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Steve Vanderboom

Founder of Pace

Steve founded Pace in 1978 and is considered an iconic leader in the U.S. environmental testing industry. During his more than 40-year tenure as CEO, Steve grew Pace from a single lab in Minneapolis to what is today the broadest and most advanced network of analytical testing capabilities in North America. Steve was instrumental in developing the operating procedures and service standards that allow Pace to continue to lead the industry today.

Steve partnered with Aurora in 2016 to further invest in the leading technology and customer responsiveness for which Pace is industry-acclaimed as well as to continue his vision of offering a level of testing service that the most sophisticated industrial, consulting, and governmental customers can secure with no other industry provider. In addition to his team at Aurora, Steve partnered with independent directors Ray Milchovich, Mike McLain, and David Chernow.