SBA District Exporter of the Year: Roy Paulson, CEO, Paulson Manufacturing
Southern California SBA District Exporter of the Year
Roy Paulson, CEO, Paulson Manufacturing
Nominated by Fred Latuperissa, Director, Inland Empire Export Assistance Center
Roy Paulson is the President of Paulson Manufacturing Corporation, founded in 1947 in Temecula. Paulson Manufacturing specializes in equipment related to eye and face protection for industries such as defense, aerospace, public safety, industrial facilities, and professional sports teams. Paulson Manufacturing designs, manufactures and inspects all of their products at their facilities in Temecula and exports to over 80 countries. Roy Paulson also serves as the Chair of the California Inland Empire District Export Council and the National District Export Council Export Control Modernization Sub-Committee.
In the nomination package, Paulson Manufacturing was cited for:
- Increased Sales through Exporting – Paulson Manufacturing has experienced an increase in sales of up to 25% through international exports, at the same time facilitating stronger sales for OEM customers
- Effective Solutions to Export-related Problems – Several products required modification in order to meet the demands of international markets, including modifying a body shield to endure cold temperatures in Russia. Paulson Mfg. also initiated a study in the European Union to develop new rules regarding electrical safety, opening the doors to many products manufactured in the U.S.
- Creative Overseas Marketing Strategies – In China, where there are no rules or safety standards requiring the use of Paulson products, the company has offered education to individual companies, showing how the use of their products will reduce risk and save money over the long run
- Demonstrated Encouragement of Other Small Businesses to Exporting – Roy Paulson serves on various committees in order to advocate for the streamlining of rules related to exporting, and has partnered with other firms in order to secure unique exporting opportunities
Congratulations to the district winners of our 48th Annual Small Business Week Awards! Come and join the SBA and our partners at the Yuhaviatam Room of the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino on June 2, 2011 at 11:30 am as we celebrate the achievements of these small business owners and supporters. Please contact Jennifer Hoff at (909) 888-9011 ext. 201 or click here to reserve your spot.
Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the importance of America’s small businesses. SBA district offices throughout the nation and its territories host and participate in a variety of events and functions to honor the crucial role small businesses play in our communities and award deserving businesses in various categories. Award winners from each category then compete at the state, regional, and national level. Winners of the National Small Business Week Awards participate in the festivities in Washington, D.C. as the President salutes their contributions to the nation’s economy.