A Message From our President &
Chief Executive Officer

"At the end of the day, you can have the best company and product, but it takes having the best people to win." - Josef Matosevic, President & Chief Executive Officer

Developing Global Diverse Teams Who Work Together to Support Our Purpose

We believe that responsible business practices require mutual respect, a strong ethical code, and an investment in improving the lives of those within our community. We recognize that the mission to build a better world for people, our planet, and our organization, begins with each one of us.

Our mission is reflective of the elements of our success: creating global diverse teams who work together to support our purpose. This includes embracing diversity and Shared Values, developing and engaging global talent, especially through a safe work environment, and promoting a learning organization.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion, leadership development, and workforce equality are critical for the attraction and retention of top talent. Helios has a long history of devoting significant resources to embed diversity and inclusion throughout our organization, including actively seeking and supporting diversity and representation of minorities and women in the workplace.

At Helios, diversity extends beyond race and gender to include disability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. One way we act on our convictions is by not only employing special needs employees but also assigning a mentor to each one.

In 2021, we proudly reported that 54% of our workforce is comprised of diverse, minority nationalities.

Training and Development

Being a learning organization includes cultivating our culture of safety, innovative thinking, and developing professional acuity. It is the foundation of why our diverse global teams can work together, safely and collaboratively, to support our purpose.

The following are some of the skills, awareness and development sessions that are delivered to our employees across the globe:

  • Helios Leadership Development Program (HLDP), an 8-month program for employees in multiple countries
  • Executive coaching program (global leadership sponsorship)
  • Leadership mentorship programs adding diversity of thought and global acumen
  • Six Sigma Training for Green Belt and Black Belt certifications
  • Advanced Project Management Program
  • Sales Training
  • Python (Machine Learning) Training
  • Toastmasters


As a result of being a company of innovators who operate within a safety-first culture, we are able to design machines and components that improve end user experience and safety. Our safety culture and system have allowed us to maintain our safety record even through growth and strategic acquisitions. This includes redesigning workflows and adding dedicated safety staff when needed. Additionally, occupational therapy, massage therapy and, in several locations, onsite medical clinics are available to employees and their families, ensuring that our employees can receive comprehensive care when needed.


We have a responsibility to take care of and serve the communities that allow us to succeed, which is why Helios makes meaningful contributions to the local communities in which we operate. With unique subsidiaries around the world, we tailor our charitable and community efforts to address the specific needs of each community. Helios also encourages employees to bring forward ideas for social and charitable efforts for leadership review.

Helios Engage – a platform for global giving and volunteering

In 2021, Helios launched a global workplace philanthropy initiative in partnership with America’s Charities called Helios Engage. Helios Engage enables employees to make charitable contributions on a secure platform where their contributions are eligible for a 100% corporate match. Our Helios Engage platform is accessed through a website where employees can make donations by credit card or payroll deductions. Employees can also upload proof of offline donations and Helios will approve a corporate match. Charitable organizations in America’s Charities platform include tens of thousands of nonprofits addressing causes including education, human rights, hunger, poverty, research, animal welfare, veteran assistance, disaster relief, and health services. Helios Engage will not only allow Helios to provide its employees with a platform to support a wide variety of charitable organizations but will also offer opportunities to volunteer and give back to the communities in which we live and work.

Helios Engage also includes a dollar-for-dollar matching gift program and Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) where employees around the globe can receive financial assistance in times of hardship. Helios employees can donate to the EAF to directly support their colleagues in need. This partnership allows the Company to maximize its positive social impact through global charitable giving efforts and to give back to our communities through volunteerism.