chairman of our board of directors.
ITEM 5.07 SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY
Annual Meeting of Stockholders
The Annual Meeting of stockholders of the
Company was held on September 20, 2012. Our stockholders acted upon the following proposals at the Annual Meeting:
|·||Proposal 1: to re-elect Richard Mah, James Stout, Mark Cola, Dr. Vivek Dave, Valerie Vekkos, Damon Giovanielli and Michael
Thacker to our board of directors to serve as directors until the 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders; and|
|·||Proposal 2: a proposal to ratify the selection of Pritchett, Siler & Hardy, P.C. as our independent registered public
accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012.|
Proposal 1: Richard Mah, James Stout,
Mark Cola, Dr. Vivek Dave, Valerie Vekkos, Damon Giovanielli and Michael Thacker were re-elected as directors on the following
|Dr. Vivek Dave
In addition, there were 43,933,493 broker
non-votes in connection with this proposal.
Proposal 2: This proposal was approved
with 261,738,621 “FOR” votes, no “AGAINST” votes and 75,249 “ABSTAIN” votes. There were no
broker non-votes in connection with this proposal.
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.
|Date: September 25, 2012
SIGMA LABS, INC.
By: /s/ Mark Cola
Name: Mark Cola
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer