Houston Wire & Cable Company
Houston Wire & Cable CO (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/13/2018 17:13:13)




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): March 11, 2018



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware   000-52046   36-4151663
(State of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS employer identification no.)



10201 North Loop East    
Houston, TX   77029
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)



Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (713) 609-2100


Not Applicable

(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.


(b) On March 11, 2018, Mark A. Ruelle notified the Board of Directors of Houston Wire & Cable Company (the “Company”) of his request to withdraw from consideration as a nominee for re-election to the board at the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Mr. Ruelle cited the growing demands of his current role as President and CEO of Westar Energy, Inc. and the expected demands of his role as non-executive Chairman of the holding company that will be formed upon completion of the pending merger between Great Plains Energy Incorporated and Westar Energy, Inc. Mr. Ruelle will continue to serve as a director of the Company for the balance of his current term, which expires at the Annual Meeting in May 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:  March 13, 2018 By: /s/ Nicol G. Graham  
    Name:  Nicol G. Graham  
    Title:  Vice President and Chief Financial Officer