Alex Kouzmanoff- Vice President
When Alex Kouzmanoff accepted a position as a Summer Intern with Aztec Tents and Events in 1997, he had no idea that it would lead to a career path that would include the sale of the rental arm of that company, and the emergence of the production side to become the preeminent tent manufacturer in the United States today.
During the summer of his
junior year at Washington State University
worked in both the rental and manufacturing sides at Aztec; splitting his
time between customer service both inside and on site as well as filling in as needed on the production side of manufacturing.
Kouzmanoff recalls one twenty hour work day he
spent at the newly opened California Speedway, painting picket fencing on site as well as performing whatever last minute tasks were required.
"Even that wasn't enough to make me think differently about this industry".
In 1998, after graduating from Washington State University with a double emphasis degree in Business Management and Human Resource Management, Kouzmanoff returned to Aztec to see if there were any opportunities to be found.
helped to expand the sales and marketing side to include new customers and markets both domestically and internationally.
also helped to establish customer advisory groups that were integral in creating new industry products, as well as improving existing product lines and features.
In 2005, Kouzmanoff was named National Sales Manager for the now manufacturing-only Aztec Tents.
As National Sales Manager, his
responsibilities included managing the internal sales and customer service staff, as well as the development and growth of the external sales force.
In 2009, Kouzmanoff was named Vice President, where he continues work with the sales and marketing segment of the business with added focus on core corporate strategies and business development.
Along with his
ongoing work at Aztec Tents
has been integral in the success of several leading industry organizations.
Kouzmanoff has served on the steering committee for the Tent Rental Division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International for two terms, and chaired the Marketing Task Force and Membership Task Force for that division.
Kouzmanoff has been a speaker at several leading industry trade exhibitions, and has proudly served with several other trade associations including the American Rental Association and Mid Atlantic Tent Renters Association.
He is a member since 2005 of the editorial advisory board of "In Tents," an IFAI Publication; and a member since 2008 of the editorial advisory council of the Mid Atlantic Tent Renters Association.
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