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 building what would become one of the most prominent tent manufacturers in the world. 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 work within the growing manufacturing division of the company. There, Alex helped expand the sales and marketing side to include new customers and markets both domestically and internationally. 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, Alex 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. From 2005- Present he has been a member of the editorial advisory board of “In Tents Magazine,” an IFAI Publication. Currently, Kouzmanoff sits on the Board of Directors of the American Rental Association serving as an Associate Member Director.
Alex was awarded the American Rental Association’s Special Service Award in 2013. The association aims to recognize a rental industry supplier who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry. Alex’s work within the ARA at the state and national level has been invaluable through presentations, sponsorship and attendance at events.
Outside of his work life, Kouzmanoff loves to spend time outdoors with his family. His passion for tents carries to his personal life where he can be found hiking, camping, and exploring the beauty of our country.