MERRIMAN VALLEY — Knox Marketing recently won 16 awards in two national advertising competitions. The awards from the two-show combination include 10 awards in the 24th annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition, along with six Aster Awards, including a “Judge’s Choice” for the 2005 Summa Health System annual report. The “Judge’s Choice” is only awarded to entries that receive perfect scores in all judging criteria, including creativity, quality, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design and overall impact. With 10 awards for three clients, Knox won more awards in more categories than any other entrant in Ohio at the Healthcare Advertising Awards and tied with a Toledo agency for the most awards in the state, according to company officials.
FAIRLAWN — OMNOVA Solutions recently announced the recipients of its 2006 Technology Awards, which recognize exemplary technology-based contributions by ccompany associates. Originating from the company’s Decorative Products and Performance Chemicals businesses, these technology innovations support activities in a number of OMNOVA’s end-use markets. Recipients include: the team of Elliot Straus (of Deerfield), Mina Garcia (Fairlawn), Rick Harshbarger (Munroe Falls), David Sizer (Parma) and Brian Sullivan (Mogadore), from the Company’s Technology Center in Akron, who developed an in-mold coating for fiber glass parts for the heavy truck and marine industries featuring superior flow and improved adhesion; and a cross-functional team of associates, including Ron Waite (Jackson), Frank Schumann (Akron) and Ed Miller (Norton), from the RohmNova paper chemicals joint venture with Rohm and Haas, who developed a nontraditional paper lubricant for high-speed, hot roll paper calendering.