05.23.2013

New Executive Talent Leads HZO International Expansion

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NEW EXECUTIVE TALENT LEADS HZO INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Caliber of recent hires reflects transition to leading global technology firm

 

DRAPER, Utah May 23, 2013 – HZO, Inc., a leader in thin film nano-coating for electronics and other products, continues to attract world class business leaders to its executive corps with the addition of Roger Fowler as chief financial officer; Andreas Morr, vice president of engineering and manufacturing; and Sergio Leveratto, vice president of global sales and marketing.

 

HZO technology has achieved an unparalleled reputation around the world for protecting even the most sensitive electronics,” said Paul Clayson, chairman and CEO of HZO, Inc. “This reputation has attracted a high level of interest among the best and brightest executives in our global industry. The key executives who have joined HZO in the past few months bring world class experience and contacts along with recognized talent for innovation and execution.”

 

HZO’s waterproofing technology successfully protects electronics and other sensitive products from damage even when exposed to total submersion for sustained durations. Through a proprietary vapor application process, the protective nano-coating works from the inside out to shield even the most intricate parts of electronic devices, forming a seamless barrier that is invisible to the naked eye.

 

“There is no question about the future,” said Andreas Morr.  “HZO is revolutionizing the electronics industry, and I am enthusiastic about my contribution to its success. I look forward to making our superior technology more and more applicable to countless products and uses, and helping manufacturers of some of the best known global brands bring HZO technology to consumers around the world.”

 

Roger Fowler most recently served as director of finance for industry giant Flextronics and was previously a senior financial consultant with Dell. He brings to the executive team nearly two decades of seasoned leadership in financial, liability and risk management. His background includes direct business model experience from the industries served by HZO, industrial purchasing expertise to source and manage the rapidly expanding HZO systems deliveries, and internal operations and communication management and control.

 

Having held senior positions with Nokia, Flextronics and TE Connectivity, Andreas Morr brings over 18 years management experience in scaling high volume global manufacturing operations and strategic logistics development worldwide. His leadership experience in consumer products market segments, which includes work in Asia, Europe and Latin America in addition to the United States, will guide the initiatives to deliver HZO technology around the world. He is fluent in German and English and speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese and joins HZO from Hong Kong.

Sergio Leveratto joins HZO from Nokia where he held several sales and marketing leadership positions. He brings a wealth of experience in the mobile and consumer electronics industries where he demonstrated his impressive leadership and business acumen by successfully bringing new products and technologies to market.  His rich international background includes significant exposure in North America, Latin America and Europe. His multicultural and multilingual experience includes fluency in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

 

“In technology careers, the opportunity is rare to join a company that will literally change an industry,” Leveratto said.  “HZO will change where people use electronics. The foothold HZO has gained from its deep base of technical and engineering expertise and global contacts is impressive. This is a tremendous opportunity.”

 

“HZO systems deployments are underway in multiple locations in Asia with additional deployments in North and South America,” Clayson said. “The depth and breadth of HZO talent must stay ahead of the market.  The addition of these competent and focused executives positions us well to capitalize on global market opportunities. We are grateful these talented people have seen the vision of HZO and have relocated to our headquarters to help advance us to the next stage of growth.”

 

About HZO, Inc.

 

HZO is an industry leader in the field of thin film nano-coating technology. With its revolutionary and proprietary vapor deposition process, HZO protects electronic devices from damage due to water, other liquids and small debris without the additional bulk, weight or change to aesthetics added by mechanical seals, gaskets, plugs, cases and covers. HZO is commercializing its technology in consumer electronics, military, first responder devices, medical, industrial and other markets. Winner of the 2012 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award and Utah Innovation Award, HZO has been named one of the Top Ten Emerging Nano-Companies in the U.S. each of the past two years.

 

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