The Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC) has awarded Stan Pauls, the owner of Decor Cabinets of Morden, Man. with its 2020 HR Award of Distinction.
Pauls is described as a visionary when it comes to wood manufacturing and growing a successful company, and Décor Cabinets is at the forefront of the Canadian kitchen cabinet industry and also growing continuously in the US market.
Pauls is a very intentional person, who has endless ideas and is described by his people as a great leader with a passion for craftsmanship – but his greatest passion is his focus on people.
Stan Pauls genuinely cares for his employees and is committed to their growth.
He believes the company culture must challenge and support people to reach their full potential. And with this comes the expectation that everyone in the organization, seeks to “be better, to do better and to think better”.
His desire is to have people “go home happier and have a happier home.” Pauls has stood for and has worked hard to create family in his company – and it is now truly a family business with his wife Connie joining the senior leadership team.
Pauls has an eye on the future – he is ready to revamp, build, expand, and market. His company vision is to be “undeniably different.” To respond to the needs of customers, the performance of Decor’s cabinets are top of mind, and Stan studies the requirements of different demographics, including aging Canadians.
Pauls has recognized that digital transformation is critical to the success and growth of the business and he wants Decor to be the digital disruptor, not the company whose business model becomes obsolete.
Even before COVID-19, Pauls and his team have started to work interactively with partners and clients and Décor Cabinets was one of the first in North America to install a laser edgebander and implement a new ERP system.
The WMC HR Awards Program honours companies and individuals who develop and implement creative solutions and contribute to best practices in the wood manufacturing industry. The program was established to promote the importance of HR in the sector and give outstanding individual(s)/firms an opportunity to share their innovative ideas with others.