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HzO Announces Michael Bartholomeusz as Chief Executive Officer

HzO, 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 directors.

“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 ability 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 medical.

“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 customer satisfaction.”

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 for more information.

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