Paul works closely with Highlander’s existing manufacturing-oriented businesses in the general industrials sector, focusing on operational excellence and continuous improvement to drive cost and quality competitiveness and increase customer satisfaction. He also plays a key role in sourcing and analyzing new opportunities in the space.
From 2015 to 2019, Paul served as CEO of Demilec Inc., a leading producer of Polyurethane spray foam insulation and polyurea products in the US and Canada, with two manufacturing facilities and 23 distribution centers. He led Demilec through a successful sale process from private equity ownership to Huntsman Corporation in 2018 and remained as CEO for a year until joining Highlander Partners. Before Demilec, he served as President of Silver Line Building Products, the vinyl window division of Andersen Corporation. Prior to that, he had a 16-year career with Saint-Gobain Corporation, initially in their Coated Abrasives Division where he worked his way up from an Operations Director role in South Africa to ultimately heading up the entire global division as Vice President of Coated Abrasives Worldwide, with 34 manufacturing sites and sales entities in 51 countries. In early 2009, Paul was transferred from the Abrasives division, to the Construction Products sector of Saint-Gobain where he served as President of CertainTeed Insulation, with 8 fiberglass manufacturing facilities in the US and Canada until late 2011.
Civic Memberships (Current and Past)
Special Forces Charitable Trust – Development and Event Committees (current)
Insulation Contractors Association of America – Event Co-Chair (past)
Stephenville Evening Lions Club (past)
B.A. Commercial Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa