Photo Release -- IKONICS Promotes Dr. Karl Shaw to Chief Technology Officer

Photo Release -- IKONICS Promotes Dr. Karl Shaw to Chief Technology Officer

DULUTH, Minn., March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IKONICS Corporation
(Nasdaq:IKNX), a Duluth-based imaging technology company, today announced that
its Board of Directors recently promoted Dr. Karl Shaw to the position of
Chief Technology Officer. Shaw joined IKONICS in 2011 as Director of New
Technologies and served in the company's Digital Texturing (DTX) and Micro
Machining businesses. Shaw is a globally recognized expert in the digital
texturing and mold engraving field. Currently his main duties at IKONICS are
in the area of machining advanced materials for the aerospace industry.

Dr. Karl Shaw
  Dr. Karl Shaw

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From 1997 – 2008, Shaw served as President of the Standex Engraving Group,
then a $80 million enterprise with 25 manufacturing locations worldwide,
engraving molds, rolls and plates using digital and analogue etching
technologies. Dr. Shaw developed many new methods and processes that were key
to Standex becominga leading mold engraving company.

Dr. Shaw has a Certificate Award from the General Management Program of the
Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute.

Bill Ulland, IKONICS CEO, said, "In his relatively short tenure here, Karl has
positively impacted IKONICS in ways that are leveraging our unique
technologies into markets that are increasingly important to us. Karl's new
position more accurately reflects his value as a technologist."

Dr. Shaw said, "I'm obviously pleased with the promotion. More than that, I'm
excited to be on the leading edge of a team that is poised to take advantage
of these truly unique combinations of technologies. Still lots of work to do,
of course, but our direction is clear."

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CONTACT: IKONICS Corporation
         4832 Grand Avenue
         Duluth, MN 55807 USA
         Phone: (218) 628-2217
         Fax: (218) 628-3245
         Email: info@ikonics.com
         Website: www.ikonics.com

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