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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

July 18, 2023

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)





TPI Composites, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-37839   20-1590775
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


9200 E. Pima Center Parkway, Suite 250
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

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



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:



Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)



Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)



Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))



Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01   TPIC   NASDAQ Global Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ☐

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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.

Departure of President and Chief Operating Officer - Wind

TPI Composites, Inc. (the “Company”) notified Ramesh Gopalakrishnan, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer – Wind, that his last day of employment with the Company was July 18, 2023.

Pursuant to Mr. Gopalakrishnan’s employment agreement, Mr. Gopalakrishnan will be entitled to severance equal to 12 months of his base salary plus an amount equal to 12 times the monthly contribution that the Company paid towards the cost of Mr. Gopalakrishnan’s health insurance assuming that Mr. Gopalakrishnan executes the form of separation agreement contained in his employment agreement, which contains a reaffirmation of Mr. Gopalakrishnan’s confidentiality, noncompetition and nonsolicitation obligations to the Company and a general release of claims by Mr. Gopalakrishnan.


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.


    TPI Composites, Inc.
Date: July 18, 2023     By:  

/s/ William E. Siwek

      William E. Siwek
      President and Chief Executive Officer