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Diversified Environmental Catalysts Inc. Announces Acquisition of PaceSetter Exhaust Systems



Diversified Environmental Catalysts Inc. Announces Acquisition of PaceSetter Exhaust Systems

  • DEC specializes in making direct fit catalytic converters and looks forward to expanding with the 46 year-old PaceSetter brand
  • Hart Marx Advisors facilitates transaction between Arizona-based performance parts manufacturer and California-based catalytic converter company

San Rafael, Calif. – Feb. 15, 2018 –PaceSetter Exhaust Systems of Phoenix, Arizona, has been acquired by Van Nuys, California-based Diversified Environmental Catalysts, Inc. (DEC). PaceSetter Performance Products bring over 46 years of industry service and knowledge to the catalytic converter manufacturer.

DEC, founded in 1984, has been exclusively manufacturing the highest quality direct-fit OEM style replacement catalytic converters in 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 46 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 SKU’s DEC currently produces.

Woody Harrah, President of PaceSetter Performance Products, stated we are pleased to have DECI as our Parent Company and believe that 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, and each borrowing the best synergies from the other for increased efficiencies and unsurpassed quality.


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