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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers
On July 17, 2017, the Board of Directors ("Board") of US Ecology, Inc. ("Company") appointed Ronald (Ron) C. Keating to the Board, increasing the number of directors to seven. Mr. Keating will serve in this role until the Company’s next Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Mr. Keating brings more than 25 years of operations and leadership experience with companies providing solutions to municipal, industrial and infrastructure customers. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a director at Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, a global provider of water and wastewater treatment solutions and services. Mr. Keating previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Contech Engineered Solutions and held senior leadership positions at Kennametal Inc. and Ingersoll-Rand Inc. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M.
Mr. Keating was also appointed to the Board's Compensation Committee, replacing Daniel Fox. The Board has determined that Mr. Keating satisfies the definition of "independent director" and all other requirements for service on the Board's Compensation Committee under the NASDAQ listing standards and applicable SEC requirements. With his appointment, the Board’s standing committees now consist of the following Board members:
Audit: Daniel Fox (Chair), Katina Dorton, John T. Sahlberg
Compensation: John T. Sahlberg (Chair), Joe F. Colvin, Ronald C. Keating
Corporate Governance: Katina Dorton (Chair), Daniel Fox, Joe F. Colvin
Mr. Keating will participate under the Company’s non-employee director compensation program. Under this program, he will receive, on a pro-rated basis, cash compensation of $50,000 and a restricted equity award with a value equal to $75,000 that is subject to certain vesting restrictions. As a member of the Compensation Committee, Mr. Keating will also receive, on a pro-rated basis, a cash retainer of $5,000.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
On July 17, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Keating to the Board. A copy of the press release is filed with this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
The information in this report (including Exhibit 99.1) being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 shall not be deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits