Axess International is positioned as the first established holding company representing the international interests of mid-sized contract furniture manufacturers. We understand the contract furniture industry and are committed to providing customers with smart solutions. By targeting specific vertical markets such as Business, College & University, K-12 educational furniture market, healthcare furniture market, as well as government and semi-government sectors. We can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs.
That’s why the worldwide contract furniture industry has labeled Axess International as the world’s first virtual “Mega Manufacturer.”
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The Executive Team
Joe Kashou - President & CEO
Joe is the Founder of Axess International. 25 year veteran in the contract office furniture industry as well as a respected member in the global Architectural & Design Community.
Joe holds a Master’s Degree in International Trade, with extensive expertise is in the international and global arena.
Joe has a keen pulse and a clear vision on the ever changing global marketplace and his passion about it's development while breaking cultural barriers.
Joe worked with several major U.S. and Eropean Brands such as KI, OFS, Sitag Switzerland, Meco-office, HAG, J&J Industries, Collins & Aikman, and many more. Joe also worked on a multitude of major multi million dollar projects in the private & government sector.
Raised in San Francisco California, but resided in the UAE for over 15 years; he now resides in Brunswick, Ohio.
Joe has been married to Maryann and has 1 adopted son Jonathan from Guatemala, Central America.
Joe's hobby and passion is Boating & Traveling The World !!
Beth Hassler - Executive Vice President
Before becoming a principal at Axess International, Beth held several key positions and was instrumental in the international strategic growth of several major U.S. contract furniture brands such as KI, Sagus International, ArtcoBell (an HNI Company), and SAFCO Products.
Beth has a keen understanding to the unique demands and requirements of the international market and is successful in building and nurturing relationships with dealers, customers and the international Architectural and Design community.
Beth has been in the international contract furniture industry for over 25 years, and holds a bachelor’s degree from University of La-Crosse, Wisconsin.
Beth and her husband, Peter, have three children, one son in-law, and live in Green Bay, Wisconsin.