After a career spanning 50 years in the kitchen cabinet industry, the CEO of Showplace Wood Products, Tony Bour, will retire January 13, 2017.
The move completes a well-planned leadership transition as Paul Sova, Showplace president and COO will step into the role of CEO following 37 years of business association with Bour.
Established in 1999, Showplace is the third nationally distributed cabinet manufacturing company founded by Bour. He previously founded StarMark Cabinetry in Sioux Falls in 1979 and Decora Cabinetry in Jasper, IN in 1976.
Showplace transitioned from an investor-owned business to an employee-owned company in 2006.
The company grew from a standing-start to achieve nearly $1 billion in total sales since day-one, having built and shipped 2.1 million cabinets and with current employment of 560 employee-owners.
Many will recognize Bour for the active role he has played in supporting the community of Sioux Falls and the state of South Dakota:
- South Dakota Salutes (founder, organization co-chair)
- South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (president of the board)
- McCrossan Boys Ranch (board chair)
- Great Plains Zoo (board chair)
- Sioux Falls Development Foundation (chairman)
- Forward Sioux Falls (chairman)
- South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry (director)
Bour is one of the founders of Forward Sioux Falls and over the years has been named South Dakota “1985 Small Business Person of the Year”, Sioux Falls “1990 Business Citizen of the Year”, received the “2002 Spirit of Sioux Falls – Leadership Award”, and “2010 South Dakota Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year.”
Bour has served as a director on the boards of Raven Industries and U.S. Bank South Dakota, both publicly traded companies. He has also served on the board and as board chairman for Sioux Valley Hospital (now Sanford Hospital).
Bour and his wife Lorraine currently make their home in Yankton, S.D.