BA '97, Political Science
Mr. Stathopoulos has enjoyed a progressive career in various leadership and management roles. He is currently the National Sales Manager of Canada and Senior Manager of U.S. National Accounts for BESSEY Tools North America in Cambridge, ON. BESSEY Tools is a manufacturer of clamping and cutting tools based in Germany. As a member of their management team since 2005, he has contributed significantly to the growth and profitability of BESSEY Tools in both Canada and the United States.
Before joining BESSEY, Tasos spent 8 years in communications, marketing and project management roles in the injection molding and transportation industries.
Born and raised in eastern Ontario, Mr. Stathopoulos graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Waterloo in 1997, and later earned a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 2003.
From a young age, whether it was in his local community, his church, or his school, Mr. Stathopoulos realized the value of leadership, volunteering, and giving back. This early way of life remains the standard for him today. He was a 6-year member of the Board of Directors for the Greek Orthodox community of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Kitchener, including being elected the youngest President in that community`s history in 2007. Tasos remains a volunteer in his church community and takes great pride in his Greek heritage.
On a larger local stage, Tasos has been highly involved with the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. He was named to its Board of Directors in September 2012, and chaired its annual golf tournament from 2005-2006 and 2012, and co-chaired the 2007 and 2010 tournaments. His involvement with the golf tournament, contributing to the increase in exposure, has made it one of the Food Bank’s largest annual fund raising events. He remains a member of the tournament organizing committee. Tasos was recognized by the Food Bank of Waterloo Region in 2007 with the Nelson Jarvis Award for outstanding contributions of a volunteer that had a significant impact on the organization’s operations and profile.
Not only is Mr. Stathopoulos thankful to the University of Waterloo for his undergraduate education, he also credits them for bringing his wife Maryanne (Babalis, BSc ’97) into his life. Tasos and Maryanne live in Kitchener and are blessed with four children.
Tasos obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Waterloo in 1997.
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