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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 16, 2023




PARTS iD, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware   001-38296   81-3674868
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1 Corporate Drive

Suite C

Cranbury, New Jersey 08512

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)


(609) 642-4700

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)




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


Title of each class   Trading Symbol   Name of exchange on which
Class A Common Stock   ID   NYSE American


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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 February 16, 2023, Antonino Ciappina, the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of PARTS iD, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), notified the Company that he will be resigning as the CEO and principal executive officer of the Company for personal reasons, effective February 17, 2023. The Company will immediately begin a search for a successor. In the meantime, effective upon Mr. Ciappina’s departure, the Board of Directors of the Company has appointed John Pendleton, the Company’s current Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs as the Company’s interim CEO and principal executive officer. Mr. Pendleton will continue to serve in his capacity as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs.


Mr. Pendleton has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs since October 2021. Previously he was a partner at DLA Piper LLP (US) for 11 years. Prior to joining DLA Piper, he was a partner at McCarter & English, LLP, where he practiced law from 1985-2010. In addition, John is the former Mayor of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey and served as a member of its governing body for 8 years.  He graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in 1984 and Washington & Jefferson College with a B.A. (magna cum laude) in 1981.


Mr. Pendleton does not have a family relationship with any of the Company’s officers or directors and has no direct or indirect interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


There have been no changes to Mr. Pendleton’s compensatory plans or arrangements with the Company in connection with his appointment as interim 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 thereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 21, 2023 By: /s/ John Pendleton
    Name: John Pendleton
    Title: Interim Chief Executive Officer &
      Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs