II-VI Incorporated Awarded for Excellence in Service and Responsiveness by Cisco

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of solutions for optical networks today announced that it has received the 2016 Excellence in Service and Responsiveness award from Cisco®.

This prestigious award recognizes II-VI Incorporated for exemplary performance in teamwork, communication, and responsiveness to Cisco’s business directives.  The distinction was awarded during Cisco’s 25th Annual Supplier Appreciation Event, held September 8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.

“The theme for our Silver Anniversary SAE event, ‘Celebrating the Journey’, puts the spotlight on our continued journey towards Digitization and the tremendous opportunities that come from connecting people, processes, data and things,” said John O’Connor, vice president, Global Supplier Management, Cisco. “Cisco’s supply chain has evolved into the recognized leader it is today with suppliers and partners playing an instrumental role in the company’s growth, development and success.  We’ve come a long way, but we must continue to evolve, innovate and accelerate.”

Cisco presented awards to suppliers in recognition of their contributions to Cisco’s success in fiscal year 2016.  Celebrating 25 years of partnering, Cisco recognized the dedication and successes of the very best of its strategic suppliers and manufacturing partners—critical to a complex, global supply chain like Cisco.

About II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and opto-electronic components is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, with research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide, the Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms including integrated with advanced software to enable our customers.

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CONTACT: CONTACT: Mark Lourie
Director of Marketing
Optical Communications Group
(781) 569-1607
www.ii-vi-photonics.com