Cindy Johnson  @ 04/02/2014 04:02:20

Hello Boris,

I hope your travels are going well. We missed you and Ines at the Cortec party last Saturday. I was very excited and honored to be voted the Most Valuable Employee and I want to thank you for the very generous vacation award! I am so happy to be part of the Cortec Team!

Thank you again!

Eva Rossmann  @ 07/01/2014 09:01:38

Dear Ines and dear Boris,

I try to send you some lines although my English actually is very poor, as I don´t have any possibility of practice.

First of all we want to thank you very much for your kind hospitality and the lot of presents. Really too much!! Thank you!!

Fritz likes very much "Schnaps" in any kind, so for the next months he is well served. And the book seems to be a treasure, I did not yet begin to read it. However... remembering the first book you gave us I have to admit that I put it aside and forgot it totally. But yesterday - I always read some book before sleeping - I found it in my library and began to read it. It is so interessant! I arrived at the point when you left for America. It is really "spannend". Furthermore I have no idea of Croatia, the history of your country, the problems etc. So, I too learn something about your country. Of course, I do not know any word and any expression in English, but I get along understanding most of it. I am sorry that I forgot it completely. And when I will have finished the small book I immediately will take the big book for reading it.

Really, to me - Fritz does not read English books - you made me a great pleasure with your books. I did not know that you are such an important person and furthermore you are so sympathic!

We hope to see both of you in summer in our region to have the possibility to invite you.

All the best for you, have a good flight and a happy return!

With our thanks we wish you a very good and healthy New Year and hope to see you again.

Kind regards - Eva (and of course, Fritz)

Please excuse my bad English, but I hope you will understand it.

Steven Cartlidge  @ 17/12/2013 11:12:44

Hi Boris,

I was thinking about the wonderful Cortec meeting this year and seeing you in full force with your team. I did some scouting of venues in the UK and if it is still of interest it would be an honour to host the Cortec European meeting in 2014.

Whatever happens may 2014 be a wonderful year for Cortec for Ines and for you my friend.

Warm holiday wishes.


Cortec Team  @ 11/12/2013 04:12:48

PK Mathew  @ 28/11/2013 01:11:29

Dear Boris,

Congratulations! We are proud of you and your achievements. Your leadership and vision has resulted in the success and growth of Cortec Corporation and all its subsidiaries and business partners worldwide. Personally, I owe it all to you and shall always be grateful to you for believing in me and for your friendship.

Take Care and continue to lead your flock.

Regards to Ines too


Terry Overcash  @ 06/11/2013 12:11:31

Allan Durham  @ 21/10/2013 10:10:52

Likewise it is always inspiring to meet up with you all, you have a great, dedicated team.

As always, we would be happy to work with you guys as you develop your site based work, and as you say that has been our business for the last 25 years.

Look forward to hearing more as specifics arise


Allan Durham


Bob Kramer  @ 11/10/2013 04:10:02


Your friend always Bob

Biljan Kermani  @ 01/08/2013 08:08:35


Hope that all is well – just saw the MP Supplement from Cortec. Read with interest some parts of it and found it very informative. It is well prepared and covers interesting topics of great importance to the industry. Well done to all who contributed and captured the technical information.

Best Regards

Bijan Kermani

Alexandru Luminita  @ 01/08/2013 08:08:23

Hi Ivana,

I just want to share with you the excitement I felt when I read my email in this newsletter from Cortec. It's so great to feel as a Cortec family member!

Many, many thanks!!

Russ Chelak  @ 17/07/2013 08:07:43


Congratulations to you and your bride!

I had a lot of laughs reading your book re: Sealed Air - how true - but I regret not being able to do more work with you. There are not enough people in this world who set goals and get things done.

In any case, it worked out for the best as things usually do in life.

Karen and I will most certainly give you a call if we venture that way. Be sure to do likewise if in the NY area.

Russ Chelak

Michael Wolfe  @ 16/07/2013 08:07:36

Hello Rick,

I just saw the press rerelease on the new Cortec technology.

If the Cortec sales leadership and distribution network, domestically and abroad do not sell this new product, until Cortec must implement a 4-6 week lead times to keep up with production, then there exists a problem in Mr. Miksic’s sales force.

As I read in Mr. Miksic’s book you gave me, he assisted NASA in a corrosion issue they were dealing with; I know from my Inherently Conductive Polymer programs with NASA and the continued efforts they have in concentrating on corrosion. This penetrating coating should and could potentially resolve some of the biggest corrosion issues which plague or global industry.

Congratulations to the team who created this breakthrough technology Rick. I continue to be a huge fan of Cortec’s arsenal of technologies and capabilities!

Best regards,

Michael Wolfe

Alexandru Luminita  @ 17/06/2013 12:06:08

Dear Ivana,

Thank you very much! Many thanks for sustained Cortec support and the great people we work with. We love Cortec VpCI solutions and we are glad to promote them.

We live with the hope that the economical situation in our country will be much better in the future and we will have the chance to increase significantly our purchases level.

Please send the best regards from Mr.George to Mr.Boris.

Have a nice day,


Diana Di Marco  @ 14/05/2013 10:05:44

Dear Boris,

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate this recent promotion to Sales Manager. It’s an incredible opportunity; one that I have not envisioned as a scientist, but a position that I feel will allow me to achieve great things for Bionetix. I look forward to the new challenges and opportunities for growth that this position will afford me.Your willingness to put me in upper management means a great deal to me. I highly value your trust, and will work hard to keep it.

Thanks again, for all of your trust. I will do my very best to bring Bionetix to another level.


Margarita Kharshan  @ 07/05/2013 08:05:31


Thank you for your nice encouraging letter to managers. I just would like to say, that we are on the trip schedule which is close to where Art wanted us to be (I will always remember him). I am on this trip from 1993 (20 years). For these years we went from 10 million in sales to more than 40 million (basically 4 times greater) and from 15-20 products to more than 300 products, which cover all possible industries (most of old products are also upgraded or changed to the new ones with keeping the same name as before). As you remember I was working not only in the laboratory but also as a production manager and I can see huge changes in all Departments of our Company: people, equipment, goals, projects etc. I am sure that to reach the goal of 100 million is very realistic in the coming 3-5 years and I wish Cortec to be there as soon as possible.

With love to Cortec,


Michael Jang  @ 06/05/2013 03:05:34

Dear Boris

10 years has passed since you gave me the chance of Korea Office and I think I did keep my promise roughly, 1 million in sales. It is still a small part of whole Cortec but I am happy because I am going to make a trip again from 1 million to 10 million in sales as a part of your vision. Yes, I will go to the trip with the New Management Team. I know they are a great team really!

Thank you so much for your past 10 years' care of us and please watch keenly the second stage of Cortec Korea.

with my warmest regards,

Jessica Carpenter  @ 06/05/2013 03:05:34

Thank you Boris, for the email. I am such a fan of Cortec and am so blessed to be a part of it. I hope that we can exceed the expectations you have for our team.

Have a great week.

Bob Boyle  @ 06/05/2013 10:05:28


Art was inspirational to me in my career infancy and I appreciate you sharing how he impacted your own development and helped you craft the vision at Cortec. Art always seem to spend a little extra time with me just when I needed it. Even it was a "way to go" or a more strategic insight he offered.

Your note is well timed and itself brings home the importance of the compelling vision that drives us all to share in the sacrifice and the reward.

Thank you for supporting the "young but experienced" managers you have nurtured and trusted. It is an exciting time for all of us and I am reminded daily of the unique opportunities we have together. I look forward to helping make the vision a reality in honor of Art especially!

Bob Boyle

PK Mathew  @ 06/05/2013 01:05:41

Dear Boris,

I welcome the new Management team and their new and young initiatives to reach Art's vision and your goal of $100 million. Under your Chairmanship and guidance, I know that even sky's not he limit!! Yes, that's true! We will not rest until we get there.

Warm Regards


Alec Groysman  @ 11/04/2013 02:04:36


I have just returned from the NACE Corrosion conference in Orlando.

When I was in th booth "CORTEC" I saw you book. I took it because your name was familiar me. I read a lot about CORTEC and its chemicals. I deal with corrosion 37 years.

I began to read your book and learned that we have much in common. We belong to the same generation. I was born also in 1948, two days before Israel state.

I lived in Yalta, Crimea and studied in Moscow (Chemico-Technological University named after Mendeleev). I also had many problems with Soviet authority. However, I decided to concentrate on science and engineering. At last I repatriated with my family to Israel. I live in Israel in small settlement Shekhaniya in Lower Galilee.

I worked as a head of corrosion and materials laboratory at the oil refinery in Haifa during the last 22 years.

I teach three courses (corrosion and materials) in Technion in Haifa and Engineering college in Karmiel.

You won the prize "Innovation MP 2013" this year. I won such prize in 2012 for my book "Corrosion for Everybody". I am sure that you also will enjoy by my book as I enjoyed by your book. Because ... I connect corrosion with art, history and philosophy. In short, we have common interests and you interesting person.

Why I write you?

I have suggestion to discuss possibility to organize a meeting (conference etc.) of our generation (who was born in 1948 or in vicinity).

Each personal story is very didactic and enlightening. People (especially young !) should learn the history of our generation.

Kindest regards,

Dr. Alec Groysman

PK Mathew  @ 19/03/2013 12:03:40

Dear Boris,

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your achievement, because you so richly deserve it and more. You did the entire Cortec family proud and I am glad I could be a part of that journey. My friends and distributors here who responded to my call will only be too pleased to know the result. In fact they have been waiting.

The new President who took over at Orlando, Tushar Jhaveri is a good friend of mine through my Nace India activities. Bob has met him in India last year. If you are still there, might be a good idea to say hi to him.

Take care, continue to innovate and lead Cortec in the years to come.

Warmest regards to you and Ines too.


Kären L. Brasile  @ 25/02/2013 08:02:25

Thank you for this week, Valentines dinner, today's lunch, and the peaceful week.

I could see the moral at HQ getting even better with your two's presence and no stress. Life will be so much better for all of Cortec.


PK Mathew  @ 02/01/2013 03:01:14

Thanks my friends. It is so gratifying and comforting to see all of you coming together to support me, in whatever way you can. It is immaterial now if I get any evidence on Rolls Royce or not!, but I feel elated and humbled to see the sincerity and supportive spirit in each of you, especially the Sales team, Lab, Customer Service and Marketing,.......or for that matter the entire HQ staff to give whatever information or support that I seek from time to time. Distance is not only a non-barrier, but seems to be actually binding us stronger and together as one Cortec family and I just couldn’t stop me from sharing this spontaneous and genuine feeling with you.

Have a great year ahead and hope to see you all in Sept at the WSM (or hopefully even earlier), by which time I would be very close to completing 20 years with Cortec, thanks to Boris and Anna.


Cindy Johnson  @ 02/01/2013 02:01:49

Jessica Carpenter  @ 19/12/2012 09:12:07

My pleasure. Thank you for taking such good care of your employees. I am very blessed to have this job.

Thanks again,

Jessica L. Carpenter

Regional Sales Manager

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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

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