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Think Patented Adds To Board Of Directors

Friday, February 22, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

DAYTON, OH – February 21, 2008 – Think Patented is pleased to announce the appointment of Shahriar Ghoddousi and Jim Hyder to its Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Ghoddousi currently serves as President and CEO of The John Henry Company, headquartered in Lansing, Mich. Hyder is the former President and CEO of Fetter Printing in Louisville, Ky., as well as a former Chairman of NAPL.
 
"We are delighted that Shari and Jim have graciously accepted our invitation to join the Think Patented Board," said Think Patented Chairman Niels M. Winther. "We have clear plans for our future direction and are certain our new members can help us to set our strategy and provide us with input and ideas pertinent to our continued profitable growth."
 
 "We could not be more pleased and excited to welcome these two longtime industry leaders to our board", said Think Patented President and CEO Kenneth O. McNerney. "Both Shari and Jim will be valuable assets to our decision-making process, and we look forward to availing ourselves of their knowledge and insight to help secure Think Patented's future as a premier provider of integrated communications."
 
 "It is an honor to accept this appointment to the board of Think Patented and to be asked to share in this forward-thinking company's vision for the future," Ghoddousi said. "I look forward with pride to contributing whatever expertise I may have to the success of the Think Patented enterprise."
 
 "To have been asked to contribute to the strategic growth of a company with so much potential and so many talented and accomplished individuals is a rare privilege. I look forward enthusiastically to serving on the Think Patented board," said Hyder.
 
Think Patented A 2008 Management Plus Award Winner
Think Patented recently also was named a Silver Award winner in NAPL's 2008 Management Plus Awards competition, which judges excellence in a variety of operational areas. This prestigious performance-assessment program helps graphic communications companies of all sizes gain insight into their companies' strengths and weaknesses and develop a program for continuing improvement. This is the fifth consecutive year Think Patented has received national recognition from the Management Plus program, having received Gold and Silver awards from NAPL in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Think Patented will receive its award at a special Management Plus Awards banquet held during NAPL's 2008 Top Management Conference in Orlando, Fla. March 9-12.
 
Think Patented has made substantial investments in new equipment, software, capabilities and personnel to serve the full range of customer needs and support its double-digit growth. Earlier this year, the company became the first graphic communications provider in the Dayton area to obtain FSC Chain-of-Custody certification under the Forest Stewardship Council. Think Patented won 34 2007 Print Excellence Awards and one Best of Region Award from the Printing Industries Association, Inc. serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO).

 

 

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