Form 8-K














Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 21, 2016



Dorman Products, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Pennsylvania   000-18914   23-2078856

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3400 East Walnut Street, Colmar, Pennsylvania 18915

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 997-1800

Not Applicable 

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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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.

(d) On October 21, 2016, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Dorman Products, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from six to seven directors and appointed John J. Gavin to fill the newly created directorship effective immediately. Mr. Gavin will serve as a director of the Company until the expiration of his term on the date of the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders in 2017 and until his successor is selected and qualified, except in the event of his earlier death, resignation or removal. Mr. Gavin was also appointed to the Board’s Audit Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

As a non-employee director, Mr. Gavin will participate in the standard compensation arrangement for our non-employee directors, currently comprised of an annual cash retainer of $60,000 and an annual restricted stock award with a grant date value of approximately $90,000. In connection with his appointment, Mr. Gavin will receive a pro-rata portion of the director’s annual cash retainer for the current board year.

Mr. Gavin, 60, has been a Senior Advisor with LLR Partners, a middle market, growth oriented private equity firm with $2.4 billion under management since 2010 and has been Executive Chairman of Strategic Distribution, Inc. (“SDI”), a leading maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supply firm since 2014. Prior to holding his current position at SDI, Mr. Gavin served as Chief Executive Officer and President of SDI during 2013. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Gavin was the Vice Chairman of Drake Beam Morin, Inc. (“DBM”), an international career management and transitions management firm, and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of DBM during 2006. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Gavin was employed by Right Management Consultants, Inc. (“RMCI”), a publicly traded global provider of integrated consulting solutions across the employment lifecycle. He served as RMCI’s President and Chief Operating Officer from January 1999 to January 2004 and as RMCI’s Executive Vice President, Business Development from December 1996 to December 1998. From 1978 to 1996, Mr. Gavin was employed by Arthur Andersen in various positions, where his last position was Partner-in-Charge, Manufacturing, Distribution and Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Gavin currently serves on the board of GMS Inc. (NYSE: GMS), a distributor of gypsum wall board and related building products in North America. Mr. Gavin has also served as a director of the following publicly held companies during the past five years: Interline Brands, Inc. from 2005 to 2012, CSS Industries, Inc. from 2007 to 2013 and DFC Global Corp from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Gavin currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Corporate Governance at Drexel University in Philadelphia and on the boards of various privately held companies.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


  (d) Exhibits


Exhibit Number    Description
99.1        Press release dated October 24, 2016.



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:    October 24, 2016     By:  

/s/    Kevin Olsen

      Name: Kevin Olsen
      Title: Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit Index


Exhibit Number    Description
99.1        Press release dated October 24, 2016