LUNA Luna Innovations

Filed: 30 Apr 21, 5:12pm

Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 28, 2021
Luna Innovations Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

301 1st Street SW, Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:

Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per shareLUNAThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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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.

Appointment of Brian J. Soller as Chief Operating Officer

On April 28, 2021, Luna Innovations Incorporated (the “Company”) appointed Brian J. Soller as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

Dr. Soller, age 46, previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s Lightwave Division since 2019 and as Vice President and General Manager of the Lightwave Division from 2014 to 2019. Prior to that, Dr. Soller was the Vice President of Marketing at Micron Optics, Inc. from 2013 to 2014 and the Vice President of Corporate Development and sales at LightPath Technologies from 2010 to 2013. Prior to LightPath, Dr. Soller initially joined the Company, serving as a Vice President from 2005 to 2007 and as General Manager of the Company’s Products Division from 2008 to 2009. Dr. Soller holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Ph.D. in Optical Science from the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.

Dr. Soller does not have any family relationships with any of the Company’s directors or executive officers, is not a party to any transactions of the type listed in Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, and was not appointed pursuant to any arrangement or understanding with any other person.

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.
Luna Innovations Incorporated
By: /s/ Scott A. Graeff
 Scott A. Graeff
President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: April 30, 2021