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Mike Peace Joins Pronto HQ Staff
Mike Peace joins National Pronto Association as Vice President of Business Development
Grapevine, Texas – May 10, 2016 – Mike Peace has joined National Pronto Association as Vice President of Business Development. His primary responsibilities at Pronto will include developing and building relationships with members and key customers, assisting in recruiting efforts, and helping to develop and implement sales strategies.
Mike has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Most recently he held the position of National Sales Manager at the Timken Company. During his 11 years at Timken, Mike was responsible for driving double digit sales growth for their light vehicle automotive division, launching a Canadian aftermarket program, and setting strategic policy to ensure the company’s success. Prior to working for Timken, Mike was a partner in the Strategic Marketing Inc. manufacturer’s rep agency as well as a territory sales manager for TRW and Federal Mogul.
Pronto President and CEO Bill Maggs commented, “I am tremendously excited to add Mike to our team at Pronto. It has been a pleasure to work with Mike in developing our Timken relationship over the past years and I look forward to working with him in his new capacity here at Pronto. Our organization is on the move and adding Mike will greatly improve our ability to serve our members and vendors more effectively and efficiently.”
Peace commented, “I look forward to assisting Bill, the Pronto membership and the Pronto Team continue their tremendous growth. I am anxious to begin helping our members and suppliers with approved programs, supporting members with national accounts and reinforcing the long term strategy.”
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.