COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 5, 2017) - SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. ("SCI") (OTCQB: SCIA), a global supplier and manufacturer of advanced materials for physical vapor deposition thin film applications, including thin film solar products, today announced the appointment of Charles (Chuck) Wickersham PhD to SCI's Board of Directors as an independent member. He will stand for election to a full term on the Board at the Company's 2018 annual meeting of shareholders. 

During most of Mr. Wickersham's professional career he managed and directed Research and Development of sputtering targets and thin films for integrated circuits and solar photovoltaic products. He recently retired from First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic solar systems using advanced module and system technology. At First Solar, Mr. Wickersham served as the company's Materials Analysis and Development Manager from July 2006 to March 2017. Prior to that, he was Manager of Research & Development for a sputtering target start-up of Cabot Corporation, a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, from March 2002 to July 2006. From July 1988 to March 2002, Mr. Wickersham served as Vice President Engineering for Tosoh SMD (Special Metals Division), a privately owned global leader in sputtering target technology. 

Mr. Wickersham's professional accomplishments during his career have contributed to 22 patents and more than 45 articles in scientific journals. He has also served as chairman of the ASTM International Committee on Sputtering Targets. ASTM is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.

Mr. Wickersham earned M.S. and PhD degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a B.S. degree in Physics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Daniel Rooney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said "We are very pleased to have Chuck join SCI's Board of Directors. His extensive thin film solar experience and established expertise regarding sputtering processes are a great fit for our Company. Chuck's professional background and achievements are also well-suited for SCI's growth strategy and future development of new products and sputtering processes." 

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