- DEC specializes in making direct fit catalytic converters and looks forward to expanding with the 43 year-old PaceSetter brand
- Hart Marx Advisors facilitates transaction between Arizona-based performance parts manufacturer and California-based catalytic converter company
PaceSetter Exhaust Systems of Phoenix, Arizona has been acquired by Van Nuys, California-based Diversified Environmental Catalysts, Inc. (DEC). PaceSetter Performance Products bring over 43 years of industry service and knowledge to the catalytic converter manufacturer.
DEC, founded in 1984, has been exclusively manufacturing premium quality direct-fit OEM style replacement catalytic converters for the automotive aftermarket industry. The addition of Pacesetter Performance Products will broaden the company’s offerings to include performance products such as headers, and specialized exhaust systems through their Monza/TFX line, without diluting DEC’s main focus on direct fit converters.
Robert Perret, CEO and President of DEC stated, “This new alliance will enhance our research and development of exciting new products, cementing our current positions as the go-to companies for first-to-market, highest quality aftermarket exhaust products and direct fit catalytic converters. Our combined manufacturing backgrounds and superior customer service teams will provide each of our customers with a best-in-class experience which we believe is paramount to continued growth and success in today’s competitive marketplace.”
“Pacesetter has been manufacturing several lines of performance headers along with their famed Monza/TFX performance exhaust systems for over 43 years, and has developed their own line of direct fit catalytic converters. For Pacesetter customers this joining seamlessly and effectively provides access to the over 3500 SKUs DEC currently produces.”
Woody Harrah, President of PaceSetter Performance Products stated, “We are pleased to have DEC as our parent company and believe that with a strong emphasis on further developing the unique qualities of both companies, each will retain their own methodology in manufacturing their individual product lines and brands, while leveraging the best synergies from the other for increased efficiencies and unsurpassed quality.”
Hart Marx Advisors represented PaceSetter and facilitated the transaction. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
About Diversified Environmental Catalysts (DEC)
Founded in 1984, Diversified Environmental Catalysts offers a complete line of direct fit replacement catalytic converters. Thousands of vehicle models are supported, promising “no problem” parts installation. DEC works to constantly expand their model lineup, adding new SKU’s weekly. The company is headquartered in Van Nuys, California, selling product throughout the United States and Canada.