II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of optical solutions for networks, today announced that II-VI Incorporated won the 2018 Nokia Quality Award™ Competition in the Supplier Excellence Category.

Sponsored by Nokia’s CEO Rajeev Suri, the Nokia Quality Awards™ is an annual competition in its 20th year, where nominated partners and suppliers across all Nokia businesses are invited to compete. Finalists in the competition were invited to an exclusive awards ceremony held on October 18, 2018 at Nokia’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The winner of the 2018 Nokia Quality Awards Supplier Excellence category was selected during the event and the award was presented by Nokia CEO, Rajeev Suri, together with members of the Nokia Group Leadership Team.

“I would like to personally congratulate II-VI for winning the award this year,” said Sanjay Mehta, Vice President Nokia Procurement. “II-VI made an impressive case regarding their ability to exceed Nokia’s quality imperatives and significantly contribute to shaping Nokia-grade quality as the world-class standard.”

“II-VI is very proud to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Gary Kapusta, Chief Operating Officer, II-VI Incorporated. “It’s a giant milestone in the long and growing partnership between our companies and it energizes us to continue to improve as a reliable supplier for Nokia’s growing business in optical  networks.”

II-VI is a key supplier to Nokia offering one of the industry’s broadest and most vertically integrated portfolios of products for ROADM line cards.

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