Doug Sharpe began his career working in industrial distribution in the 1970s. He worked for two firms before he decided to start his own business, partnering with his wife Donna to create Elasto Proxy in 1989.
The application knowledge he acquired over the years prior to starting his business was a great asset; Doug had a vision which helped him position his company in the niche market of high-quality, low volume industrial rubber products.
Today, Elasto Proxy has expanded to three locations across North America thanks to Doug and his team's acceptance of change, and ability to embrace new technologies. These characteristics have allowed Elasto Proxy to have a competitive advantage.
Doug is a member of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), European Seals and Gaskets Association (EUSGA), Groupement des chefs d'entreprises du Québec, and the Canadian Professional Sales Association. He is the Past-President of the International Sealing Distribution Association (ISD).