Monthly Archives: August 2013

Team PRP Nationwide Network of Automotive Recyclers Appoints New Executive Director

DENVER, CO, April 19, 2013 — Team PRP, the largest national network of independent automotive recyclers, is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Stacy Bartnik as Team PRP’s new Executive Director. This newly created leadership position and the hiring of Bartnik is intended to further expand and advance Team PRP’s monumental growth and its many powerful initiatives.

“Stacy has a tremendous amount of experience in the repair industry, and her knowledge is going to accelerate the already rapid growth that we are experiencing,” commented Mike Kunkel, president of Team PRP’s national board. “She knows our business model and will be able to help move the customer experience to new heights. She comes in with a ‘been there, done that’ view of how to continue to add value to our partners while enhancing our best-in-class reputation. We are very fortunate to have her come on board.” Bartnik’s wealth of experience encompasses an impressive range of involvement in the collision and automotive industry. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Operations at CARSTAR. She also serves as the immediate Past President of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), and is a Collision Repair Education Foundation Board trustee.

“Together we will build broader brand awareness within all segments of the industry, while also maintaining consistency throughout the organization,” Bartnik emphasized. “I am looking forward to working with a great group of people at Team PRP and working to assist them in reaching the next level of business innovation.”


Team PRP is the largest national network of independent auto recyclers united in providing top quality replacement parts, exceptional warranties and personal service to the professional repairer. With nearly four million parts in inventory, a Team PRP member can offer their customers the best warranties, quote guarantees and delivery guarantees available. Each member remains independent, ensuring exceptional personal service and competitive pricing.

For more information visit our website at or contact:
Charlie Martin
Team PRP Administrator
Team PRP

End of Life Vehicle Solutions (ELVS) Announces High Voltage Battery Recovery Hotline 855-ELVSBAT (855.358.7228)

ELVS recently announced the launch of a toll free hotline to assist auto recyclers and dismantlers with responsible management of the high voltage batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles. Objectives of the hotline include 1) directing dismantlers to information and training resources for safe and compliant HV battery removal, handling, packaging, and shipping, 2) assisting dismantlers with information regarding compliant HV battery recovery and disposal, and 3) connecting dismantlers with battery scrap experts who can help assess the value of scrap HV batteries.

Callers to the hotline will also be directed to visit the ELVS website at where they will find links to OEM dismantling guides and training resources.