Kentwood, MI – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, is pleased to announce that Stacy Bartnik has been appointed Aftermarket Industry Relations Manager for its testing and certification program. Bartnik brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry, including program and business development, operational improvements and industry association leadership.
As the global leader in aftermarket part certification for more than 30 years, CAPA standards have been used worldwide to identify high-quality aftermarket auto parts based on their design, materials, construction and comparability to car company brand parts. As Aftermarket Industry Relations Manager, Bartnik will oversee CAPA relations within the aftermarket auto parts industry, including representing CAPA at industry functions, events and conferences; working with customers and technical staff to ensure services that meet industry needs; and coordinating efforts with customers, industry experts and internal colleagues.
Kerry Tapio, Operations Manager for the CAPA Program, commented: “Stacy’s extensive knowledge of the collision repair industry, coupled with her experience in business and relationship development is a perfect complement to CAPA and our mission to ensure access to high-quality, fairly priced, alternative auto parts. We are pleased to welcome her to CAPA and look forward to working with her to continue to grow our testing and certification program.”
Bartnik’s experience includes executive leadership roles with Team PRP, CARSTAR, and Gerber Collision & Glass; management position with ITW Evercoat; consultant work within the industry. She is the immediate past chair of the Collision Repair Education Foundation and has served as the president of the National Auto Body Council and chair of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC). She has served as a member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision Division, been named as an Akzo Nobel Most Influential Woman (2004) and was inducted into the Collision Industry Hall of Eagles in 2010.
The Certified Automotive Parts Association, founded in 1987, is the nation’s only independent, non-profit certification organization for automotive crash parts whose sole purpose is to ensure that both consumers and the industry have the means to identify high-quality parts via the CAPA Quality Seal. CAPA is an ANSI-accredited standards developer for competitive crash repair parts. For more information see CAPAcertified.org.