Washington, D.C. 20549





Current Report

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


Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):  September 24, 2018



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Item 5.02.                                        Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On September 24, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from seven to eight members and elected Linda P. Duch to fill the newly created position on the Board.  Ms. Duch will serve as an independent director.  No committee assignment has yet been made.


Ms. Duch currently serves as president of Partners for Business, a firm she joined in 2006 which invests in small to medium size companies looking for capital to expand or restructure their balance sheet, and she also engages in consulting assignments for strategic planning, executive coaching, as well as sales and marketing. Prior to Partners for Business, Ms. Duch had a 30 year career in the banking industry, including 14 years at KeyCorp, first as the president of the Bank’s Western New York district and later as the National Executive for District Management, and 16 years at Empire of America, a multi-state financial institution.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Duch and any other persons pursuant to which Ms. Duch was appointed a director of the Company.  There are no transactions in which Ms. Duch has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Ms. Duch will receive compensation for her service on the Board of Directors in accordance with the Company’s Compensation Program for Non-Employee 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.


Date:                  September 24, 2018










/s/ Michael R. Leach



Michael R. Leach



Chief Financial Officer