Schubert, Paul L.

April 30, 2005

PAUL L., of Heath, TX, passed away on April 27, 2005, in Dallas, TX. He was born June 18, 1934, in Baltimore, MD, to Louis William and Matilda (Hedrick) Schubert. In 1956, Paul Schubert began his business career as a job site tool salesman for a contractor equipment dealer in Philadelphia, PA. Through the years he has held Branch Manager, Area Manager, Regional Manager and National Sales Manager positions with several leading manufacturers of cutting, sawing and drilling products for the construction industry. In 1976, Mr. Schubert joined the ACC Corporation as National Sales Manager. In 1979, he was promoted to Vice President and General Manager Mr. Schubert founded Pro-Cut Products, Inc. in 1983, and guided the company to a prominent position in the U.S. construction industry. He sold Pro-Cut to the Norton Company in 1989, while retaining his position as President and Chief Operating Officer. In 1992, Paul was promoted to Director of Marketing, Norton Super abrasive Division and in February 1993, he assumed additional duties as Norton Sales Training Director, North America Operations. Since 1996, Paul has been a sales and marketing consultant to companies serving the rental and STAFDA industries. Since 1998, he has also been writing a regular column for Rental Product News Magazine, entitled "Schubert's Standpoint". During his 40-year career in sales, Mr. Schubert has received numerous honors and awards including: received Branch or Regional Manager of the Year awards on five separate occasions; selected to present the State of the Industry address at the Specialty Tool and Fastener Distributor Association's (STAFDA) National Convention in 1983; served a three year term on STAFDA's Manufacturer Liaison Board including one year as Chairman; received the National Special Service Award, the American Rental Association's (ARA) highest honor, in 1989; served on the Manufacturer Liaison Committees of both the American Rental Association and the California Rental Association; nominated and listed in the U.S. Registry Who's Who in Leading American Executives, 1992; very first manufacturer ever to be elected to the Board of Directors of the American Rental Association in 1994, serving as spokesman for the 987 corporations who manufacture products sold to the American rental industry; additionally, Mr. Schubert has written more than a dozen feature editorials for national trade magazines serving the construction industry and has produced two video training cassettes for ARA and STAFDA members. Through the years, Mr. Schubert has contributed much time and money to community volunteer work, including: Boy Scouts Drug Chairman, where he traveled the Dallas area speaking to Boy Scout troops presenting "Drugs a Deadly Game" program; volunteer work for the Paralyzed Veterans of America Association in Dallas and Ft. Worth; volunteer contributor to Habitat; weekly volunteer work for the Visual Blind Society; youth coach, counselor and advisor to hundreds of boys through the Optimist International Club; and youth basketball referee for many years in both Baltimore and Dallas. While in Baltimore, Mr. Schubert founded the Randallstown Optimist Football Program in 1963. "Coach" Schubert led his Randallstown Rams and Mustangs to over 150 wins and 6 losses. After nine years of coaching hundreds of boys, his Randallstown Mustangs won the National Pop Warner Championship in 1971. As a long time member of the First Church of the Christ Scientist in Richardson, TX, Mr. Schubert served in many capacities including, first reader, Sunday school teacher, head usher, and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Schubert of Heath, TX; daughter, Debra G. Schubert of Baltimore, MD; son, Paul Louis Schubert, Jr. of Detroit, MI; grandson, Greg V. Schubert of Detroit, MI; brother, Earl P. Schubert of Annapolis, MD; brother-in-law, Jack Matthews of Syracuse, NY; sister-in-law, Nancy Schubert of Annapolis, MD; nieces: Sandra Brock of Annapolis, MD, and Susan Wolfe of Concord, NH; and nephews: Tom Schubert of Annapolis, MD, William Schubert of Houston, TX, and Bruce Matthews. Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 2, 2005, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel, Rockwall, TX. Military honors will be held 3:30 P.M. Monday, May 2, 2005, at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions to the Happy Hill Farm Academy, Star Route Box 56, Granbury, TX.

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