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Pronto Presents Awards at Fall Shareholders Conference

Several suppliers recognized for their support at Pronto Fall Shareholders meeting.


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FORT WORTH, Texas — National Pronto Association recently held its Fall Shareholder’s Conference & Expo Oct. 1 –3 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. 

On Thursday, Oct. 2, National Pronto Association Chairman of the Board, Tim Renehan of Stone Wheel Inc. in Willowbrook, Ill., opened the meeting with an update on the welfare of the group.

An awards luncheon was also held Thursday and Bill Maggs, president of National Pronto Association, presented Gary Basciano of KMB/CT in Stamford, Conn., the Pronto Executive of the Year Award. The Executive of the Year honors an outstanding shareholder for serving the members of the group unselfishly.

  At left: Maggs (right) presents Basciano with his award.

Maggs also presented Murray Sullivan, director of business development for National Pronto Association, with a plaque honoring him for his recruiting efforts and dedication to the group.


Pronto VP Mike Mohler then took the stage to recognize six manufacturers that excelled in certain categories as voted upon by the shareholders of National Pronto Association. The award categories were Partnership, Marketing, Pronto Brand, Manpower, OE Supplier and Supplier of the Year.

The winners of the supplier awards:

• Standard Motor Products – Partnership Award;
• Tenneco – Marketing Excellence Award;
• Power Train Components – Pronto Brand Supplier;
• Gates – Manpower Award; and
• Denso – OE Supplier

Tenneco also won Supplier of the Year.  Below: Tenneco execs accept their award.

Mike Mitchell, director of Supply Chain Management, awarded the following suppliers for their participation in Pronto Supply Chain Technology programs: Affinia Under Vehicle Group, Dayco Products, Dorman Products, Federal-Mogul, Ford Motorcraft, Gates Corp., Ideal, KYB America, Plews & Edelmann, Power Train Components and Westar Industries.


On Friday, Oct. 3, Al Bates of the Profit Planning Group, gave a presentation on the economics of the group business. The meeting concluded Friday afternoon. More than 300 attendees participated in the two-day event, including more than 60 shareholder members and more than 100 vendor partners.