Who is PACE?
Our Ownership team
We are a group of industry visionaries who have successfully built businesses that rose to the top of their respective competitive markets with a commitment to proper and safe repairs and a culture of continual process improvement. With the rapid deployment and evolution of ADAS technologies we believe that we can help the industry achieve an efficient and cost-effective way to ensure that vehicles are always delivered back to the customer with safety systems that operate as designed by the original manufacturer.
Erick Bickett has been in the Collision Industry for 45 years. Over this time, he and his partners founded Caliber Collision Centers, CIECA, FIX AUTO (165 Locations), CYNCAST a software company serving thousands of locations, Collision Career Institute and NuVentory Inventory management systems.
Brandon Clift has worked for a leading Distributor of Automotive Refinish Supplies since 2000. He Founded LeanTec Inventory Solutions in 2013, an industry leading tool that focused on helping repair facilities optimize their inventory and increase their profit margins, which he sold to a Fortune 200 company in 2022.
Beginning in 1974, Dan Dutra began learning from the ground up mastering all aspects of collision repair in a shop environment. In 1990 his journey took him into the paint industry. He held management positions within Standox and then Dupont. During this time he was active in CIC and several boards. Dan co-owned and managed Sigs Collision Centers for over 16 years, Hawaii’s only MSO until he sold the business in 2021.
Pat James started PJ’s Body Shop in 1981 in Southaven, Mississippi and grew it into AutoBody America, with twenty locations throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas, which was sold to Service King in 2012. Patrick now does consulting work for Nexterra Solutions in Nashville, Tennessee, is the managing member of PCJ Holdings, LLC and is very active with several non-profit’s in both Memphis, Tennessee and Heber Springs, Arkansas.
With 24 years in the collision repair industry, Will Johnston held the position of Chief Corporate Development Officer at Service King, leading its corporate growth strategy, including all Acquisition, Construction and Facility Expansions. Before joining Service King in 2012, he was involved in the start-up, growth and operations of AutoBody America, serving as President and leading the company to its expansion to twenty locations across three states before its sale to Service King.
Mike LeVasseur has been in the Collision Industry for 47 years, moving from Body Technician, Shop Manager, Market Manager, Executive Vice President, COO, then President of Keenan Auto Body, which operated 12 shops in two states. After the sale to ABRA, Mike assumed the role of Director of Corporate Development. He now works as a Senior Advisor for Focus Bankers and serves on the executive board for Little Smiles Charity.
Chris Pohanka was the Vice President of Operations, Pohanka Collision Centers in Northern Virginia. He has served as Board Member of the Washington Area Metro Body Shop Association, 2007- 2010, Advisory Board for Progressive Insurance, and he served on the Board for ADP/Solera Estimating and Used Part Division, 2004-2007.
Randy Stabler was co-owner of Pride Collision Centers, 7 state-of-the-art collision repair facilities with over 200 employees in Southern California, which sold to Classic Collision in 2020. He has been an active participant in all of the major collision repair industry organizations, including SCRS, The California Auto Body Association, Acoat Selected, I-CAR, CIECA, Fix Auto and was a past chairman for the Collision Industry Conference.