About

HZO is a global leader in delivering world-class protective nano coatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding corrosive and liquid environments. The company brings together people, process, capital equipment and material science, leveraging an extensive patent portfolio to create unique solutions to meet specific customer requirements. Working with some of the largest companies across industries including consumer electronics, IoT, medical device and automotive, HZO delivers a better, more reliable and more durable water resistant and waterproof product that reduces costly returns, improves customer satisfaction and drives overall brand value.

History

2011
HZO establishes itself in Utah, USA after recognizing the market need to safeguard electronics from the most demanding environments.
2011
HZO secures seed funding from critical partners including Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, Ltd. whose investments include Facebook, Spotify, and Skype.
2012
HZO debuts its ‘WaterBlock’ technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), garnering attention from key customers and international press.
2013
HZO ramps up mass-production Parylene equipment and processes to answer the demand for superior waterproofing.
2013
HZO begins expansion of its offices overseas to China to better meet customer needs during mass manufacturing.
2013
HZO expands operations with key customers including Nike, Dell, Motorola, and Rakuten.
2017
HZO acquires ZPL Technologies, a world-class equipment engineering firm, bringing proprietary equipment design in-house.
2018
HZO acquires Semblant Ltd., a world leader in plasma coatings, advancing its material science capabilities and extending HZO’s Spectrum of Protection
2019
HZO reaches 400+ global employees as well as a contracted workforce of over 2,000.
2019
HZO announces company headquarters relocation to Raleigh, North Carolina to support global growth, talent sourcing, and 10x more U.S. manufacturing space.
2019
HZO raises $70 million in new financing to accelerate industry expansion and enable significant product innovations within the Spectrum of Protection™.
2019
HZO raises $70 million in new financing to accelerate industry expansion and enable significant product innovations within the Spectrum of Protection™.
2019
HZO announces company headquarters relocation to Raleigh, North Carolina to support global growth, talent sourcing, and 10x more U.S. manufacturing space.
2019
HZO reaches 400+ global employees as well as a contracted workforce of over 2,000.

Global Presence of HZO

HZO offices and manufacturing facilities are found globally in 14 different locations and counting.

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World Class Leadership

HZO is led by a diverse world-class leadership team from around the world. Each are recognized experts in their respective fields, doing their part to ensure HZO and our customers succeed.

Stephen Gold
Chief Commercial Officer
Bill McCombe
Chief Financial Officer
Dirk Cartus
Executive Vice President, Sales
David Gilbert
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Andreas Morr
Chief Operating Officer
Zsolt Pulai
Executive Vice President, Engineering & Technology

Board of Directors

Bringing a wealth of experience, diverse skill sets, and extraordinary passion, our Board of Directors provides guidance, ensures corporate oversite and compliance, and actively participates in the growth of the business.

Nelson C. Chan
Chairman of the Board
Kamal Bherwani
Inversora Agroindustrial Global
Simone Maraini
Senior Advisor
Stephen George
Panorama Point Partners
Gavin Myers
Prudence Holdings
Ryan Pollock
Iron Gate Capital
Patrick Poon
Horizon Ventures
Michael Rhodin
Board Member

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FAQ

Questions about HZO? Our technology? Our materials? Our processes? We’ve built a handy FAQ to answer questions you may have. If we’ve missed anything, feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to assist.

JOIN OUR TEAM

HZO protects the things that matter most to you.

As a privately-held company that’s experiencing unprecedented growth, we’re looking for talent from both traditional and non-traditional career paths to help us continue to explore, innovate, and build exciting things.

Over the years, we’ve perfected and mastered the processes of waterproofing and coating electronic components and are constantly on the lookout for how we can better serve the diverse industries protecting their electronic products. We do this through research and development, expanding our network of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and manufacturers, and recruiting the right people.

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