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National Pronto Holds Fall Membership Meeting
For Immediate Release
National Pronto Association Holds Fall Membership Meeting
Grapevine, Texas – October 3, 2016 – National Pronto Association recently held their annual Fall Membership Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas at the Omni Hotel. The event ran September 26th through the 28th and was attended by over 500 members, vendors, and guests.
The conference began Monday evening with President and CEO Bill Maggs giving an update on Pronto’s progress throughout the year with Federated Auto Parts and their combined efforts in “The Group” and their global initiative 1Parts. The night continued with Pronto announcing their annual supplier awards highlighted by the 2016 Pronto Executive of the Year presented to APSG Executive Vice President, Mike Mohler. A Chairman’s Reception cocktail party hosted by Maggs and Chairman of the Board, Steve Yanofsky from Pronto member, Parts Authority, concluded the evening.
The meeting continued with a members only session Tuesday morning followed by the Pronto members attending a vendor booth show in the afternoon that featured over 120 exhibitors. The exhibition allowed Pronto members to view both current and new offerings from the entirety of the Pronto vendor community. To end the day, everyone attended a lively dinner and reception at the world’s largest honky tonk, Billy Bob’s in the historic Fort Worth stockyards.
The meeting concluded Wednesday morning with a general session led by business humorist Greg Schwem and then a member’s only session to discuss Pronto’s sales, marketing, and data initiatives for the future.
CEO Bill Maggs commented, “We continue to raise the bar on our meetings. This session was a great opportunity for the Pronto shareholders and vendors to network and share. We had a great meeting and look forward to carrying this momentum forward as we look to close out the year.”
National Pronto Association is a North American organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and consisting of 92 shareholder owners. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading automotive program distribution group with a focus on marketing, technology and buying. The group is a founding member of the Automotive Parts and Services Group or simply “The Group” and 1Parts Global Aftermarket Services, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Pronto members distribute name brand, OE and Pronto exclusive brand products. Pronto members are located in Canada, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information visit www.Pronto-Net.com.
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