Decibel Appoints Paul Wilson as CEO

Published: June 23, 2021

Decibel Appoints Paul Wilson as CEO

Decibel Cannabis Company Inc., a premium cannabis producer, is pleased to announce  the appointment of Paul Wilson as its Chief Executive Officer, effective Wednesday, June 23rd.

Emphasizing the Company’s objective for brand growth, Mr. Wilson brings CEO and President level experience from some of Canada’s top consumer brands and is currently a member of Decibel’s board of directors. Mr. Wilson served as CEO, President, EVP, and Officer for consumer businesses, including leadership roles at Canadian Tire, Mark’s, Princess Auto, Spence Diamonds and Alcanna Nova Cannabis. As an experienced brand builder, Mr. Wilson has a consistent winning record in sectors ranging from hard goods to apparel and in formats ranging from start-ups and small chains to department stores and national chains.

“We are excited to continue our momentum with this key appointment. We were intent on adding a CEO who would complement our existing strategy and excellent management team” said Cody Church Chairman and interim CEO of Decibel. “The appointment follows a long and intensive search process that considered exceptional internal and external candidates. The focus of the search reflected the priorities of Decibel and the characteristics needed to address them. With Paul, we have selected a strategic leader and brand builder, with Decibel experience at the Board level.”

Paul Wilson commented “the Canadian cannabis industry is now coming together with the appropriate balance of resources to serve consumers. Decibel has done an exceptional job establishing premium brands like Qwest and Qwest Reserve, with production and supply capability to fulfill a significant segment of the rapidly evolving marketplace. I’m excited to be a part of this brand and this team, with a mandate to further strengthen and increase the value our shareholders have recognized.”

“I’d also like to thank the board of directors for its confidence and more importantly acknowledge the existing management team at Decibel who have established and grown our portfolio of brands as market leaders”, added Mr. Wilson.

About Decibel
Decibel is uncompromising in the process and craftsmanship needed to deliver the highest quality cannabis products and retail experiences. Decibel has three operating production houses along with its wholly owned retail business, Prairie Records. The Qwest Estate in Creston, BC is a licensed and operating 26,000 square foot cultivation, processing and distribution space which produces the widely championed, rare cultivar-focused brands Qwest and Qwest Reserve, which are sold in six provinces across Canada.