Industry Mourns Passing of Stan DudeckJuly 13th, 2011 by DWM Magazine
Stan Dudeck, president and founder of Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Paramount Windows and Doors Inc., passed away on July 9. He was 84.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) recalled his brilliant career, which started as a teacher in Morris, Manitoba, though his true passion was for carpentry. He began building homes in the 1940s and soon after opened Paramount Windows, a 2400-square-foot facility in the St. Boniface area of Winnipeg.
As a testament to Stan’s vision and leadership, the original building stands to this day as the cornerstone of a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing operation, according to IGMA.
“For 60-plus years, Stan prided himself on the quality products and services that Paramount provided. Stan was the originator of triple-glazed insulating glass units and received multiple awards for his dedication to the industry and the community,” according to an IGMA press release. “Stan will be remembered as an honest businessman, an innovator and leader within the glass industry, and a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed by the employees at Paramount and the many friends and associates he made in the business community.”
A celebration of Dudeck’s life will be held on Friday, July 15, at Holy Redeemer Parish in Winnipeg. Paramount Windows and Doors will be closed that day to allow employees to pay their respects.