Pacesetter is a family owned business with humble beginnings. Steve Leebow, the founder, worked in his family’s steel distribution center until he started his own company in Atlanta, Ga. in 1977. He successfully and quickly grew Pacesetter to be known in the market as a leading steel supplier. Now, Aviva Leebow Wolmer, his daughter, who was appointed CEO in September 2014, runs the company while Steve remains immersed within the business as Pacesetter’s COO.
Beginning in galvanized steel, Pacesetter’s products now consist of galvanized, galvannealed, galvalume, aluminized, stainless, cold-rolled and pre-painted materials. The company primarily distributes steel to a wide range of global OEMs, who produce products from HVAC units and ductwork to garage doors and vending machines.