Ikona Gear Appoints Nicola Simon to Board of Directors

April 13, 2005—Ikona Gear announced the appointment of Nicola Simon to its board of directors.

Simon is currently the platform leader for Ballard Power Systems. She has worked in engineering for the past 15 years, primarily in international manufacturing, product development and project management.

Laith Nosh, president and CEO of Ikona Gear, states in the company's press release, ?To further our aggressive mission to be a global leader in innovative gearing technologies, it is imperative for Ikona to build a board of directors with real world experience in designing and bringing new products to market. Nicola's broad range of international manufacturing and product development experience will be invaluable as we deepen our product offering across multiple vertical markets.?

Ikona Gear designs, manufactures and markets innovative gearing-enabled applications and gear-increasing and -reduction systems.

In Ikona Gear's press release, Simon says, ?This is an opportune time to join Ikona's board of directors. In addition to the tremendous inroads Ikona is already making with automotive industry leaders, such as Magna International, the company is fast realizing success in the medical, robotics and aviation sectors.?