Form 8-K





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 6, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




MICHIGAN   0-17988   38-2367843

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


620 Lesher Place Lansing, Michigan   48912
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 517-372-9200


(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 Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On April 6, 2018, Neogen Corporation (the “Registrant”) announced that Jerome Hagedorn has been named its vice president of food safety operations. In this role, Hagedorn will be responsible for the manufacturing, supply chain, shipping and warehousing, engineering and quality systems for Neogen’s global food safety operations.

Prior to joining Neogen, Hagedorn spent the past eight years as vice president of operations at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. At Siemens, he was responsible for plant operations, including diagnostic instrument manufacturing and new product introduction, at company facilities that employed more than 1,000 in New Jersey and Connecticut.

Hagedorn will be based at Neogen’s corporate headquarters in Lansing, Mich., and he will report directly to CEO John Adent.

A copy of the press release issued by the Registrant to announce the above is attached to this Current Report as Exhibit 99. This press release is being furnished to, as opposed to filed with, the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit 99.    Press Release issued by the Registrant on April 6, 2018


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: April 10, 2018      
      /s/ Steven J. Quinlan
      Steven J. Quinlan
      Vice President & CFO