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The Pronto Network’s David Prater transitions to consulting role

Prater has spent his 38-year career in the automotive aftermarket, joining the Automotive Distribution Network (then Parts Plus) in 1984

Grapevine, Texas—David Prater, executive vice president of The Pronto Network, will transition to a consulting role beginning March 7, it was announced by Robert Roos, president, The Pronto Network.

Prater has spent his 38-year career in the automotive aftermarket, joining the Automotive Distribution Network (then Parts Plus) in 1984. He was promoted to president in 2008 and served in that role until the merger with National Pronto Association in late 2020 that formed The Pronto Network.

“Now that the merger is complete, I have made the decision to shift to a consulting role so that I have time to explore and enjoy other interests,” said Prater. “I remain excited about The Pronto Network and believe merging the two groups was in the best interest of the membership. I look forward to seeing the members, along with our suppliers, at The Group’s upcoming meeting and will continue to share my ideas to help The Pronto Network have a successful future.”

Roos said, “Throughout the entire merger process, David has been a valued partner and was instrumental in ensuring a smooth transition for the entire membership. We are grateful that he has agreed to continue to share his knowledge and expertise with us as The Pronto Network grows and evolves.”

Prater will attend the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) annual membership meeting during the last week of April in Grapevine, Texas. Members, suppliers and associates of The Pronto Network and Federated Auto parts will meet in person for the first time since the formation of The Pronto Network.

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