For Immediate Release
Friday, March 31, 2000

Dr. Dan Hartley, Sandia Labs Vice President, Appointed Board Chairman at Khoral

Khoral Strengthens Commercial and Government Partnerships

Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 31, 2000 --

Khoral Inc., one of New Mexico's fastest growing high technology companies, announced that Dr. Dan Hartley, Vice President of Laboratory Development at Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Khoral Inc.

Dr. Hartley is currently responsible for strategic management issues at Sandia National Laboratories, including research funding, strategic planning, business development, industry and university partnerships, congressional relations and information technology. Dr. Hartley's 31-year experience includes nearly two decades at Sandia's California site, where he founded the Department of Entergy's Combustion Research Facility.

"Under Dr. Hartley's leadership, we expect Khoral to expand from a strategic partnership perspective," said Jack Whittier, president of Khoral. "His extensive government and economic development experience contributes senior management and strategic planning expertise to our Board of Directors. Dr. Hartley is leading the company in a new direction that leverages our strengths as a provider of custom applications and software development services."

In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board for Khoral, Dr. Hartley sits on several other influential Boards, including the Albuquerque Economic Forum, Albuquerque Economic Development, University of New Mexico Science & Technology Corporation, Business Technology Group, and Quality New Mexico. He is also a member of the State Legislature Advisory Committee on Economic Development.

"Khoral is uniquely-positioned to leverage its successful track record with government contracts. Our next step will focus Khoral's technical strengths in key commercial sectors," Dr. Hartley noted. "The Board will be laying the groundwork for new partnerships to capitalize on Khoral's visual software development and system integration services."

Dr. Hartley has served on numerous panels for the International Energy Agency, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Research Council, National Institute of Health (NIH), National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Energy (DOE). He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Von Karman Institute in Belgium.

About Khoral

Khoral Inc. is a leading edge software development company with extensive experience customizing software applications for commercial and government organizations. Since 1992, Khoros© technology has gained worldwide acceptance among major companies and organizations such as Sandia National Laboratory, E-Stamp, Eastman Kodak, Lockheed Martin, 3M, Dupont, Eurocontrol, the French Atomic Commission, and Raytheon. Today, Khoros technology optimizes software development, implementation and maintenance with Khoros Pro software and custom Integrated Development Environments for Applications and Systems (IDE/AS) services that provide a competitive edge for companies around the globe. For more information, contact Khoral at info at khoral dot com or 505-268-2797. FAX: 505-268-7130. Detailed information is also available on the Khoral web site,

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Contact: John M Salas, President
Khoral Inc.
E-mail: salas at khoral dot com