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): April 2, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


1500 West University Parkway, Sarasota, Florida



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)

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

On April 2, 2019, Sun Hydraulics Corporation and Wolfgang Dangel, its CEO, entered into an amendment to Mr. Dangel’s Executive Continuity Agreement dated April 4, 2016 (the “Agreement”). In the amendment, Mr. Dangel agreed to forego the tax gross-up provided for in the Agreement in the event of a change in control.

On April 5, 2019, the Employment Agreement of Kennon Guglielmo, Co-General Manager of Enovation Controls, LLC (“Enovation”), expired.  Mr. Guglielmo served as Co-General Manager pursuant to the Employment Agreement that was entered into in connection with the December 5, 2016 acquisition of Enovation by Sun Hydraulics Corporation. With the expiration of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Guglielmo is no longer serving in this capacity.  Ms. Jinger McPeak, who served with Mr. Guglielmo as Co-General Manager, will continue to lead the business.

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits


99.1   Amendment to Executive Continuity Agreement.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.









Dated: April 8, 2019



/s/ Tricia L. Fulton




Tricia L. Fulton




Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)