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'YANG Members Hear From 'The Group' CEO Larry Pavey
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YANG Members Hear From 'The Group' CEO Larry Pavey

Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia - September 29, 2017 - Larry Pavey, CEO of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group), was invited to speak at a recent meeting of Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) members. The YANG meet-up was held on Sept. 13 in National Harbor, Maryland as part of the National Pronto Association Fall Shareholders Conference.

“I did not feel a history lesson would be of interest to a group of young leaders in our industry so my focus was on the future,” said Pavey. “We had a great discussion on the state of the auto care industry and the issues that everyone will be encountering in the next several years and beyond. I was very impressed by how informed and engaged the YANG attendees were. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this old dog learned a few things from the Yangsters that we will be sharing with our membership.” 

Over 45 young auto care professionals attended the YANG meet-up including members from distributors, suppliers and the Auto Care Association. Pavey’s presentation focused on the challenges confronting the auto care industry as well as opportunities for future growth. Two of the main issues discussed were the impact of potential legislation on the auto care industry as well as the issue of access to data. Among other topics discussed were electric vehicles, connected cars, mobility trends and autonomous vehicles. The event was sponsored by Pronto member A & Jay Automotive Warehouse Inc.

YANG was formed in January 2014 with a desire to help young professionals establish a circle of peers to grow with alongside their careers. YANG participants are future executive-level staffers of the auto care industry that see the value in establishing connections with other young professionals that will one day be business owners and key decision makers.

About Automotive Parts Services Group
The Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as The Group, was created by the merger of efforts and resources of the Federated and Pronto program groups on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America. For more information, visit

About Federated
Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organization in North America. Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced counterpeople who are knowledgeable in today's evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit

About Pronto
National Pronto Association is a North American organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and consisting of 92 shareholder owners. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading automotive program distribution group with a focus on marketing, technology and buying. The group is a founding member of 1Parts Global Aftermarket Services, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Pronto members distribute name brand, OE and Pronto exclusive brand products. Pronto members are located in Canada, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

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