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National Pronto Adds Direct Automotive Distributing

Contact: Murray Sullivan                                       

Phone: (817) 430-9449

August 5, 2017




Gem, Inc dba Direct Automotive Distributing

 Grapevine, Texas – Effective August 1, 2017; National Pronto Association is pleased to announce the addition of Direct Automotive Distributing to the Pronto membership. Direct Automotive Distributing (DAD) owns six store locations which service Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. Direct Automotive supplies across the wholesale market to dealers, jobbers, and installers. Direct also supports local community colleges to provide training to over 500 professional service dealers each year.  Scott Ellis is President and Jim Towsley is General Manager. 

 National Pronto Association is a North American shareholder owned organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading Program Distribution group with over two billion in sales, with a focus on marketing, technology, and buying. National Pronto is a founding member of the Automotive Parts Services Group and our global partner; 1Parts. Questions regarding Pronto membership should be directed to Murray Sullivan, Executive Vice President Strategic Accounts & Business Development. Murray can be reached at 800-477-6686 or by email



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