Filed: 21 Oct 20, 9:29am

Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 21, 2020 (October 19, 2020)
DMC Global Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Delaware 0-8328 84-0608431
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
 (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
11800 Ridge Parkway, Suite 300, Broomfield, Colorado  80021
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)
(303) 665-5700
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Title of each classTrading SymbolName of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.05 Par ValueBOOMThe Nasdaq Global Select Market
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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 October 19, 2020, Ruth I. Dreessen was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of DMC Global Inc. (the “Company”).

Ms. Dreessen has more than twenty five years of experience in financial leadership roles, specifically in the chemical industry. Ms. Dreessen currently serves as an Operating Partner of Sole Source Capital and Triten Energy Partners, both private equity firms where her focus is on chemicals. From 2010 to December 2018, Ms. Dreessen served as Managing Director of Lion Chemical Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on chemical and related industries. Prior to joining Lion Chemical Partners, Ms. Dreessen served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TPC Group Inc. from 2005 to 2010. Before joining TPC Group, Ms. Dreessen served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Westlake Chemical Corporation. She spent 21 years at J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and predecessor companies, ultimately as a Managing Director of chemicals investment banking. Ms. Dreessen currently serves on the board of directors of Gevo, Inc., a renewable technology, chemical products and advanced biofuels company, where she serves as the independent Chairman of the Board and is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, as well as chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Dreessen received her undergraduate degree from the New College of Florida and holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.

The Board has appointed Ms. Dreessen to serve on the Audit Committee.

There are no family relationships between Ms. Dreessen and any officer or other director of the Company or any related party transactions involving Ms. Dreessen and the Company. There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Dreessen and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director.

On October 19, 2020, Ms. Dreessen received a grant of restricted stock awards with an aggregate grant date fair value of $60,000, computed in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718. Ms. Dreessen will be compensated for his service as a director in accordance with the Company’s standard director compensation program.

On October 19, 2020, Yvon P. Cariou informed the Board that he does not plan to stand for reelection at the Company’s annual meeting in May 2021. Mr. Cariou’s decision to retire did not result from a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.

A copy of the press release announcing Ms. Dreessen's appointment and Mr. Cariou's plan not to stand for reelection is included as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

Item 8.01    Other Matters.

After decisions made by the Board at the October 19, 2020 meeting, the membership of the committees of the Board is as follows:

NameAudit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeCorporate Governance and Nominating CommitteeRisk Committee
David C. Aldous*
Andrea E. Bertone
Yvon Pierre CariouC
Robert A. CohenC
Ruth I. Dreessen
Richard P. GraffC
Michael A. Kelly
Kevin T. Longe
Clifton Peter RoseC
C - Chair - Member * Non-Executive Chairman

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)                                 Exhibits.

Exhibit NumberDescription
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

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.
 DMC Global Inc.
Dated:October 21, 2020By:/s/ Michelle H. Shepston
  Michelle H. Shepston
  Chief Legal Officer and Secretary