Kronos Advanced Technologies, Inc. announced that Karl Winkler, a business executive with 18 years of product development, engineering and product launch experience with both small-cap and Fortune 500 companies, joined Kronos' wholly owned subsidiary, Kronos Air Technologies, Inc., as Vice President and General Manager Engineering and Product Development, a newly created position. Mr. Winkler will lead the Company's engineering and product development team with the objective of commercializing new products powered by Kronos' proprietary technology.

"With his considerable leadership experience developing new products for well-known consumer and commercial products companies, Mr. Winkler is an excellent addition to the Kronos team," stated Daniel R. Dwight, Kronos President and CEO. "He brings significant value to Kronos as we work toward better integration with our strategic partners in co-developing and producing Kronos-based products and will immediately take leadership responsibility over our product commercialization efforts with Kronos' strategic partners, including EOL and DESA, as well as prototype development efforts with other Kronos partners."

Previously, Mr. Winkler served as a Vice President of Engineering at Armatron International where he designed and launched entire lines of commercial and consumer products with a focus on improving product quality while lowering production costs. In addition, Mr. Winker launched new products for Sharper Image, Sam's Club, Costco, Flowtron, Outdoor Products and Keurig Premium coffee systems. He also spent 11 years at The Schawbel Corporation where he developed products for such companies as Conair, Black & Decker, Craftsman, S.C. Johnson, Philips, Scripto-Tokia and Sanyei/Koizumi. In conjunction with his engineering and product development experiences, Mr. Winkler has been issued five U.S. Patents.