Dawn joined Pace in 1997 and has more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in the electronic contract manufacturing industry. She worked her way through the Pace organization after starting as the executive assistant to Founder and President F. Patrick Kehoe. This has given her not only thorough knowledge of Pace’s policies and procedures, but also invaluable insight into Pace’s customers and niche market. She was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2009 and is currently the lead salesperson on the majority of Pace’s top customers. Her focus on expanding the contract manufacturing side of the business has helped bring Pace to the more than $40 million company it is today. Dawn is also the liaison with Pace’s China and Hong Kong operations. During her multiple visits to China since 2005, she has accompanied existing and potential customers to audit the facility, been instrumental in vendor selection and qualification, and worked on the startup of new manufacturing programs. Dawn is also an expert in the emergency lighting industry, responsible for all of the agency’s product-safety certifications and serving customers in that industry as program manager since 2002. Dawn has an associate degree in business from The University of Phoenix and is working toward her Bachelor of Science in business management.
Dawn recently redesigned the Pace website and sales literature to provide the sales team with the most updated sales tools. She has also improved the organization’s daily communications with the Hong Kong and China operations.
Dawn has been actively involved in the policy and procedure decisions and, in her role as CEO, continues to make these decisions to form the future of Pace. Dawn lives in Fair Haven, NY, with her husband, Jeff, and daughter Courtney. She is actively involved in Courtney’s competitive dance and soccer, and the family enjoys camping, motocross and snowboarding.