Pronto awards executive, vendor of the year honors

Jan. 1, 2020
National Pronto Association has named the winners of its Pronto Executive of the Year and 2012 Vendor Awards.

National Pronto Association has named the winners of its Pronto Executive of the Year and 2012 Vendor Awards.

Presented in September in front of 390-plus attendees at the recent Fall Shareholder’s Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Pronto Executive of the Year for 2012 award was given to Fred Myers. Owner of One Stop Parts Source in Santa Ana, Calif., Myers has served six years as a Pronto Board Member.  He continues to contribute his time and talents to the group through various committees and leadership think tank sessions.  

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“To be recognized by peers and colleagues in an organization like Pronto is without a doubt the highest honor that I have received to date. The Pronto Family is such a warm and uplifting group of individuals that it stimulates me to contribute to our success and I am passionate about the opportunities that we have ahead of us,” Myers says.

“As we know, it’s individual businessmen like Fred which help lead our organization into success. Fred’s contribution goes much further than Pronto alone, he is always willing to discuss business opportunities, promotions, and issues with his fellow members. Pronto is blessed to have many talented members such as Fred to lead us into the future,” says Bill Maggs, President of National Pronto.

Pronto also recognized eight vendors who excelled in one of eight award categories; Manpower, Marketing Excellence, OE Supplier of the Year, Partnership, Private Brand, Category Management, Mexico Supplier of the Year and Supplier of the Year.   

The Manpower Award was awarded to Standard Motor Products, for exceptional support of the membership with “feet on the street.” Garey Lange accepted the award for Standard Motor Products.

The Marketing Excellence award was presented to Goodyear Engineered Products for their superior marketing capabilities, campaigns and service. Michael Lehmkuhl accepted the award. 

OE Supplier of the Year was awarded to Denso, for delivering OE quality products and expertise to the shareholder’s of National Pronto. David Arriaga accepted the Award. 

The Partnership Award was awarded to Tenneco, for providing exceptional service and support to the Pronto members. Larry Friesner accepted the award for Tenneco.

The Private Brand Supplier of the Year was presented to International Distributors USA, for delivering quality Pronto branded packaging, products, and support. Anan Bishara accepted the award.

The 2012 Supplier of the Year was awarded to Bendix for quality people, products, service, and support to the Pronto Shareholders.  Jim Kelley accepted the award on behalf of Bendix.

Two new award categories were introduced this year; Category Management and Mexico Supplier of the Year. The Category Management award was presented to Remy International, Inc for outstanding application of category management principals. Gary Bostic accepted the award on behalf of Remy. 

The Mexico Supplier of the Year was awarded to Monroe for quality people, quality products, and service to the Mexico Shareholders. Larry Friesner accepted the award for Monroe.

All award recipients were chosen by the Pronto Membership using a strict set of criteria for each award category.

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