Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

January 14, 2019
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter

New Jersey
State of Incorporation
Commission File Number
IRS Employer Identification Number
2015 W. Chestnut Street, Alhambra, CA  91803
Address of principal executive offices, including zip code
(626) 293-3400
Registrant's telephone number, including area code
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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.

Appointment of New Principal Financial and Accounting Officer.

On January 14, 2019, EMCORE Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Mark A. Gordon to serve as its Interim Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, effective immediately.
Mr. Gordon will be entitled to an annual base salary of $152,370 and a target annual cash bonus under the Company’s Fiscal 2019 Bonus Plan of 10% of his base salary. Mr. Gordon will be entitled to participate in the Company’s standard benefit plans for employees.
Since May 2012, Mr. Gordon, age 56, has served as the Company’s Director of Accounting, responsible for SEC reporting, Tax Compliance, Equity Administration and SOX compliance. Mr. Gordon has over 25 years of Accounting and SEC reporting experience with companies such as Pacific Enterprises, Avanex and Star Telecommunications, and with the public accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). He holds a B.S. in Accountancy from California State University, Northridge and is a licensed California Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Gordon and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as an officer of the Company. There are also no family relationships between Mr. Gordon and any director or executive officer of the Company, and he has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed 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.
 Dated: January 15, 2019
By: /s/ Jeffrey Rittichier
Name: Jeffrey Rittichier
Title:   Chief Executive Officer