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About PACE

PACE, Inc. is a family owned business that was established in 1982 as a wholesale distributor of premium outdoor power equipment, parts and accessories. Our original ownership team had worked in a retail equipment dealership business that was founded in 1928. The retail dealership experience gave PACE a unique perspective on supporting dealers and customers. PACE has warehousing in Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida and California; over 200,000 square feet dedicated to serving our customers. With 50 internal employees and 28 territory managers covering 23 states, we strive to provide efficient, high value distribution.

Strategic Goal of PACE, Inc.

PACE is committed to continual growth as individuals and as a team. We will not accept status quo as an option for doing business. There will always be an option for being better and more valuable to our vendors and our customers. We will serve our vendors, team members, dealers, and end users with integrity, respect, and a focus on excellence in all interactions.

Our Brand Philosophy

We offer high quality products and creative programs for dealers. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to do business with us. Pacelink.com is the hub of our operations, the starting point for your streamlined interactions with us.

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Corporate Headquarters

739 S. Mill Street, Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 1-800-686-3128

Mill Street Warehouse

739 S. Mill Street
Plymouth, MI 48170


California Warehouse

5850 Alder Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95828


Keel Street Warehouse

15111 Keel Street
Plymouth, MI 48170


Florida Warehouse

2130 Interstate Drive
Lakeland, FL 33805


PACE Team Members in Action

85

Total Employees

29

Territory Managers on the Road

22

Total States in our Territory

Service & Warranty

We provide hands-on training in maintenance and repair, warranty processing and sales. Your territory manager will help you with product training, open house planning and participation, marketing, inventory control, and key end-user account recruitment.

Dealer Support

PACE Territory managers assist New Dealers to get started off on the right foot with extensive field work to define market opportunities and implement strategies for increasing market share. This includes “Road Map 2 Success”, a custom look at your business.

Invoices & Billing

Our Accounts Receivable department is here to assist you. Dealers can also use the Pacelink dealer website to print invoices or view open items on their account. Our ACH payment system allows you to make payments on your account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Marketing & Co-Op

Marketing training is often overlooked by distributors, but we know it is a mandatory tool to prep you for success. PACE, Inc. runs our own in house marketing agency, True Radius Marketing to support our dealer network. We keep it simple to help you be competitive.

Meet the Management Team

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Chris Saxton
Chris SaxtonPresident
Chris started his career in his family’s power equipment dealership and gained 12 years of valuable experience in the retail sector. Building on that experience, he started PACE, Inc in 1982. He proudly served in the United States Navy and has served on the Board of Directors and as President of OPEESA (Outdoor Power Equipment and Engine Association). For the past 35 years, Chris has continued to grow the company in his position as CEO and President of PACE.
Terry Saxton
Terry SaxtonChief Financial Officer
Terry worked in a retail lawn & garden dealership at Saxtons Garden Center for 4 years before starting as PACE’s first employee. She has worked on the financial side of Pace for 35 years and now holds the position of CFO and credit manager. She graduated from Madonna University with a Bachelors degree in Business Management with a minor in Accounting and also has an associates degree and 4 years experience as a paralegal.
Dave Bomers
Dave BomersVice President of Sales
Dave brought over 40 years of Outdoor Power Equipment Industry experience with him upon joining PACE, Inc. in 2011. From working in the family dealership to executing his responsibilities as Vice President of PACE he has had the privilege of experiencing most aspects of this industry we love. Working hard to balance the needs of everyone in the chain is what Dave enjoys most about what he does.
Shawn Hill
Shawn HillVice President of Operations
Shawn started his career at PACE in 1985. Over the last 30 years his position has grown with the company from warehouse manager to Vice President of Operations. Shawn enjoys the relationships he has built with our dealers and vendors and being able to assist them with growing their business. His experience with purchasing has been a valuable asset to PACE over the years.
Ruben Dominguez
Ruben DominguezChief Technology Officer
Ruben started working at PACE 6 years ago in the IT Department. Graduating with a BS and MS in Computer Engineering. He took the role as Chief Information Officer to manage the IT systems and functions. He creates and delivers strategies and policies, and places great emphasis on bridging the gap between standardizing technology and business practices.
Todd Riley
Todd RileyVice President of Marketing
Todd Riley has an extensive blend of ad agency and corporate marketing experience. He managed Cadillac’s first ever website back in 1995 and ran digital marketing and content creation for Volkswagen of America for 5 years. Over the past 7 years Todd has been challenged in one of the most competitive and cost sensitive marketing disciplines around, wholesale distribution. In distribution razor thin margins require creative budgeting, strategy and branding efforts to coordinate B2B and B2C efforts on regional and hyper local levels.
Todd’s variety of experience allows him to have a 360 degree view of marketing needs. Currently as VP of Marketing for PACE Inc. Todd and his team founded True Radius Marketing an agency focused solely on the Outdoor Power Equipment Industry. The in-house agency understands the dealer business and creates solutions to power hundreds of independent lawn equipment dealers and several manufactures. Todd also serves as President of Vortex Industries Inc. a manufacturing company of premium grade Vortexx Pressure Washers now available online and across a 500+ North American dealer network.
Lauren Nassar
Lauren NassarHR Manager
Lauren initially began working for PACE over 15 years ago in the Shipping & Receiving department and also assisted the Administrative Department. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and spent the next five years as a Law Enforcement Deputy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Lauren returned to PACE in 2015 to work in the Human Resources Department and to continue the safety management program for the company.
Pam Tigani
Pam TiganiOffice Manager
Pam started working at PACE 27 years ago in the shipping / receiving department along . After working several years in the shipping department she accepted a position in the administrative office assisting with Accounts Payable. She graduated from Walsh College in 2000 with her Bachelors of Accounting degree with a specialty in Management Accounting. Pam took the role of Office Manager in 2007 . She is involved with various financial and accounting functions of Pace, including Payroll , Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
Nichelle Dominguez
Nichelle DominguezMarketing Director
Nichelle started working at PACE over 20 years ago starting in shipping/receiving. After graduating with her Bachelors in Business Administration, she took the role as Marketing manager in 2004. She enjoys helping our dealers with their marketing and also working in a project manager capacity to improve the processes and efficiency within the company.
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