SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 5, 2019
Alliqua BioMedical, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
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2150 Cabot Blvd., West
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 702-8550
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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.|
Effective as of April 5, 2019, the Board of Directors of Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Mr. David Johnson, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, to serve as its principal financial officer, effective immediately. Mr. Johnson was appointed as a result of the Company’s prior Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Joseph Warusz, resigning from his position effective as of March 18, 2019.
No new compensatory or severance arrangements were entered into in connection with Mr. Johnson’s appointment as principal financial officer.
Mr. Johnson, 60, has served on the board of directors of the Company since November 2012 and has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since February 2013. Mr. Johnson was formerly President of the ConvaTec Division of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Inc. until 2008 when he orchestrated a sale of the division from its pharmaceutical parent to Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital in a deal valued at $4.1 billion. Concurrently, he acquired and integrated the assets of Copenhagen-based Unomedical to expand ConvaTec Inc.’s manufacturing and infrastructure into Europe. From 2008 through 2012, Mr. Johnson served as the Chief Executive Officer of ConvaTec Inc. Prior to his tenure with ConvaTec Inc., Mr. Johnson held several senior positions in the U.S., Europe and Canada with Zimmer Inc., Fisher Scientific, and Baxter Corporation. He served as a member of ConvaTec Inc.’s board of directors and the board of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), where he chaired the Global Wound Sector Team for four years. Mr. Johnson received an Undergraduate Business Degree in Marketing from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Program in Fontainbleau, France, and is a fellow from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Johnson has no family relationships with any director or executive officer of the Company and has not been involved in any related person transaction that would require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
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.
|ALLIQUA BIOMEDICAL, INC.|
|Dated: April 9, 2019||By:||/s/ David I. Johnson|
|Name: David I. Johnson|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|