HZO Faces: James Pflueger

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by

HZO_James Pflueger

He’s Mr. HZO Essential, aka James Pflueger. James is one of our crack Program Managers, and we swear, we really don’t know if his permanent address is in Shenzhen City or Draper, Utah, but we do think he’s been in China at least 50% of the year. With multiple HZO projects commercialized and currently in production, James runs point on project execution and communication between HZO Sales, Operations and Manufacturing. James rides the center line, balancing differing points of view, accelerating timelines, and understanding potential supply chain hiccups.

As a member of the HZO PMO, James manages global projects with particular emphasis on ensuring he is communicating with transparency to the customer; mitigating potential risks; and one of our favorites, avoiding scope creep. James and the entire HZO PM team strive to over deliver on quality and service, but not with extra time or expense.


A few more fun facts we have learned about James:

What is something that baffles you?

Where do cows come from? I mean, you see wild horses and wild pigs, but where are the herds of wild cows roaming?

What is one of your all-time dreams?

Going to a Packer game in Lambeau and sitting in the front row of the south end zone.

Have you ever read a book that changed your life?

When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi. It shows how he [Lombardi] was able to get the very best out of every individual whether it was a player or coach. He knew how to deal with everyone in a unique way.

If you won a million dollars you would………..?

Buy Packers season tickets.

Biggest pet peeve?

People who do not put their signature/contact information on their emails.

In one word, describe HZO.


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