Hydra-Zorb Team

Bob - President and CEO

Bob is the brown haired step child of Hydra-Zorb’s founder. He has been with the company through six presidential cycles. He is married with two boys. The older son thinks Bob’s favorite food is raw vegetables; the other son thinks it is hot dogs. His passion is music, and he figures himself a bit of a thespian, playing such diverse roles as an inner-city pimp and an elf on steroids. His knowledge of 70’s Rock and Roll never did earn him a slot on Jeopardy.

Bill - Vice President & Sales Manager

Bill has been with Hydra-Zorb since 1994, but has lived on earth for three-thousand years after his ship crashed and left him stranded here. He manages the sales team, and keeps everybody busy. He has an earth wife and two earth children. His hobbies include golf, boating, and basketball. Like most extra-terrestrials, he enjoys cuisine choices that would appear odd to us, the first among them being macaroni and cheese with ketchup. His go-to dance move is the robot, and his alternate universe of choice is gummy bear world. When asked why, he said, “because everything is made of gummy bears.” It would appear the merits of such a world are obvious.

Karen - Inside Sales

Karen has been with the company since 2014, working in inside sales. Her job is to sell the exceptional, life-changing, true-original, and made-in-the-US Hydra-Zorb and Klo-Shure clamping products. She is a die-hard Spartan fan and a graduate of Michigan State University. She keeps busy being a wife, a mother of two boys, and a fitness junkie, hoping to reclaim her lost love of yoga. Green tea, dark-chocolate, and tropical beach vacations keep her going. She moonlights as a high-seas pirate.

Customer Service

Heather - Customer Service Representative/ Administrative Assistant

Heather has been with the company since 2006, traveling from across the beastly Lake Erie. She is a rebel of the 80’s in search of music that can compare to the era, and is proficient in useless trivia. Seriously, if you need to phone a friend, she’s your girl. Her experiences traversing Erie made her the perfect candidate to oversee our overseas shipping to be delivered overseas. If given the choice to appear in an alternate universe she would choose AMC’s The Walking Dead, where she could hone her skills and street smarts, and have a blast bludgeoning the undead.

Melissa - Customer Service Representative

Melissa has been with the company since 2015. As a customer service representative, she answers the phone, enters orders into the system, and directs customer queries. When she’s not on the phone, she’s on the phone, or thinking of being on the phone. Her favorite hobbies are spending time amongst her family, walking her dog, fishing, and target practice. She plays for keeps, and wrestles wild animals in her spare time.

Karen R. - Customer Service Representative

Karen R, the newest addition to Hydra-Zorb is a diehard MSU graduate. Karen helps out in many areas including sales, customer service and graphic design. She admitted in her interview that she tried to sneak in to see the movie “Purple Rain” at 14 years old and was caught. Is that what drove her to her real passion…..80’s Hair Metal bands??  When asked about her biggest fear, she indicated cruise ships. Not the ship, nor the possibility of a pirate attack. Her fear is being stranded on a deserted island and missing the Spartan football season. I guess a lack of ESPN is scarier than Johnny Depp.

Plant Operations

Bob R. - Manufacturing Manager

Bob R. has been with Hydra-Zorb for a year now.  He's pretty laid back and a hard worker. Although we've never been to his pad (still waiting for our invite), we hear he has a pool, lots of property, and can roast a mean pig. When he's not ripping up sod or planting corn with his tractor, he can be seen off-roading on his 620HP John Deere just North of M-59.

Mark - Company Director

Mark is Hydra-Zorb’s company director. He works tirelessly to improve our people, products, and processes. Mark has been married for 25 years and has four children. His three passions are golfing, fishing, and hunting. In his own words, “Hunting is the only thing that fills my soul with tranquil detachment from myself; slow quiet walks through young Aspen forests filled with knee high ferns with a bird dog named Sadie; or the quiet, motionless sit from a tree stand, listening to the forest wake up, and waiting for the sun to rise with excitement like a child's Christmas morning.” … and people say engineers can’t be poetic.


Rise - Controller

Rise has been with Hydra-Zorb since 2007. She is the Controller here, finding fascination and intrigue in the normally mundane world of finance and data management. Rise is unwavering in her commitment to make the world a more secure place, one clamp at a time.

Michele - Finance

Michele started in 2016 and works in finance, assisting the executives and the controller of the company. She is a graduate of Oakland Community College, and enjoys learning new things. She has been married 24 years, and has three children. Her family loves animals – many of which they have rescued, and others they’ve stolen from the neighbors’ yards under the cover of night. Interestingly, Michele is afraid of zombies and the dark, giving her kind, well-meaning children the idea to jump out and scare her whenever possible as a means to cash in early on her life insurance policy. She no longer goes anywhere without a flashlight, and her kids are no longer listed in her will. She eats her chili with sugar… yeah… just let that one sink in.

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