SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: January 3, 2013
Avalon Holding Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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SECTION 5 - CORPORATE GOVERANCE AND MANAGEMENT
ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Appointment of Officer
On January 3, 2013, the director of Avalon Holding Group, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Dennis Shafer as President and CEO of the Company.
There are no transactions between Mr. Shafer and the Company that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There are no family relationships among our directors or executive officers.
Resignation of Officer
On January 3, 2013, concurrent with the appointment of Mr. Shafer as President and CEO, Paksayakorn Tanawanjinnagul resigned as President and CEO.
A brief description of the background experience of our new officer is as follows:
Dennis Shafer: Age 67
Mr. Shafer was previously President and CEO of Benetton Sportsystem, the former sports subsidiary of the Italian-based Benetton Group. The Benetton Sportsystem included Rollerblade, the founder of in-line skating; Prince, the inventor of oversized and wide body tennis racquets; and Nordica, a world-wide leader in ski products for over 50 years. Prior to joining Rollerblade, Shafer held the position of President of Carlisle Plastics, a division of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plastic products.
Since 2001, Dennis Shafer has been the President of Venture Resource Group, an advisory and management firm providing services to private equity and hedge fund firms engaged in business buyouts and turnarounds, as well as startups and early growth ventures in technology and consumer products and services. Through a consulting agreement with Venture Resource Group, he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustcash Holdings Inc.,from July 2007 until May 2008.
The Board considers Mr. Shafer’s experiences qualifies him to serve as President and CEO.
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.
Avalon Holding Group, Inc.
By: /s/ Dennis Shafer
Dennis Shafer, President
Date: January 14, 2013