modest, Tony James would rather be directing the spotlight than in
it. (That's why we're telling you his story and he isn't).
started Woodbridge Fireplace in 2003 and developed a line of
direct-vent gas fireplaces that was introduced to the market in
2004. The products were and still are manufactured in the Brampton,
Ontario facility which is also home to a 6,000 square foot state of
the art showroom.
starting his own company, Tony enjoyed a rewarding 20+ year career
working in the same industry, holding positions such as
Director of Engineering and Product Development Manager
for well known North American industry leaders. Tony's experience
also includes Production Management, Quality Assurance, Purchasing,
Manufacturing Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, and Logistics.
Tony's list of
accomplishments is long - and impressive! He is responsible for the
design, certification and introduction of the following products to market
since 1989 (and the list grows on):
Zero-Clearance Fireplaces - 7 basic natural gas and propane
models, 4 brand names.
Zero-Clearance Fireplaces - 26 basic natural gas and propane
models, 10 brand names.
- Wood burning
Zero-Clearance Fireplaces - 5 basic models, 4 brand names.
- Vent Free
Zero-Clearance Fireplaces - 17 basic models, 5 brand names.
Freestanding Stoves - 7 basic models, 7 brand names.
Freestanding Stoves - 13 basic Models, 9 brand names.
- Vent Free
Freestanding Stoves - 4 basic models, 6 brand names.
- Vented and DV Gas
Fireplace Inserts - 14 basic natural gas and propane models, 7
- Vented Gas Log
Sets - 15 basic models, 7 brand names.
Retrofit Burners - 14 basic models, 1 brand name.
- Vent Free Gas
Log Sets - 12 basic models, 5 brand names.
- Direct Vent
Masonry Fireplaces - 1 basic natural gas and propane model.
- B-Vent Masonry
Fireplaces - 1 basic natural gas and propane model.
- Outdoor Firepits
and burners - 31 SKU's, 3 brands.
Fireplaces - 24 SKU's, 6 brands.
Enhancers - 4 SKU's.