UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

FORM 8-K
 

 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 13, 2010 (May 10, 2010)

 
SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

  Commission file number: 0-31641
         
Ohio
     
31-1210318
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
     
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
     
2839 Charter Street, Columbus, Ohio
 
43228
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
(614) 486-0261
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
 
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
 

 
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant.

(a), (b) The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Audit Committee") of SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. (the "Company") conducted a competitive process to select a firm to serve as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2010.  The Audit Committee invited several firms to participate in this process.

As a result of this process and following careful deliberation, effective May 10, 2010, the Audit Committee approved the engagement of Crowe Horwath LLP ("Crowe") as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2010. The Audit Committee also informed Maloney + Novotny LLC that it was dismissed as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm effective May 10, 2010.

Maloney + Novotny's audit reports on the Company's financial statements as of and for the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.

During the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively, and in the subsequent interim period through May 10, 2010, there were (i) no disagreements between the Company and Maloney + Novotny on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Maloney + Novotny, would have caused Maloney + Novotny to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in their reports on the financial statements for such years, and (ii) no "reportable events" as that term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.

The Company provided Maloney + Novotny with a copy of the disclosures it is making in this Current Report on Form 8-K (the "Report") prior to the time the Report was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

The Company requested that Maloney + Novotny furnish a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether or not it agrees with the statements made herein. A copy of Maloney + Novotny’s letter dated May 12, 2010 , is attached as Exhibit 99(a) hereto.

In deciding to engage Crowe, the Audit Committee reviewed auditor independence and existing commercial relationships with Crowe, and concluded that Crowe has no commercial relationship with the Company that would impair its independence. During the years ended December 31, 2009, and 2008, and in the subsequent interim period through May 10, 2010 neither the Company nor anyone acting on its behalf has consulted with Crowe on any of the matters or events set forth in Item 304(a)(2) of Regulation S-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed herewith:

Exhibit No.
Exhibit
   
99(a)
Letter of Maloney + Novotny LLC dated May 12, 2010


 
 

 

 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.
   
Date: May 13, 2010
By:  /s/ Daniel Rooney                                               
 
Daniel Rooney
 
President and Chief Executive Officer

 
 
 

 

 
 





















 
 
4474 Munson Street NW | Suite 402 | Canton, Ohio 44718
P   330 .966.9400   F  330.966.9401   W  maloneynovotny.com

 
May 12, 2010
Exhibit 99(a)
 
 


Securities and Exchange Commission
Office of the Chief Accountant
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549

Dear Sir or Madam:

We have read Item 4.01 of SCI Engineered Materials, Inc.'s Form 8-K to be filed with the Commission on or about May 13, 2010, and we agree with the statements concerning our firm contained therein.

We have no basis to agree or disagree with any other matters reported therein.

Sincerely,

/s/ Maloney + Novotny LLC
Maloney + Novotny LLC
Canton, Ohio













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