Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): September 8, 2017





(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Colorado   001-34044   26-1851813

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


110 16th Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 222-8300


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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.


On September 8, 2017, Thomas Mannik informed Real Goods Solar, Inc. (the “Company”) that effective September 21, 2017 he would be resigning from all positions with the Company, including his positions as Principal Accounting Officer and Controller of the Company, in order to pursue other opportunities.


Effective September 12, 2017, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Alan Fine, age 63, as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Fine joined the Company in July 2014 as the Director of Commercial Accounting and Finance, was appointed the Company’s Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer in October 2014, and was later appointed the Company’s Principal Financial Officer in February 2016, while continuing to serve as the Company’s Treasurer. Before joining the Company, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Roomlinx, Inc., a public company engaged in in-room guest entertainment systems servicing the hospitality industry, between August 2011 and June 2014. From May 2008 to June 2011, Mr. Fine served as the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations for Pearlstine Distributors, a privately held distributor of Anheuser Busch, Samuel Adams, Heineken, New Belgium and other craft beers to the Charleston, South Carolina market. From November 1997 to May 2000, he served as the Vice President of Finance at Colorado Greenhouse, an international producer of hydroponic tomatoes. Before that, Mr. Fine served as the Chief Financial Officer of Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, a beer and water wholesaler serving Southern Florida, from May 1994 to July 1997. Mr. Fine has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Loyola College of Maryland, a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from UMASS, Lowell and is a licensed certified public accountant in Pennsylvania.


Effective September 21, 2017, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Nicolle Dorsey, age 39, as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer and Controller. Ms. Dorsey joined the Company in September 2016 as the Assistant Controller. Before joining the Company, she served as a Senior Corporate Accountant and Financial Analyst for Cloud Peak Energy, a publicly held coal producing company, between April 2014 and March 2016. From May 2013 to June 2017, Ms. Dorsey served as a Financial Reporting Accountant III for SourceGas, LLC, a natural gas utility serving approximately 429,000 customers in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. Before that, Ms. Dorsey served as a Senior Accountant for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLC, a full-service accounting and advisory firm that offers industry specialized services in audit, tax, and management consulting, from September 2007 to April 2013. Ms. Dorsey earned her bachelor of arts degree in accounting and a masters of accountancy from the University of Wisconsin, and is a licensed certified public accountant in Colorado. Ms. Dorsey will receive an annual salary of $125,000 for serving as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer and Controller.




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.



  By: /s/ Dennis Lacey
    Dennis Lacey
    Chief Executive Officer


Date: September 13, 2017