Management Team

  • Philip Smith

  • Christopher Sahm

    Chief Executive Officer

Christopher A. Sahm

Chief Executive Officer

Mentored since childhood by his grandfather, the founder in 1948 of Elixir Industries, a nationwide manufacturing company, Chris was well prepared to lead that company as Chief Operating Officer, President, and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2015. Chris continues the Elixir legacy as Chief Executive Officer of Elixir Extrusions, the successor company of this former division of Elixir Industries.

Before joining the national sales team of Elixir Industries in 1996, Chris earned a BS in Science from University of California-Santa Barbara, taught 8th grade classroom science, sold real estate, and for five years was President of Players Golf, Inc., a golf club design and manufacturing company.

Philip Smith


Philip Smith was named President of Elixir Extrusions, LLC on May 1, 2015.

He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. His 24 years of experience includes Metal production, Metal Fabrication, and Engineering. For the past 16 years, he has served Elixir Extrusions in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering and Sales. In 2006 he was promoted to General Manager where he worked in that capacity until April of 2015. He started with a vision to enhance the plant capabilities from light fabrication such as punching and cutting, to be a premier aluminum extrusion fabricator, featuring CNC machining, bending, robotic welding, assembly and precision cutting. Now as President of Elixir Extrusions, LLC, he manages a team of professionals who specialize in Aluminum Extrusions and Fabrication, producing products that are used worldwide, touching every business sector.

In addition to serving Elixir Extrusions, he is an ordained minister among the Primitive Baptist faith for the past 16 years. He also serves his community as President of the Douglas Lions Club. He served as a Board member for the Coffee County Chamber of Commerce for 4 years and is active with the Economic Development Authority.