PKE Park Aerospace

Filed: 26 Feb 21, 2:51pm









Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the


Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):              February 22, 2021               





(Exact Name of Registrant as

Specified in Charter)








New York



(State or Other Jurisdiction

(Commission File

(IRS Employer

of Incorporation) 


Identification No.)







1400 Old Country Road, Westbury

New York


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)



Registrant's telephone number, including area code        (631) 465-3600          



Not Applicable

Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report


      Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


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Trading Symbol(s)

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Common Stock, par value $.10 per share


New York Stock Exchange


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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.



Item 5.02(d)Election of Director.


On February 22, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Park Aerospace Corp. (the “Company”) voted to increase the size of the Board from five to six Directors and elected Mr. D. Bradley Thress as a Director to fill the newly-created vacancy.


Mr. Thress does not have an employment agreement with the Company. There is no family relationship between Mr. Thress and any other director or any officer of the Company. Mr. Thress does not own any shares of common stock of the Company.


Mr. Thress is President and Chief Executive Officer of FlightSafety International, located in Melville, New York, and has served in that capacity since February of 2020. FlightSafety International, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the world’s pre-eminent professional pilot training company. FlightSafety operates learning centers in 11 countries, employs over 1,800 highly experienced professional instructors and offers more than 4,000 courses for pilots, technicians, flight attendants and dispatchers. From 1992 through February of 2020, Mr. Thress worked for Textron Aviation and held a number of key positions at that company, including Senior Vice President of Global Parts, Programs and Flight Operations, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Senior Vice President of Business Jets and Senior Vice President of Customer Service. Mr. Thress started at Textron Aviation as Demonstration Pilot. Textron Aviation, which is a subsidiary of Textron, Inc., is a world leading manufacturer of business jets, turboprops and other aircraft. From 1984 to 1992, Mr. Thress served in the United States Air Force as a T-38A Instructor Pilot, a KC-135R Aircraft Commander and a T-38A and AT-38B Detachment Commander, among other positions. Mr. Thress received a Bachelor of Engineering Science and Mechanics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee and an MBA from Baker University in Overland Park, Kansas.


The Company issued a news release on February 25, 2021 announcing the election of Mr. Thress.



Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


     99.1 News Release dated February 25, 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: February 26, 2021


/s/ P. Matthew Farabaugh




P. Matthew Farabaugh




Senior Vice President and Chief




Financial Officer