Parts Authority honored with The Pronto Network Partnership Award 

Parts Authority, founded in 1973, is a leading national distributor of automotive replacement parts, tools/equipment and transmissions.

From left: Jim Hastie, vice president category management, Parts Authority; Vic Davis, vice president & general manager, Fast Undercar; Rob Blitzstein, vice president vendor management and pricing, Parts Authority; Bill Maggs, executive vice president supply chain, Parts Authority; Eric Schwartz, chief operating officer, Parts Authority; Tom Hager, director of strategic projects, Parts Authority; Robert Roos, president, The Pronto Network; Jacqueline Rodriguez, vice president marketing; Parts Authority; Daniel Burns, vice president inventory management, Parts Authority and Randy Buller, president & CEO, Parts Authority.

Parts Authority, based in New Hyde Park, New York, was recently honored with The Pronto Network Partnership Award during the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) national conference and expo held last month in Texas.

“Parts Authority has been a trusted and valued member of The Pronto Network for many years and is very deserving of this prestigious recognition,” said Robert Roos, president of The Pronto Network. “We have a great relationship with everyone associated with Parts Authority and not only congratulate them on this award, but also thank them for their continued partnership.”

Parts Authority, founded in 1973, is a leading national distributor of automotive replacement parts, tools/equipment and transmissions. Parts Authority has grown through both organic initiatives and acquisitions. Over the past several years, Parts Authority has acquired over a dozen companies as part of its expansion strategy. Its catalog of over three million parts covering virtually every application on the road today ensures its customers’ partners receive the parts they need when they need them. 

The Pronto Network Partnership Award is bestowed upon members, suppliers or individuals who best demonstrate dedication and commitment to The Pronto Network and its membership. The recipient of the award has demonstrated a commitment to support and enhance the group by providing efforts above and beyond the scope of a normal job assignment. This special award recognizes the true spirit of partnership in helping to further the success of The Pronto Network and its programs. 

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

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