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): December 3, 2012


Stoneridge, Inc.


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Ohio 001-13337 34-1598949
(State of other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
9400 East Market Street  
Warren, Ohio 44484 44484
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)



Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (330) 856-2443


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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


After a comprehensive search by a national third-party search firm conducted on behalf of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (the “NCG Committee”) of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and after a recommendation by the NCG Committee, on December 3, 2012 the Board elected George S. Mayes, Jr. to fill a vacancy on the Board created by the Board increasing the number of directors to eight. He will also serve as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. He will serve a term that continues until the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and is expected to be a nominee for Board election at the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Mayes, 53, currently serves as Executive Vice President, Global Operations of Diebold, Incorporated, a provider of integrated self-service delivery, security systems and related services.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits


1.Press release dated December 3, 2012 announcing the election of George S. Mayes Jr. to Stoneridge’s Board of Directors.







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.


  Stoneridge, Inc.
Date:  December 6, 2012 /s/ George E. Strickler                                                         
  George E. Strickler, Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)






Exhibit Index



Exhibit No. Description
99.1Press release dated December 3, 2012 announcing the election of George S. Mayes Jr. to Stoneridge’s Board of Directors.