A Brief History of Pace International
Pace International was incorporated in 1972 by its founder Jim Deutsch. Jim served as a manager for Lew Bonn Co. (the original electronics distributor in Minnesota whose roots date to the 1920s) from the late 1950s until he purchased the company in 1972 and started Pace. Pace catered to an independent dealer base of TV and appliance retailers selling TV repair parts, commercial sound, consumer electronics and TV reception equipment. Jim was active in the business until his passing in March of 1999. Jim’s son Patrick, who started with the firm in 1977, is now CEO and is carrying on the legacy of dedicated customer service along with his two sons, Eric and Tim.
Since then, the company has grown substantially from a regional distributor serving the upper Midwest to national wholesaler servicing customers in all 50 states and Canada. In 2005, Pace moved into its current headquarters facility and is expanding to service the growing needs of its customers. Pace supplies products of the highest quality for video, data and cellular solutions.
In October 2008, Pace became hardware and content partners with DISH, and Pace offers a full lineup of DISH hardware and programming to operators targeting video, data, and cellular demand. This partnership has flourished into the RV and mobile market as well. Pace works with retailers and manufacturers with service fleets, to manage procurement for their field teams.
Pace is constantly evolving our service offering and product mix to better serve our B2B customers. We will help identify industry trends so our customers will be prepared for the next shift in the telecom industry.