Mike Dolabi, owner of the National Autobody Parts Warehouse Inc. (NAPW) headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, has hired former ASA Collision Division manager and 16-year industry veteran Denise Caspersen. She will serve in the industry relations capacity with a focus on project management and strategic planning.
NAPW is one of the leading autobody parts distribution facilities in the U.S. It has a 72,000-square-foot facility that has achieved NSF distributor certification, is ISO9001 certified and is 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," said Dolabi. "We are excited to have her skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and experience as the newest member of our staff. Here at NAPW, 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."
Added Caspersen, “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. 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.”
Caspersen has built her professional career in the collision repair industry through eight years of statistical research and industry engagement, with her most recent efforts focused on aftermarket parts and electronic parts procurement. In 2012, her efforts with the ASA collision division provided the industry with fact-based analysis of the State Farm/PartsTrader electronic parts procurement application.
During Caspersen’s tenure with ASA as team lead of its collision division operations committee volunteers, the association held successful marches in Washington, D.C.; created industry estimating tools and statistical industry reports; addressed multiple collision industry concerns and provided educational content at many state and national events.
Caspersen participates on the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Board of Directors. She also completed her chairmanship of the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) in 2012. Caspersen was also recognized with the AkzoNobel Most Influential Award (2008) and is an active participant on various Collision Industry Conference (CIC) committees.