HZO, Inc. wins Gold Stevie Award in 2013 International Business Awards

Posted on August 22nd, 2013 by


Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Banquet on 14 October in Barcelona, Spain


DRAPER, UTAH — August 14, 2013 — 

HZO, Inc. was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best New Product or Service of the Year category in The 10th Annual International Business Awards today.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2013 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain on 14 October.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  HzO, Inc. won in the Best New Product or Service of the Year category for Consumer Electronics.

HzO was granted the award for its industry changing protective coating, WaterBlock™, that envelopes an electronic device’s components, offering it maximum protection from submersion in water, other liquids, corrosion, contaminating particles and humidity.

“We congratulate all who were nominated for this prestigious award,” said Sergio Leveratto, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at HzO, Inc. “We feel the granting of this award shows that the industry recognizes HzO as the ideal form of liquid protection in consumer electronics going forward. We’re excited to continue to deliver on this recognition.”

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“The 2013 International Business Awards are noteworthy for featuring the best collection of entries we have ever received,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The judges have been unanimous in their comments about the quality of achievements, and the expertise with which they were portrayed, in the nominations we received this year.  We extend our most heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About HzO, Inc.

HZO is an industry leader in the field of thin film nano-coating technology. With its revolutionary and proprietary WaterBlock™ vapor deposition process, HZO protects electronic devices from damage due to corrosives, water, and other liquids and small debris without the additional bulk, weight or change to aesthetics added by mechanical seals, gaskets, plugs, cases, and covers. HZO is commercializing WaterBlock in consumer electronics, military, first responder devices, medical, industrial, automotive and other markets. Winner of the 2012 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award and the Utah Innovation Award, HzO has been named one of the Top Ten Emerging Nano-Companies in the U.S. in each of the past two years.

About Stevie Awards, Inc.

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.


HzO Media Contact:

Ryan Moore


(801) 268-1900

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