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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 2, 2016



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Massachusetts   001-10647   04-2795294
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of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)
22 East Broadway, Gardner, Massachusetts   01440
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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 Director


On March 2, 2016, Mr. Joel R. Pitlor retired from our Board of Directors. Mr. Pitlor has served as a member of our Board for over 25 years. We are deeply grateful to Mr. Pitlor for his many years of service and dedication to our Company and wish him the best in the future.


Appointment of New Director


On March 2, 2016, our Board of Directors appointed Andrew Miclot as a director of our Company.


Mr. Miclot has more than 25 years of leadership experience with medical device suppliers and brings substantial global industry knowledge to our Company. Since October 2015, Mr. Miclot has been the President, CEO, and Director of Micro Machine Co., a supplier of medical products for the orthopedic and spinal industries. Prior to joining Micro Machine Co., from May 2013 to September 2014, Mr. Miclot was Executive Vice President of MicroTechnologies, Inc., a medical device supplier. Mr. Miclot was General Manager and Senior Vice President of ArthroCare Corporation from June 2009 to March 2013. From January 2008 to March 2009, Mr. Miclot was President, CEO, and Director of Ascension Orthopedics, Inc. He was Vice President of Marketing for the orthopedic global business unit at Orthofix, Inc. from April 2007 to January 2008, and from March 1994 to April 2007, he served as Senior Vice President with Symmetry Medical Inc., a medical device supplier. Mr. Miclot has a BA degree in Speech and Hearing and a MA degree in Audiology from Indiana University and a MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, earned in 1991.





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.


    Precision Optics Corporation, Inc.
Date:March 8, 2016    
    /s/ Joseph N. Forkey



Name: Joseph N. Forkey

Title: President and Chief Executive Officer