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HZO Employees Weigh In | Jenn Platek

Mallory McGuinness | July 1, 2020

At HZO, protecting what matters most to you matters most to each of us. We wanted to pull back the curtain and show you how we work together to do this, so we asked a few of our employees to weigh in.

The third blog in this series features Jenn Platek as she discusses what it’s like to work at HZO:

1. What is your position at HZO, and what does that entail?

I am the Executive Assistant to Zsolt Pulai, Executive VP of Technology & Engineering, and Andreas Morr, Chief Operations Officer. I provide administrative support to these executives and team members. This support includes travel, scheduling appointments and meetings, processing expense reports, project support, coordinating catering, ordering office supplies, and assisting other departments within HZO as needed.

2. What was your background before you came to HZO?

Before working at HZO, I had administrative experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, supporting sales and marketing. Additionally, I worked in the IT field within the pharmaceutical market as well.

3. What do you love most about working here?

Definitely – the exciting technology. My past experience has been in the pharmaceutical industry, so this is an entirely different environment for me. It stretches me to learn new things about the nanocoating industry, and I love a challenge!

4. What’s challenging about working here?

What I love most about working here is also the biggest challenge for me personally. And that’s learning all of the details about nanocoatings and thin-film coatings. There are different types of coatings in HZO’s Spectrum of Protection™, many different procedures, and tons of details we need to get right 100% of the time if we want our solution to work seamlessly and to properly protect devices. Much thought goes into every decision the company makes to ensure we have the best technology and processes possible.

5. What do you do when you’re off the clock?

I planted a garden for the first time, so it is exciting to watch that grow! I am a fan of relaxing at the beach and exploring the mountains. I love to walk and get active, but also love to sit down and read a good book. You’ll often find me hanging out with my kids, friends, and family when I’m not at work. And when it’s safe to do so, I love to go to the movies and out to restaurants to share dinner with friends!

6. What’s the most important thing we should know about HZO?

If there is one thing that should be known about the company, it’s that that HZO has been and is expanding into diverse markets to protect a wide range of products for companies and consumers. I know HZO has a reputation for protecting consumer electronics, but we are involved in many other verticals including IoT, Industrial, Automotive and Medical Devices.

If there is one thing that should be known about the company, it’s that that HZO has been and is expanding into diverse markets to protect a wide range of products for companies and consumers.

Mallory McGuinness

Mallory is an electronics protection evangelist who writes content for HZO. In her free time she is reading non-fiction, and hanging out with her beta fish, King Awesome.

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