Shao Dyi of Parts Warehouse Distributors has been appointed to CAWA’s Board of Directors. During the appointment process, Mike Mohler, chair of the board of directors, commented: “We are pleased to have Shao as a member of our board of directors to participate in our discussions of current and future industry issues. We look forward to his contributions which, no doubt, will assist CAWA in achieving its goals as an effective automotive aftermarket industry organization.”
Dyi is the general manager and chief operations officer of Parts Warehouse Distributors (PWD), Inc. dba City Auto Supply / AEC International, located in South San Francisco, California. Since 1986, PWD (U.S. Veteran-owned) has serviced the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding areas by delivering quality auto parts, providing exceptional customer service, while maintaining the “local store” experience. With three additional locations in San Leandro, Redwood City and Honolulu, PWD employs more than 100 employees and 40 contract employees.
Dyi has revolutionized PWD by enhancing operational efficiency, increasing profitability and leveraging technology to adapt to the constant volatile changes within the automotive aftermarket industry. He has maintained the family environment, which has always been part of PWD’s company culture, by improving employee satisfaction and employee retention. PWD is proud to have a dozen employees that have been with the company for more than 30 years, with dozens more ranging from 10 to 20 years. Born in Taiwan, he immigrated to this country and grew up in the Bay Area of San Francisco.