Bob Samuels, CEO of New Jersey-based Samuels Inc., was honored as The Pronto Network Executive of the Year. The award was presented to Samuels by Robert Roos, president of The Pronto Network, during the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) national conference and expo held last week in Grapevine, Texas.
“Bob Samuels has been a valued partner through the years and is very deserving of our highest honor, The Pronto Network Executive of the Year recognition,” said Roos. “Bob serves as chairman of our board and is a tremendous resource not only to me, but to the entire membership. We thank Bob for all he has done for The Pronto Network and congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.”
As CEO of the largest independent auto parts supplier in New Jersey, Samuels leads Buy Wise Auto Parts with seven warehouse and store locations. For nearly 80 years, the company’s mission has been to provide customers with the finest, most-complete name brand parts for all makes and models, while offering good value and maintaining the highest level of customer service and support.
The Pronto Network Executive of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who best demonstrates dedication and commitment to the program group and fellow members. The recipient of the award has demonstrated a commitment to support and enhance efforts on behalf of all members through volunteering of time and effort for the benefit of all.
About The Pronto Network
Formed by the merger of The National Pronto Association and The Automotive Distribution Network, The Pronto Network Cooperative, Inc. known as The Pronto Network is a member owned organization serving 235 wholesale distributors with over 600 distribution center locations, and over 1,500 auto stores. Members market under the brands; Pronto, Parts Plus, and Auto Pride.The Pronto Network is a proud member of the Automotive Parts Services Group, “The Group” along with Federated Auto Parts, and Nexus Automotive International. For more information, visit www.theprontonetwork.com.
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