PACE Supply names new president
Effective Oct. 22, Rohnert Park, California-based PACE Supply is now under the leadership of Ron Bohannon, who was hired as its new president — a title held by Ted Green since the distributor’s founding in 1994.
Green remains close as he will continue as chairman of PACE Supply’s board of directors.
Bohannon has been in the plumbing distribution industry for more than 27 years. He is a results-driven leader with extensive executive management, financial and vendor relations experience, the distributor noted.
“As a leader of wholesale plumbing distribution in California and Hawaii, PACE Supply is thrilled for the next chapter under Bohannon’s direction,” the distributor said.
Green, as well as PACE Supply’s executive team, unanimously agree Bohannon is the right choice to lead the company into the future:
“Ron is the best possible candidate for this important position within our organization. He will challenge us to be even better than we are today,” Green said.
Bohannon comes to PACE Supply from MORSCO, where he served as vice president of sales for the national distributor of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. During his five-year tenure at MORSCO, Bohannon served as the executive leader of MORSCO Eastern states and contributed to the assimilation of the most recent MORSCO acquisition.
Bohannon began his career in Kentucky at Winnelson. He quickly moved into outside sales and eventually purchased and operated Winnelson branches in Ft. Smith and Bentonville, Arkansas. The now Winsupply took note and recruited Bohannon as its area leader in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma; which then transitioned into the role of vice president, East territory.
“I am very excited about becoming a part of the PACE Supply team,” Bohnanon said. “Together, we’ll work to take our company to the next level and continue to be a leader in our market.”
Bohannon’s credentials come from Western Governors University with a degree in business management, and the United States Marine Corps as a member of the Special Force Reconnaissance in Desert Storm. Bohannon and his wife, Stephanie, have two daughters and will reside in Sonoma County as he settles into his new position within PACE Supply.
PACE (Plumbers and Contractors Emporium) was founded in 1994 and is employee-owned and –operated. The company has more than 20 wholesale locations, four Premier Bath & Kitchen locations in California and Hawaii, and ships products to customers internationally.