TORONTO - Managers at two firms based in Canada - Jeremy Funk, sales and marketing manager at Elias Woodwork in Winkler, Manitoba and Alex Khosravian, founder of Chic Carpentry & Cabinetry in Toronto were among those selected as honorees in Woodworking Network’s 2018 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 Awards.
Elias Woodwork is among North America's largest manufacturers of kitchen cabinet doors and related wood components, sold wholesale to the trade. While Funk carries a high profile within his organization, he keeps the spotlight on the Elias brand in marketing and sales efforts.
Funk (right) has worked in many different roles at the company since starting there in 1998, beginning in job costing, data entry, and customer service before advancing to business development, then software development and production scheduling. His growing passion for the business lead him to become Sales and Marketing Manager, where he has been a driving force behind incredible company growth.
The company expanded its plant by 30,000 sq.ft. (for 300,000 sq.ft. total) and added 20 employees in 2016, and that year Elias Woodwork was listed among the Wood 100 fastest growing wood products firms in North America.
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