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About

What We Do

HZO is the global leader in delivering world-class protective nano coatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding environments – be it water, humidity, salt fog, or corrosive materials. We work with some of the world’s most respected brands across markets including consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, medical, and IoT to deliver a more resilient, reliable, and durable level of protection. Our thin film solutions drive real value by helping companies minimize the costs associated with unnecessary repairs or service calls, mitigate the risks associated with product failures, and grow sustainable revenue. Our unique approach has HZO well-positioned for exponential global growth in the years ahead.

Who We Are

At HZO, we bring together people, process, capital equipment, and material science, leveraging an ever-expanding patent portfolio, to create unique solutions for our clients, whether it’s on-premise or in one of our Centers of Excellence. Our global team brings our mission to life through relentless innovation, seamless collaboration, and flawless execution. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest performance standards, placing the customer at the heart of everything we do. We cultivate a culture of belonging which prohibits discrimination and harassment, and we are committed to maintaining a workplace where everyone adds value and anyone can make a difference.

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 Prudence Holdings and 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™.
2020
HZO Affirms Commitment To Quality with ISO 9001 Certification At New Global Headquarters.
2020
HZO Expands Global Manufacturing Footprint with First Vietnam Facility.
2020
HZO Expands Global Manufacturing Footprint with First Vietnam Facility.
2020
HZO Affirms Commitment To Quality with ISO 9001 Certification At New Global Headquarters.
2019
HZO raises $70 million in new financing to accelerate industry expansion and enable significant product innovations within the Spectrum of Protection™.

Global Presence of HZO

HZO offices and manufacturing facilities are found globally in 15 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.

James T. Fahey, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Gold
Chief Commercial Officer
Jason Savod
Chief Financial Officer (Acting)
Dirk Cartus
Executive Vice President, Sales
David Gilbert
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Andreas Morr
Chief Operations Officer
Zsolt Pulai
Executive Vice President, Engineering & Technology
Xuemei Chen
Vice President & General Manager, Finance/Admin Asia Division
Simone Maraini
Senior Advisor

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.

Kamal Bherwani
Inversora Agroindustrial Global
HZO Chairman of the Board
Stephen George
Panorama Point Partners
Gavin Myers
Prudence Holdings
Ryan Pollock
Iron Gate Capital
Patrick Poon
Horizons Ventures
Michael Rhodin
Board Member
Richard Holder
Board Member
James T. Fahey, Ph.D.
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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