Network Covers Line Commonality and Other Issues at Board Meeting

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Long-term industry issues and line commonality were among the topics covered at the Automotive Distribution Network’s (Network) annual board of directors meeting July 10-14, 2017.

During the four-day meeting, board members discussed product and vendor standards, motorsports, marketing and training programs, and key information and technology issues that influence the Network’s overall strategy.

“Addressing the long-term industry issues that affect our group three, five and even 10 years out is invaluable to charting the future course for our shareholders and members,” says Network President David Prater. “The annual BOD meeting serves as a benchmark for the free-flowing exchange of ideas and expertise that provides valuable insight into future plans and objectives for our group.”

Board members placed great emphasis on line commonality and how the Network can become better partners with its vendors and help grow members’ business, according to Jeff Hobson, vice president of product.

“The Network is poised to take full advantage of our unique position in the industry with both our Parts Plus and Auto Pride divisions,” says Hobson. “In the upcoming months, we will be working diligently to drive volume to those vendors who best support our efforts and reward them with increased levels of sales.”

The meeting was held at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla.

Operating under the brands of Parts Plus, Parts Plus Mexico, IAPA and Auto Pride, the Automotive Distribution Network is one of the largest, most diverse program groups in the industry. For more information contact Steve Tucker, vice president of sales and marketing, at Network Headquarters, 3085 Fountainside Dr., Ste. 210, Germantown, Tenn., 38138, 901-757-8440.

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