Inc., the leader in thin film protection from liquids for electronics,
announced today that effective July 1, 2013, the company appointed Dr.
Michael Bartholomeusz to succeed Paul Clayson as Chief Executive
Officer. Dr. Bartholomeusz also serves as a member of HzO's board of
"HzO is growing at a rapid pace and we are aggressively expanding our
global footprint. Michael has deep technical domain experience, as well
as extensive experience managing global growth. His appointment was
timely as he now guides HzO through our next phase of expansion," said
former CEO, and now Executive Chairman of the Board, Mr. Paul Clayson.
"Michael leads a world-class international management team already in
place at HzO. We have systems now deployed at manufacturers in China,
Japan and the U.S. coating mass market products for our customers.
Michael has already proven his unique abilit to drive transformative
business solutions, create partnerships critical to rapid worldwide
growth and accelerate HzO's efforts to make thin film protection of
electronics from liquids ubiquitous across relevant industry sectors."
Throughout his career, Dr. Bartholomeusz has successfully managed and
led enterprises ranging from start-ups to large multinational
corporations. He has a proven track record of rapidly commercializing
technologies and growing high-tech businesses into market leaders. Dr.
Bartholomeusz also has deep domain experience in a broad array of
industries, including electronics, renewable energy, aerospace and
"The world's most successful companies have a common genesis: they
emerge at the right time, in the right industry, with the right
solution, and the capability to deploy and scale that solution," added
Dr. Bartholomeusz. "HzO is one such company, and I am privileged to be a
part of transforming the way the world perceives and uses electronic
devices. Ruggedized electronics are quickly emerging from an option to
the norm, resulting in dramatic advances in field-of-use, durability and
About HzO, Inc.
HzO is changing where people use electronics. As the total solutions
leader in submersible thin film protective technology for any kind of
electronic assembly, device or component, the company's end-to-end
solution has already scaled to high volume applications that produce
millions of protected devices annually. HzO has set the world standard
in full submersion protection against all kinds of liquids and
corrosives. Winner of the 2012 CES Innovations Design and Engineering
Award, the 2013 Stevie Award for Best New Product, and Best Technology
and Best in Show Awards at Wearable Tech Expo in 2013, HzO has been
named one of the Top Ten Emerging Nano-Companies in the U.S. in each of
the past two years. Visit hzo.com for
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