Anton Shemyakin and Andrey Shargin  @ 06/10/2011 08:10:02

Dear Anna, Boris, Dario, Margarita,

I know that we are a bit behind the ordinary time for saying thankful words to you for the opportunity to visit you and have so many meetings, receive so much useful information, but our schedule was so tight after we had returned to Moscow that we could not make this earlier. Cortec Rus is a small company in a sense that the work we do requires not only the commitment as such, but also getting so many minor details placed right on time.

We learned a lot while we were at Cortec Headquarters. We learned that we are not alone, that we have so many friends and that we can go forward and reach the goals that we couldn’t have had before we visited you. And this is not only as regards the volume of sales, this is about connecting the dots. Before we went to Cortec headquarters in September and met with you we did not know how many friends we would have and how much experience we could share. We can’t connect the dots looking forward, we can only connect them, looking backwards.

Thank you very much


Anton Shemyakin and Andrey Shargin

Robert W. Kramer  @ 13/09/2011 02:09:13
A lovely arrangement of flowers arrived yesterday to help me celebrate my 80'th birthday with wishes from my Cortec Family. While they are beautiful and deeply appreciated, I am honored and proud to still be considered a member of Cortec. Caring for one another makes a Family strong, and that's what makes Cortec such a great and successful organization.

Best wishes to All that you too may reach another milestone in health and happiness!


An eMail to Claudia  @ 12/08/2011 10:08:29
------Original Message------
To: Claudia
Subject: Re: AW: - Börse
Sent: Aug 10, 2011 21:08

Hallo Untersschwester, news are your sister came up for some new product needed to save our oceans and our fish we like to eat. So my solution was to clean up the mess that is out there for years and no!! one wants to admit it is a real food chain problem. So being married to one of the smartest men and a real scientist of knowhow and at heart he had all the upbeat to keep on to come up with a product to keep our planet and us people happy and safe to enjoy our lives. I love him so much!
Bussi Ines

------Original Message------
From: Claudia
To: [email protected]
Subject: AW: - Börse
Sent: Aug 10, 2011 20:19

Hi Boris, sounds great, congratulation!! Have a great holiday :)


-----UrsprĂĽngliche Nachricht-----
Von: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 10. August 2011 20:29
An: Hillek, Claudia
Betreff: - Börse achrichten&awert=&u=0&p=0&k=0

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Sitz/Registergericht: Berlin/AG Charlottenburg, HRB 106191B

Vorstand: WP StB Prof. Dr. Rolf Nonnenmacher (Sprecher des Vorstandes), WP StB Dr. Sibylle Bartels-Hetzler, WP StB Dipl.-Kfm. Klaus Becker, WP StB Dr. Frank Ellenbürger, WP StB Dipl.-Kfm. Ernst Gröbl, WP RA CPA Dr. Robert Gutsche, WP StB Dipl.-Oec. Stefan Held, WP StB Dipl.-Kfm. Michael Kozikowski, WP StB Dipl.-Kfm. Michael Krall, WP StB Dipl.-Kfm. Christine Kreidl, WP Dipl.-Kfm. Ulrich Maas, WP RA StB Thomas Sauter, WP StB CA Prof. Dr. Joachim Schindler, WP Prof. Dr. Wienand Schruff, StB Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Zieren

Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender: WP RA StB Dr. Wolfgang Fliess

Brenda J. Teats  @ 01/08/2011 11:08:28

Marianne & Ole  @ 14/06/2011 04:06:06

Mike Galatowitsch  @ 12/05/2011 09:05:05

Katie Surrett  @ 06/05/2011 09:05:26
Boris & Anna,
Thank you so very much for the extra check! The letter meant a lot to me as well. This was so very generous of you to do this for the employees and you really didn’t have to. But, thank you though for appreciating us and being such great bosses and running such a good company, it is a pleasure to work here! J
FYI- The church that Bill & I are members at, Sunrise Baptist Church, is trying to raise funds for the construction of a new facility for the Sunday school for the children’s class. I have been trying to find ways to get extra money to donate to this specific fund and you just made my week with this extra paycheck because I am giving it back to God & our Church. Thank you again for all that you do for us. Have a Blessed day or night.
Thank you,
Katie Surrett

Sue Hakes  @ 28/04/2011 06:04:43
Thanks Boris, I am so happy to be a part of such a great company! I truly appreciate the opportunity.

Thank you,

Sue Hakes

Cindy Johnson  @ 28/04/2011 05:04:53
Hello Boris,
Thank you for the kind message!
I am lucky to work with such great people!
Have a nice evening,
Cindy Johnson

Emily Haney  @ 12/03/2011 10:03:54
Dear Mr. Miksic,
I hope that you and Inés enjoyed the Around the World trip, and that you’ve had a pleasant return home! Thank you so much for your book American Dream; it was a nice surprise to receive it! I’ve shared it with our office here and people are enjoying reading it.
It was wonderful to meet you both in Orlando before your departure. If there’s anything I can assist you with please feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help.
Very best wishes,

Jannie Spain  @ 03/03/2011 05:03:04
Dear Boris and Ines,

David and I were very happy to have met you on our around the world trip. Boris I'm on page 196 of your book. Since I'm a slow reader, I wanted to write you before I finished the book. I have thoroughly enjoyed your story and thank you so much for sharing it.

One of the new songs I'm learning in my jazz lesson is an old tune, "When You Wish Upon a Star". The song reminded me of you, Boris and of you, Ines. Here are the words:

"When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are,
anything your heart desires will come to you.
If your heart is in your dreams, nothing else is too extreme,
when you wish upon a star as dreamers do.

Fate is kind; she bring to those who love
the sweet fulfillment of their secret longing.

Like a boat out of the blue, fate steps in to see you through.
When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true."

My best wishes to you, Boris, for your next bid to be helpful to Croatia in whatever way you decide. Ines, when I saw the picture of your amberjacks kissing, I understood the desperation you went through when trying to buy the fish kissing necklace. Maybe the kissing fish will end up with a "Munchkin" fish.



Dr. Jiri Matejicek  @ 17/01/2011 11:01:40

Gwen Traylor, DDS  @ 08/04/2010 01:04:08

Dear Mr. Boris Miksic:
You many not remember me, but I met you at the marina in Stillwater, Minnesota in 1997.  I am a dentist, "Dr. Gwen" (boat and slip at Mulberry Point Yacht Harbor) and had the wonderful opportunity to converse with you on several occasions.  I had been following your campaign for the Presidency of Croatia and was truly disappointed with the election of Ivo Josipovic.  I have read your inspiring book, "American Dream" many times (signed by you for me) and have no doubt that at some point in your lifetime you will be able to become a great leader for the people of Croatia.   
I live in Florida now (the Daytona Beach area) and if you and your family are ever in the area I would be honored to meet with you again.


Gwen Traylor, DDS
Port Orange, FL

Giovanna  @ 19/01/2010 02:01:33

Attached is a picture I took of one of Boris campaign billboards, in a mall just outside Pula earlier this month! I only spent a day in Croatia (Istra), but everywhere I stopped everyone knew about Boris and a couple of people at a restaurant in Rovinj said they could tell from his face on TV that he is "a good man" and someone who could get things done ... just thought Boris might like to know! Giovanna

Giovanna Dell'Orto
Assistant Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication University of Minnesota

Barb  @ 25/11/2009 03:11:58
Dear Boris,
Again I want to express my Thanks to you for the gift of money for myself & family. You are a very giving person Boris especially in today’s economy. I was just telling Katie that I have to sell some stuff on Craigslist this year for Christmas $$$$$ so I can buy my grandkids their gifts and 2 minutes later Santa walked around our dept.
Thank you! Thank you!

Vanessa Thompson  @ 25/11/2009 02:11:13

Hi Boris & Anna

Just wanted to write you both a quick note of appreciation for the bonus and the turkey; both items were so generous and completely unexpected -THANK YOU!
Also, thank you both for talking the talk and walking the walk-I'm so proud to work for you.
All the best,

Vanessa Thompson

Croatian Club of Tampa Bay  @ 23/11/2009 04:11:34

Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis  @ 16/11/2009 04:11:49

Johnny Prgesa  @ 17/08/2009 11:08:47
Dear Mr. Boris Miksic,

I am writing this support letter to you in english since I am from Canada and it is easier for me to better express myself. I moved to Croatia 14 years ago, I work as an Air Traffic Controller and I live in Rijeka. As many citizens of this country, I cannot voice how important it is for someone of your stature to be the breath of fresh air this country Croatia desperately needs. I can speak on behalf of many who are fed up with the leadership of this country.....there are far too many issues for me to specifically jot down however being that you are from Minnesota I assume you can relate to the former governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura who is in my point of view an outstanding politician and whose character is known for being the outsider and challenging the facts and truth (I have read his book and I have seen many of his interviews I believe he is a stand up man, and someone who can start a revolution ie; his latest book "Don't start the revolution without me", that is what Croatia needs today to survive its future, and you can be that person to start it. ). I hope Mr. Miksic you will run for President and like the last time I and many others will vote for you again. This country is corrupt, war torn, unemployment problems, financial problems, social problems, just to name a few....but I am confident that things can change the citizens of this country simply need a shiny light a beacon of security to follow and I am positive that there can and will be results.
    Since I moved to Croatia I am sick and tired of people always complaining but no affirmative action is being made yet alone trying to be made. I want a leader that loves Croatia for what it stands for, to make its children love and be proud of this country not to use it as the so-called politicians today are using their patriotism for personal financial gain.
  I wish you the best and may this time make you the new president of Croatia.

Yours Truly,
Johnny Prgesa

Ming Shen  @ 06/08/2009 08:08:08
Good Morning, Boris!
I finished reading your book in one breath during this past weekend, prompted by several book requests through the Cortec website. It’s an exciting and enjoyable reading. Best luck on your campaign!
Best regards,
Ming Shen

Bob Kramer  @ 15/07/2009 10:07:01
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Sent: Jul 15, 2009 8:11 PM
Subject: Way to go !!!!!

Let me offer my congratulations for your vision and perseverance to achieve being awarded the VpCI exclusively! This will further differentiate Cortec from all the other so called "corrosion protectors."

I really enjoyed the recent Cortec news which is a great way to keep the Cortec family informed.

Bob K

Tyler and Tristan Fairchild  @ 07/07/2009 12:07:15

George J. Walsh  @ 29/06/2009 01:06:36


I wanted to Thank you and your team of quality people for the hospitality on my visit to your company. I can truly see that everyone in your company is extremely passionate about the products and the company they work for. It is nice to see the true entrepreneurial spirit flows through out the whole company. 

I look forward to working with you and your organization.

Thank You,

George J. Walsh
CPI Packaging Inc.

Joakim  @ 29/06/2009 01:06:39
Dear Boris (and Inez). Many thanks for your hospitality during our visit in Florida. It was great fun! I never believed fishing could be that good and fun but I now understand that finding the right “spot” is what it is all about! The preparation of the fish dinner by Inez was excellent! I already look forward to next time - but then we will have some big grouper also! Once again many thanks for a memorable trip! Best regards Joakim

Rick Nelson  @ 18/06/2009 02:06:50


I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for the invitation to attend the Cortec, International Sales Meeting, this past week.

We continue to struggle bringing compostable plastic bags [EARTHSAFE™] into the foodservice distribution market, on a value added basis. Perhaps addressing a product utilizing the Cortec/NatureWorks relationship will produce a product and price point which would make the cost more palatable.

The enthusiasm at the meeting is a wonderful example of what can be accomplished when motivated sales people are armed with unique and cutting edge product technology.

Thank you for your most generous hospitality!

Rick Nelson
Director New Product Development
National Checking Company

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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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