Behind-The-Scenes With Our CEO

November 26, 2019
Behind-The-Scenes With Our CEO

IKONICS Imaging is more than just sandcarvers and photoresist film. We have an entire team dedicated to bringing you the best sandcarving products on the market. This month, take a look behind-the-scenes with Bill Ulland, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IKONICS Corporation, parent company of IKONICS Imaging.

Mr. Ulland has been with IKONICS for nearly 20 years and has been key in helping to make IKONICS Imaging the world leader in sandcarving solutions. Earlier this year Mr. Ulland announced his plan to retire as soon as a successor is found. "What makes IKONICS work," stated Mr. Ulland, "are the fine, dedicated people that it has been my pleasure to work with for these nearly 20 years. Their commitment, creativity and cooperative approach are key ingredients in our success."

Mr. Ulland was named IKONICS’ CEO in February of 2000 and President in December of 2000. He has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since 1972 and has served as its Chairman since 1976. Mr. Ulland earned a degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1963 and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University in 1965. Prior to becoming the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, he was involved in mineral development and evaluation as Managing Partner of the American Shield Company and President of Geomines Inc.


How long have you worked for IKONICS?
I have been CEO at IKONICS for nearly 20 years. Before becoming the CEO I served as Chairman of the Board for nearly 25 years.

What is your job at IKONICS?
I am the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for all divisions at IKONICS Corporation. As CEO I help to direct the company in keeping with the vision outlined for the company by the Board of Directors, as well as help to establish goals for each department in partnership with division managers.

What did you do before working at IKONICS?
I was a geologist looking for gold.

If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
An IPA.

Can you play any instruments?
No, I am totally tone deaf.

What's the last book you read?
I recently finished Fall by Neal Stephenson, which is a science fiction thriller that is set in the near future in parallel worlds. In this book Stephenson poses existential questions that touch on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future.

And finally, the most dividing question here at IKONICS... Packers or Vikings?
Go Vikes!


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