NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Kevin Van Koevering, president of ACI Parts Warehouse in Wyoming, Mich., has been named The Pronto Network executive of the year.
The award was presented to Van Koevering during the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) national conference and expo held in March in National Harbor.
"We congratulate Kevin on receiving one of The Pronto Network's highest honors," Pronto Network President Robert Roos said, noting that Van Koevering has been a "valued partner" for many years as well as a "great sounding board for me."
A member of The Pronto Network board of directors, Van Oevering is always willing to share his time and expertise with the entire membership, Roos said.
Following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps into the auto parts business, Van Koevering started his career in 1974 the day after receiving his driver's license, then working in the family business through his high-school and college days in any capacity needed.
Today, he leads the ACI Parts Warehouse team and the firm's 34 locations and 600 team members servicing most of Michigan and northern Ohio. Established in 1931, the business has transformed over the years from service-only in the 1930s and 1940s, to parts distribution and jobbers in the 1970s and 1980s, to the wholesale service center driven model it is today.
The Pronto Network's top executive 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, Pronto said.