IKONICS Appoints Two New Directors to Board

DULUTH, Minn., April 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IKONICS Corporation (NASDAQ:IKNX), a Duluth-based imaging technology company, recently announced that Marianne Bohren and Jeffrey D. Engbrecht have been appointed as directors.  Ms. Bohren and Mr. Engbrecht will stand for election as directors at the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders.

Marianne Bohren joins the IKONICS board with expertise in strategic planning and organizational management, along with her background managing sales and customer service in the complex and competitive distribution space. Ms. Bohren is Executive Director of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, a regional utility which provides wastewater treatment and solid waste management for a 530-square mile area in Northeastern Minnesota.  Ms. Bohren has been with WLSSD for over ten years, and was Director of Organizational Development and Business Service Manager before being appointed as Executive Director in 2008, making her responsible for the operational, environmental and financial performance of the organization.  Prior to joining WLSSD, Ms. Bohren served for 17 years with Potlatch Paper Company in various positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as Vice President of Marketing and Business Services.  She received her M.B.A. and B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota – Duluth.

Jeffrey D. Engbrecht is President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Composites, LLC, a manufacturer of advanced composite products for the industrial and commercial markets located in Duluth, Minnesota, a company which he founded in 2008. Mr. Engbrecht brings more than 20 years of technological and business experience in the advanced composites market, working in various technical and sales roles at Toray Carbon Fibers, Ticona (Celanese), and Cirrus Aircraft. Mr. Engbrecht received a B.E. in Composite Materials Engineering from Winona State University in 1995.

Marianne and Jeffrey bring distinctive experience and skills to the Board of Directors.  Bill Ulland, Chairman of the Board of Directors and IKONICS CEO commented, “I, along with the rest of the Board, am very pleased to have Marianne and Jeffrey join the Board of Directors. Their combined experience and expertise are a valuable addition to the communal skill, experience and vision of the Board.” Ulland added, “I look forward to working with Marianne, Jeffrey and the rest of the Board in shaping the future of IKONICS.”

IKONICS’ two newly appointed Board members also commented, Bohren saying:

“I’m pleased to be part of the IKONICS Board.  IKONICS’ growth the past several years is impressive and I look forward to working with the Board and being a contributing part in the future.”

Engbrecht added:

“The new business units of IKONICS are directly in line with my core business.  I’m excited to share ideas with the IKONICS Board and look forward to contributing to the organization.”


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