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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 11, 2021

Crawford United Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
10514 Dupont Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(216) 541-8060
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None.
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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.
On August 11, 2021, the Board of Directors of Crawford United Corporation (the “Company”) appointed James W. Wert as a director of the Company and as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and newly-established Nominations Committee. Mr. Wert has been appointed to fill one of the vacancies on the Board of Directors remaining following the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders.
Mr. Wert, age 74, currently serves as Chairman of the Managing Board of CM Wealth Advisors, LLC, having served as its CEO, Managing Member/President since 2003.  From 1976 to 1996, he served in a variety of leadership positions covering financial markets, corporate and investment banking, and trust administration at KeyCorp and its predecessor, Society Corporation; he was a member of the Office of the Chairman, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO from 1991 to 1995; and Chief Investment Officer from 1995 to 1996 before family medical issues resulted in early retirement.  He currently serves on the boards of two public companies: Park-Ohio Holdings Corporation (1993 to present) where he is lead independent director and chairs the Nominating & Governance Committee and Marlin Business Services, Corp (1997 to present) where he chairs the Compensation Committee. He is a member of the Audit Committee of both companies.  He previously served on boards of directors and/or managing boards of several privately held companies involved in the manufacture and sales of global mining equipment, printing presses and supplies, and commercial real estate development and management.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Wert and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Wert was elected as a director of the Company. Mr. Wert has not entered into any related party transactions with the Company that are required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
As a director, Mr. Wert will participate in the Company’s program for the compensation of non-employee directors, which currently provides for annual awards of Class A common shares and no cash fees, as further described under the caption “Director Compensation” in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2021.

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: August 17, 2021
/s/ John P. Daly 
Name: John P. Daly
Its: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer