8-K 1 e1290_8k.htm FORM 8-K



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): March 20, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)



333-209131   20-4998896


File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)



3101 Grand Oak Drive, Lansing, Michigan   48911-4224
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)



(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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.


Effective March 20, 2019, the Board of Directors of XG Sciences, Inc., a Michigan corporation (the “Company”) approved the nomination by the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Mr. Robert Blinstrub to fill a vacancy and to serve as a Director of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Blinstrub is considered to be an independent director and has been appointed to serve on the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee.


Mr. Blinstrub was a founder and President and CEO of AGM Automotive (AGM), a global designer, innovator and producer of engineered solutions for light vehicles, including lighting, overhead consoles, electronics and textiles headquartered in Troy, Michigan with 9 locations globally including the United States, Costa Rica, Mexico, Austria, and China, from 2001 to 2017. AGM leveraged a global footprint underpinned by world-class engineering, production, assembly and supply chain management functions.  As an original founder of AGM, Mr. Blinstrub oversaw its development into a global automotive supplier with OEM customers representing the largest American, European, and Asian OEM's. AGM historically doubled its revenue base every 18 months (profitably). During the latter part of his tenure, AGM acquired and successfully integrated two competitors in the North American and European markets. AGM accumulated countless Supplier awards from its customers for World Class Quality, Product Design, Engineering, Innovations, and Service. Prior to AGM, Bob led multiple startups and operational turnarounds in his career. Bob studied Finance and Marketing at the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.


As a non-employee Director who was not appointed as a representative of a corporate investor in the Company, Mr. Blinstrub is entitled to receive compensation in accordance with director compensation plans as amended by the full Board of Directors from time to time.


Except as set forth above, there are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Blinstrub and any person (including the Company) pursuant to which Mr. Blinstrub was appointed to serve as a Director, and there are no actual or proposed transactions between Mr. Blinstrub or any of his related persons and the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K (17 CFR 229.404(a)) in connection with his appointment as a Director.


Mr. Blinstrub does not have any family relationship with any director, executive officer, or person nominated or chosen to become a director or executive officer of the Company.








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.



Dated: March 26, 2019   By:   /s/ Philip L. Rose
              Chief Executive Officer