GRAPEVINE, Texas (Sept. 25, 2014) — The National Pronto Association has named aftermarket brake components and systems maker Centric Parts its supplier of the year for 2014.
The award, which is voted on by shareholders, was presented to Centric Parts Sept. 18 at the National Pronto Shareholders Conference in San Francisco, by Pronto Executive Vice President Mike Mohler and President Bill Maggs. Centric last earned the award in 2009.
“We are grateful to receive this prestigious award from National Pronto shareholders,” said Charlie Kirkland, Centric's director of sales for program groups. “The management and employees of Centric Parts work hard day in and day out to deliver world class products and services to our customers. Working with Pronto makes us a better company and we are very proud to be recognized in such a way.”
The Pronto Supplier of the Year Award is the latest honor for Industry, Calif.-based Centric Parts, which has garnered dozens of industry and customer awards since its founding in 2000, the company said.
Grapevine-based National Pronto Association is an organization of independent automotive aftermarket Pronto Warehouse Distributors, Pronto Auto Parts Stores and Pronto Auto Service Centers allied under the Pronto banner.
Pronto has more than 92 shareholders with 200-plus distribution center locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Collectively, the Pronto network represents more than $2 billion in annual sales, the association said.