HZO welcomes former Magellan CEO, Nelson C. Chan, as the Executive Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors
Nelson C. Chan, a seasoned executive and board member of notable companies across a wide range of industries, will bring crucial knowledge and leadership to further HZO’s continued path of success and growth in the electronics protection industry.
Draper, UT – November 16, 2017 – HZO, Inc., the total solutions leader in liquid and environmental protection technology is proud to welcome Nelson C. Chan to not only its board of directors, but to the critical leadership position of executive chairman.
“I am delighted to join such a talented team at HZO,” said Mr. Chan regarding his appointment. “I look forward to working with the board as well as the management team and contributing to the company’s continued success.”
“Nelson was handpicked to be executive chairman of the HZO Board of Directors and to lead the pivotal next steps outlined for the company,” said Kamal Bherwani, HZO’s lead director. “We’re confident Mr. Chan’s vast experience is precisely what is needed to continue our strategic vision and growth.”
“I’m honored to welcome Nelson to our board of directors,” said Simone Maraini, CEO of HZO. “I look forward to working close with him on continuing to further drive HZO’s growth trajectory into existing and new industries.”
Mr. Chan is no stranger to leadership within companies similar to HZO. As the former CEO of Magellan from 2006–2008 during the hallmark years of GPS systems, Mr. Chan recognizes technology companies poised for growth and pole position. Mr. Chan has also served as Chairman of the Board of Outerwall, the public company behind the iconic RedBox movie rental and Coinstar coin counting kiosks. Early in his career, Mr. Chan served in various senior management positions with SanDisk Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of flash branded storage products, including vice president of global marketing and senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Mr. Chan helped drive the flash storage business from startup phase to over $3 billion in annual revenue.
From 1983 to 1992, Mr. Chan held marketing and engineering positions at Chips and Technologies, Signetics, and Delco Electronics. Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.
HZO is a technology solutions and licensing company that provides electronics’ manufacturers and device makers in a range of industries, including consumer, medical, military and industrial, with thin-film protection against damage caused by liquid submersion, corrosive environments, humidity, sweat, dust, and debris. With a scalable end-to-end solution that supports mass volume production, and a technical team dedicated to innovation and customer success, HZO’s patent-protected solution enables product design freedom, delivers product differentiation and goes beyond the boundaries defined by electronics testing standards like IPX8.