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Global PV Leadership Brochure Wins Print Excellence Award

March 15, 2011 — Ferro Electronic Materials’ Global PV Leadership brochure earned a Silver Print Excellence Award in the Corporate Communications category in the annual competition held by the Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky (PIANKO). The competition honors printers in the region that demonstrate excellence in print. The brochure was printed by Cleveland, OH-based Great Lakes Integrated and was created by Corky Thacker Communications, Inc.

The 12-page brochure was developed to provide prospective Chinese solar cell manufacturing customers with information about the client’s innovations and technical application support for photovoltaic metallization pastes, along with an overview of the electronic materials business and of Ferro Corporation. Design highlighted innovation and quality with many end-use photos, technical images, and graphs showcased in large solid-coverage areas of the solar business’ branding hues of blue and green. Bright yellow lines defined the varied curves, which crossed spreads and provided fresh visual interest with each turn of the page.

“Great Lakes did an outstanding job with this piece, and really deserves this award,” says agency president Corky Thacker. “The design resulted in a dramatic presentation of technical information, but also presented printing and finishing challenges to match all of the lines and color blocks that crossed pages in each spread.”

Ferro Corporation ( is a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials for manufacturers. Ferro materials enhance the performance of products in a variety of end markets, including electronics, solar energy, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, building and renovation, appliances, automotive, household furnishings, and industrial products. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the Company has approximately 5,000 employees globally and reported 2010 sales of $2.1 billion.

About Corky Thacker Communications, Inc.

Corky Thacker Communications, Inc. is an integrated marketing communications agency that is dedicated to selling technology. Founded in 1999, Cleveland, OH-based CTC develops and executes integrated marketing communications, corporate communications, and public relations campaigns to help b2b, technical, and life sciences clients build brands, engage employees, attract investors, and sell their technologies, products, and services globally.