Susan Hakes  @ 15/12/2014 09:12:33


On behalf of the team at CCPD, I would like to say "thank you" for the year end bonus and everything you do for all of us. We appreciate you!



Pam Rue  @ 15/12/2014 09:12:49

Hello Boris,

I want to say thank you so very much for your generosity as I received a bonus today. I have only been with the Cortec family since August and appreciate the opportunity to work in such a positive environment. I truly enjoy my both my positions here and feel very fortunate to work in multiple departments. I look forward to what the future has to offer, as Cortec continues to grow and exceeds the goals that we set.

Happy Holidays,

Cindy Johnson  @ 11/12/2014 09:12:50

Diana DiMarco  @ 01/12/2014 03:12:51

Dear Boris and Ines,

Wanted to thank you for your kindness last week and making Nick feel part of the Cortec Family! It was very thoughtful of you to invite him for dinner and on the snorkeling cruise. He had a very nice time with everyone.

I also want to let you know that I am finally engaged!!! 

Have a wonderful day to both of you,

Kind regards,

Linda Moran  @ 27/11/2014 08:11:05

Boris thank you sooo much for allowing us to attend the Asia Pacific sales meeting. I learned so much from the presentations and the exchange of information between all the participants!

And those books you wrote and left with us will be such a valuable sales tool to open doors and get new and more business. I love them.

We took Diana, Nick,Iyad and Dana hiking yesterday and sightseeing ending with hot malasadas from Leonard's Bakery. Fun day.

Thank you again and until we see you two again...ALOHA!

Michael Qiu  @ 24/11/2014 10:11:31

Dear Boris and Ines,

Just landed in JFK and want to thank you for a great meeting and all the fun things we did together. It is always such a pleasure to see you both and thank you for everything, especially for Mommy's thoughtfulness and pampering.

All the best to the two of you and look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Warmest regards,


James Young  @ 23/11/2014 01:11:00

Dear Boris, Cliff and Iyad,

Attached is the scanned photo taken in Benihaha. Thank you Boris for the great gathering. We all truly have great memory! See you all again in our next meeting.

Best Regards,

James Yang

Margarita Kharshan  @ 21/11/2014 05:11:33

Very good news!

Thank you Boris for your good words about Laboratory team.. I am very proud to be a part of this Laboratory for so many years and being personally involved in development of Cortec’s best in the World products.


Jose Martinez, Jr.  @ 10/11/2014 08:11:58

Dear Mr. Dario Dell'Orto:

It was a pleasure to have met you in LATINCORR 2014 and to have shared your fine knowledge as well as learning of the outstanding CORTEC organization you proudly represent.

It was likewise a very special present to my father Jose Martinez, Sr. the American Dream book written by Mr. Boris Miksic for it brought my father, after devouring the book in a two days full time endeavor, a good lot of memories of his days as a Washington, D.C. restaurants dishwasher, to later enter engineering school at VPI and U of MD, without any money to live of nor any english language command to communicate with but only an inmense reserve of survivalbility power and willingness to make ends meet in those very hard and interesting early 70s. My father returned home during the 80s after completion of graduate studies in The George Washington U and later at MSOE in Milwaukee while working for Johnson Controls, and performed managerial functions for Baker Oil Tools and several other local representatives of very prestigious USA manufacturers for the petroleum, petrochemical, power generation, and steel processing industries till 1985 when he finally decided, under the same financial conditions expressed by Mr. Miksic in his USA life´s biography, to try with his own wings and has done for the last 29 years.

When possible please advise of your current Venezuelan sales representative, and let us know if there is something we could possible do to be of assistance to CORTEC´s growth and great business opportunities in Venezuela.

Please accept our gratitude for your time and for the excellent American Dream present you have honoured us with.


Jose Martinez, Jr.

Wally Mirgorod  @ 23/10/2014 09:10:19

Dear Boris:

Firstly, I hope that you are very well and 100% back “in the saddle”! Secondly, thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I read your magazine articles and can only say that I am very proud to have met you and I truly admire your unbelievable story and insatiable desire to succeed Boris. And indeed, you have succeeded my friend!

Warmest personal regards,


Julia Hogan  @ 21/10/2014 08:10:55

Hi Boris and Ines!

Just finished reading your book yesterday and enjoyed it immensely. You have led such an interesting life Boris, and I love that the last chapter is about your lady love Ines. We will never forget our night together in Ephesus - so special.

By the way, we really loved Dubrovnik and stopped by your favorite restaurant by the castle (just for a photo op - we had already eaten on the ship). It poured rain all day and then like magic it stopped in the evening when Gerry got off work. We strolled the streets with the full moon peeking out from behind the clouds. It was a magical night walking around the old city together. We found an Irish pub and had a pint of cider (Gerry's fav) and then found another out of the way cafe outside the wall (Cafe Buza) to moon gaze and try the local brew. I show you a picture of the entrance to the bar... practically unmarked! Have you been?

We have one more week of cruising Istanbul to Athens, and then it's on to Arabia and new horizons! We are very excited for the Suez, Egypt, Oman and Dubai and beyond. Thank you again for the book and we do hope our paths will cross again. We will be flying back to Colorado from Hong Kong Jan 8 and should be home in Evergreen for a few months.

All the best,

Julia & Gerry Hogan

Steven Cartlidge  @ 17/10/2014 04:10:22

Hello All,

I would like to thank you all for opening up some wonderful sales opportunities. EcoCortec put together a rewarding sales meeting with an unusual intimacy that I have learnt is the mark of Cortec.

To capitalise on the information presented we look forward to receiving the conference information and in particular the Corrologic work of Cortec Middle East and the Integrated Packaging with Mike’s presentation.

Lake will move up a gear with significant investment. Seeing is believing.

Thank you to the Cortec team!

Kind regards,


Dave and Caroline  @ 14/10/2014 09:10:09

Boris and Ines,

Thanks for sharing “American Dream” story with us! Your story has more turns and twists than a Nelson DeMille novel!

It’s obvious that all entrepreneurs who dare to dream should expect to slip and fall; to get up and trudge on; to grow from disappointments while they develop a strategic plan for their business, and even more important – a personal strategic plan!

FYI Peter Popovich was a friend and the attorney we used in filing our Riverside Bank Charter Application in 1973.

We look forward to seeing you folks in a few weeks!

I am attaching a link to an article published last week in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Thank goodness for corrosion!

Dave and Carolyn

Michael Kadis  @ 23/09/2014 09:09:58

Hi Boris, I have been reading your book. You are a most interesting fellow. In reading your book I feel like I know you most of your life. We seem to pursue our interests in a similar fashion. I would love to talk to you about your life. I have many questions. I hope the opportunity arises.


Michael Kadis

Sergio Iorio  @ 13/09/2014 03:09:02

Dear Boris

First of all many thanks for the very pleasant meeting with you and Ines at Garmish ; I really liked and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere , and the reciprocal feelings and ....chemistry

But , as far as my flight went , I didnt really even realize it because I red your book without....breathing ....until the end !!

What a story and passion , in all your life !!!!!,

I thought i ve done something creating italmatch , from a ( large ) garage to 300 Mn of today ( btw : were your parents really matchmakers ?? Funny life because when i made the MBO , italmatch still had a match making plant in poland , and matches was core business of italmtch back in time ......and the names still reflects this origin ) , but in front of you , i ve really done nothing !!!! Not only cortec success story but your passionate involvment in your country politics and future , fighting enemies , using unfair and completeley different weapons against you and your relatives !!!!!

So , bottom line ,,...... There will be no book about ........ A guy ...from Italy , unless this guy will succeed to buy your baby from you , and continue it on the same path of passion and respect for people !!!! (. ...... Obvioulsy , with hope that it will not finish in the same way it went with Dunphy , you rebuying it 4 times cheaper .......)

But i m almost sure this will not happen because i think we both agree that company success is based on people and on reciprocal respect , and while you were celebrating a good sale month with a pizza , we instead celebrate toghther with my people with a good fish ....( eventually a tuna taken in the mediterranean sea from my 26 ft ( only ) fishing boat .....

Apologies for this digression , but reading your book really moved something inside me and wanted to share this with you immediately.

Michael J. McGroarty  @ 13/09/2014 12:09:05

Hi, Boris

THANK YOU for a copy of this story by Mark Gordon in the Business Observer.

It is a great story. Also, I think it becomes clear in the article that the manufacturing site in Florida is a natural extension for the Company.

We look forward to seeing you on your next stop on Minnesota.



Alex Tomadin  @ 09/09/2014 01:09:27

Love it Boris….. I thought I knew most of your story….. I was wrong…. Will like to be there for the Grand Opening of the Biotechnology Campus.

Big hug


John D. Dumbaugh  @ 09/09/2014 12:09:05

Hi Boris and Ines !! Congrats on the wonderful article. I'm in Key West and showed my crew mates the article. The venture will be another great and successful chapter. We sail for Sarasota tomorrow and should arrive about 1400 back to the Sarasota Yacht Club.

Have great rest of the summer.

Mit besten Wünschen


Nancy E. Cason  @ 09/09/2014 12:09:47

Boris, You are amazing! The true “american dream”...I actually have a tear reading this. We are so proud to have you and Ines as part of the SMRL family, once a client, always a client..and I know that I speak for both John and I that you are both more than just clients. I look forward to many years of celebrating your accomplishments together. This new Manatee venture is just the start of something which, with you and Ines at the helm, will be very very successful, as all of your ventures are. They sky is truly the limit and nothing is in the way!!

Walentin Mirgorod  @ 09/09/2014 12:09:15

Thank you Boris! My friend, I am very proud to know you; you are a special person, amazing human and business success story!

Here's to the Billion growth Boris!

Regards, Wally

Eric Haugen  @ 09/09/2014 12:09:35

Thank you for forwarding this great piece of reporting Boris! Certain people in this world, people like you, deserve positive recognition for positive deeds undertaken with a rock solid, yet forever untamed, spirit.

Best Regards,


Behzad B Bavarian  @ 29/08/2014 04:08:31

Hi Boris

Congratulation for the excellent job for put together the VpCI Handbook.

Great contribution to understanding and application of VCI.


Dr. B

Cliff Cracauer  @ 18/08/2014 08:08:25


Hope the picnic went well yesterday, and I am sorry to have missed it.

I just wanted to write a note to say thank you for the pay increase that you gave me. JoAnn informed me about it late Friday, so I didn't get to say thank you in person before you left.

It is truly appreciated, and is also a big motivator. Thanks for your trust in me, and again thank you.

See you soon,


Michael Qiu  @ 04/07/2014 07:07:23

This is exciting news and ought to empower and motivate people in Cortec family to go out there with renewed energy for cause more casualties among the competitors and copy cats while achieving greater success and growth worldwide.

Congratulations to you with my hat off, Boris! Without your vision, leadership and guts none of it will ever be possible. I'm honored to be a part of the success story.

Warmest regards,


Dijana Zrinski  @ 30/05/2014 02:05:09

Dear Mr. Boris,

You took me by surprise and left me speechless. Stani and I are very great full and thank you and Ines once more for your help when we needed it. Thank you for you generosity, kindness and trust shown to us. Like you once said friends are known it time of need. We will continue to give our best and try to be even better.

See you soon,

All the best to Ines and you.

Stanimir and Dijana

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American Dream: A Guy From Croatia


American Dream: A Guy From Croatia

"With $37 in our pockets and much apprehension in our hearts, we flew toward our future. We had no time to think what lay ahead because the future conies to soon anyhow."

American Dream: A Guy From Croatia is the exciting saga of a man who fled his home country with nothing but change in his pockets and built a successful company with determination and guts in America. It's a story of business savvy and risk taking that will arouse the entrepreneurial spirit in every reader.

"When he arrived in the United States, Boris Miksic brought along energy, intelligence and determination. But also a dream. He was the Croatian gift to America. Today, as a successful entrepreneur, he is the American gift to Croatia."

— Governor Rudy Perpich

Movie: When the Dead Vote


When the Dead Vote, Filmmind & Capistrano in cooperation with PBS

Movie: How to Kill Miksic


How to kill Miksic, spaghetti western movie by Z Television

Around the World by Private Jet


Our around the World Expedition by the National Geographic Society

Galapagos Islands


Our Galapagos Expedition by National Geography Society

Plaćeno vlastitim sredstvima Borisa Mikšića