02.15.2017

HZO Announces Simone Maraini as Chief Executive Officer



Draper, UT – February 15, 2017 – HZO, Inc., the leader in thin film protection from liquids for electronics, announced today that effective February 2, 2017, the company appointed Simone Maraini as Chief Executive Officer.

“HZO is at a pivotal point in its growth, engaged deeply with some of the top brands in the world. Simone’s critical expertise in sales, law and finance make him a well-rounded leader for the next stage of HZO,” said Kamal Bherwani, HZO Chairman of the Board. Don Metzger will replace Mr. Maraini as HZO’s Chief Sales Officer.

Along with his strong financial and M&A experience, Simone Maraini has worked with leading manufacturing companies across several of HZO’s target industries including aerospace and defense. Prior to joining HZO, Simone was the CFO of Alenia North America, where revenues rapidly grew from $25 million to $320 million, a prime contractor for the U.S. government. He also held the same position for Global Aeronautica, a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Alenia Aermacchi. Simone earned his bachelor’s degree in law from Universita La Sapienza in Italy and completed the Executive Management program (AMP178) at Harvard Business School. He is fluent in multiple languages including Italian, English, French and Spanish.

“The future is very bright for HZO,” said Mr. Maraini. “The progress the company has made in just a few short years is astounding. From the expanded intellectual property portfolio to the proven success of our mass manufacturing abilities, we truly have the next generation of water and environmental protection for our clients.”

In addition to the appointments of Mr. Maraini and Mr. Metzger, the executive leadership team consists of Glen Marder as Chief Financial Officer and Andreas Morr as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

About HZO

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, deliver product differentiation and surpass the boundaries defined by electronics testing standards like IPX8. Learn more at www.hzo.com