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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): August 23, 2019


Ferro Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


6060 Parkland Boulevard Suite 250, Mayfield


Heights, Ohio



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 216-875-5600

Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $1.00 par value




New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  



Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On August 23, 2019, James A. Barna, Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Ferro Corporation (“the Company”), gave notice to the Company that he would be resigning from his position. Mr. Barna is expected to leave the Company on September 4, 2019. Until he leaves the Company, Mr. Barna will remain the Company’s principal accounting officer.

Andrew T. Henke, age 38, will assume the role of interim principal accounting officer of the Company effective as of Mr. Barna’s departure. Mr. Henke joined the Company in 2012, and during his tenure has served as Senior Manager Corporate Accounting; Regional Controller, Americas; Assistant Corporate Controller; and most recently as Finance Director, Americas. Mr. Henke will receive an annual base salary and will be eligible to participate in the compensation and benefit programs of the Company, including its equity compensation plans, as well as other benefit plans and programs such as health and life insurance and retirement and severance benefits plans.


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.



Ferro Corporation


August 29, 2019





/s/ Benjamin J. Schlater





Benjamin J. Schlater





Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer