National Autobody Parts Warehouse, headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, hired 16-year industry veteran Denise Caspersen, who will focus on project management and strategic planning.
Mike Dolabi, owner of the company, and his staff are recognized as a leading autobody parts distribution facility in the United States. National Autobody Parts Warehouse is a 72,000 square-foot facility that has achieved NSF distributor certification, is ISO9001 certified and an exclusive distributor for TYC lighting, Depot lighting and Mirka Body shop supplies.
“Having Denise join our team is a perfect piece to our growth puzzle. We are excited to have her skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and experience as the newest member of our staff,” said Dolabi. “We believe in quality and customer service and bringing Denise on board certainly does that. Our segment of the aftermarket parts industry is growing, but we also have challenges.
Dolabi’s is currently involved in the Auto Body Parts Association (ABPA), the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC), the Parts Trader Advisory Council, and is an adviser to Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas. Dolabi was recently awarded the APBA Award of Excellence during their meeting in Charleston, S.C.
“It’s an honor to join the National Autobody Parts Warehouse team. Having known Mike for a few years, his positive and forward thinking approach to business is an inspiration to me. Time and again, Mike has shown his efforts are about quality and customer service and his expectations are about doing what is right. When I think of leading by example and incorporating innovation and inclusion, Mike and the National Autobody Parts Warehouse team are top of mind. I’m looking forward to growing with Mike’s team and adding to their success,” said Caspersen.
Caspersen built her professional career in the collision repair industry through eight years of statistical research and eight years industry engagement, with her most recent efforts focused on aftermarket parts and electronic parts procurement. In 2012, Caspersen’s efforts with the ASA collision division provided the industry with fact-based analysis of the State Farm/PartsTrader electronic parts procurement application in pilot.
During Caspersen’s tenure with ASA, as team lead for the association’s collision division operations committee volunteers, ASA held successful marches on Washington, D.C., created widely used industry estimating tools; and statistical industry reports, addressed multiple collision industry concerns and provided insightful educational content at many state and national events.
Caspersen participates on the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) board of directors, recently elected to vice chair of WIN along with completing her chairmanship of the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) in 2012. Caspersen is also a recipient of the Akzo Nobel Most Influential Women Award (2008) and participates on various Collision Industry Conference (CIC) committees.
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