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

Mike Galatowitsch  @ 03/12/2012 02:12:50


All of what we are able to do here in Eau Claire is from your faith in what Anna and I have proposed for capital and repairs, and the people seeing your commitment. And your commitment on spending the money to accomplish these great things here, to make this a world class production facility.

Thank You Boris


Brena J. Teats  @ 30/11/2012 07:11:19

Joakim Dock  @ 16/10/2012 08:10:46

Dear Boris and Inez.

Thanks for a well organized sales meeting and for your hospitality during our Croatian visit.

We had fun, learned a lot, eat and drunk lot from the Croatian cuisine and connected with other Cortec distributors from all over the world.

Your birthday party was really something extra.

Take care!


Barb Curtis  @ 01/06/2012 08:06:23

I just received my paycheck since I won’t be here tomorrow and what a surprise!!!

Thank you very much for the bonus check.

I am very appreciative in your kindness & generosity.

Thanks again :-)

Ya’ll have a nice weekend!


Mike Galatowitsch  @ 01/06/2012 08:06:23

Boris, Anna,

On behalf all the people at Coated Products we would like to thank you for the much unexpected and thoughtful bonus check.

And also in your continued support of your employees and their families.

Thank you,

Mike Galatowitsch

Martina Orlando  @ 24/04/2012 08:04:26

Dear Boris and Mladen,

a sunny regard from three piranhas ;)

And again a huge thanks to Boris for two amazing days – everything was perfect!

Hoping to see you soon,


Rob Köst  @ 15/03/2012 01:03:56

Evonne Fairchild  @ 23/02/2012 08:02:35


I am glad to hear that Munchkin is safe and you are all well in South Sea's Plantation... My father is a super hero, he has also saved me when I almost drowned in Jamaica when I was very small... He's the best!!!

Warmest Regards,


Forgot to tell You, Munchkin fell from the boat, while we got some stuff from the house for our trip. When Boris went back to Heidi our Munchkin was not aboard. He checked all areas inside, the water and the backyard. No trace of her...suddenly a sqeek from the seawall...her last paddles to land...he got her by the neck, last moment pulling her to shore...she has not a sratch...but Boris has a bloody knee. Family o.k., and now relaxing in South Seas Plantation.

Good day, Ines

Munchkin recuperating on board of our fishing yacht "Heidin'...away" after sudden swim in Gulf of Mexico.

John W. Fitzgerald  @ 17/02/2012 04:02:06

Linda Laitala  @ 09/01/2012 04:01:06

Bob Kramer  @ 09/12/2011 08:12:47

Thank you! Thank you! Everything was great, friends, weather, fishing. Salmon lunch terrific. Being remembered with shirt an honor. And, I can't tell you how grateful for the day on my own. Love you guys,


Michael J. McGroarty  @ 19/10/2011 09:10:06

We are delighted to support Cortec growth with the $1MM equipment loan. Thank you. I finished the American Dream book you gave me over the summer after the Company tour. I was impressed how much energy you put into the political campaign in your home country ,and I believe a strong contest helps build the system, in any event.

Safe travels. Mike mcg.

Michael J. McGroarty
Vice President / Relationship Manager
Commercial Banking
US Bank

Bob Boyle  @ 19/10/2011 09:10:39

Personally Boris I cannot thank you enough for your support during my career. It is so exciting to be involved in Cortec at this point in our growth.

I don't know what to say other than thank you.


PK Mathew  @ 12/10/2011 09:10:37

Hi Boris,

This is to wish you a very happy birthday and a year full of happiness, peace, fun, good health and success in whatever you do. God Bless you  and continue to be with you as you lead us into the future.  



Cindy Johnson  @ 12/10/2011 09:10:51

Dear Boris,

Happy Birthday from the Lab!

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. by Mark Twain.

Have a great day!
Deb Heroff
Debbie Hannan

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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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