HZO FACES: BLAISE KALUBI
When thinking about Blaise “Blaze” Kalubi, one thing quickly comes to mind – no it’s not how cool his name is, which it is – but it’s dedication.
Coming to the US from Zambia in 2009, Blaise quickly graduated from high school and began looking for “something to do next.” He was bored, didn’t speak English very well yet and had few connections, but he wanted to get involved in an exciting business where he could garner experience and further develop his English and other skills.He started looking for a job.
In the early summer of 2011, out of pure curiosity, Blaise walked into the ZAGG headquarters. With no idea of ZAGG’s business, and few expectations, serendipitously he bumped into a family friend who just so happened to work there. After a quick tour of the facility, the friend turned to Blaise and said, “Well, what do you want to do here?” When no immediate ideas popped into his head, Blaise simply said, “something cool”, and that something cool turned into becoming the primary operator of HZO’s proprietary CVD equipment. Just like that, Blaise became HZO Employee #3.
In addition to joining as one of HZO’s early employees, Blaise also has made himself one of its most essential. Over the past four years he has established himself as a “go-to-guy” for in-house service project processes, as well as pre- and post- treatment of devices. Any project, big or small, Blaise’s expertise and attention to detail prove crucial to proper execution and timely delivery of projects. We couldn’t be happier to have him on the HZO technical team.
A few more fun facts about “Blaze:”
If you were to die today, what would your last meal be?
Ugali na sombe (Traditional Congolese food made with cassava root and cassava leaves)
If you could meet one person who would it be?
What song do you listen to when you’re feeling blue?
Frank Ocean – “Rocket Love”
At what age did you become an adult?
11 years old
What is one of your all-time dreams?
To play professional soccer
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