Robert Roos has been named president of National Pronto Association, following the departure of Bill Maggs.
Roos, who had been the organization’s vice president of sales and marketing, began his automotive career in 1983 and has held a variety of positions with several aftermarket companies.
“I am excited and honored to have the chance to lead the Pronto organization. Having spent the last 12 years working with and for the Pronto group has prepared me well for this opportunity,” said Roos. “I look forward to working with our members and vendors to ensure Pronto’s continued success well into the future.”
National Pronto Association chairman of the board Frank Garcia said Roos will have a very strong team to work with at Pronto headquarters, making the transition much easier.
“Robert brings a wealth of industry knowledge and a long history of involvement with the entire Pronto family,” Garcia said. “We are confident his leadership will keep Pronto focused on continued growth and process improvement for the mutual success of our members and vendor partners.”
Maggs, who was president and CEO of the Grapevine, Tex.-based parts company, has accepted a position with Pronto member Parts Authority.
Garcia said Maggs had been with the company for over 40 years.
“His leadership and direction have been invaluable to the Pronto membership,” said Garcia. “We wish him well in his future endeavors and look forward to continuing to work with him as part of the Parts Authority team.
Pronto has three members in Canada: General Auto Parts, Brewers Car Parts, and Monaco Group Automotive. Among those members, Pronto has over 100 store locations and just under 300 service centers participating in the company’s marketing programs.
National Pronto Association was formed in 1979 and now has 82 shareholder owners. It is a founding member of the Automotive Parts and Services Group or simply “The Group.”