Speaker Bio


Norman Wright

Norman Wright

CEO, Stadium Auto Parts, Inc.

Stadium Auto Parts, Inc. - Stadium was founded by Hyman Wright in 1945 at 1742 Federal Blvd. Original site was a ¾ acre facility dismantling older vehicles as well as scrap. In 1971, Hyman had decided to close the facility and rent the space. One month prior to the new lease taking effect, the prospective tenant decided not to lease the facility, after Hyman had scraped most of the inventory and equipment. Hyman called his son, Norman, to see if he might be interested to taking the new lease and purchasing what inventory and scant equipment left. Norman was then employed in the accounting field and decided to take his dad’s offer. In May of 1971, Norman incorporated and took over the operation with 3 salvage vehicles and a 1945 Ford Boom Truck.

Today Stadium Auto Parts is one of the leading auto recycling facilities in the world. Stadium has recently completed and moved into their new state of art auto recycling facility on 25 acres in Commerce City Colorado. They consolidated their two previous locations, one in Denver and the other in Westminster. Stadium has earned the ARA CAR Certification and only ARA Gold Seal Recycler in Colorado. Stadium received the ARA’s beautification award as one of the outstanding auto recycling facilities internationally. Stadium is a member of Auto Recycler Association (ARA), URG, PRP recyclers group, and the Colorado Auto Recycler’s Association. Stadium employees nearly 30 people in its new location.

Norman Wright:

  • Graduated from Denver Public School System.
  • Graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS is Accounting.
  • Colorado Auto Recycler’s  (CAR) president 1983-1986
  • President of ARA (Automotive Recyclers Association) in 1998
  • Current Treasurer and chairman of Safety and Government committees for CAR
  • Past Chairman and member of ARA’s Governmental Affairs.
  • Past Master of Columbine Masonic Lodge and a 33rd Degree Mason
  • Married to wife, Lezlie, for over 45 years.
  • Four children and four grandchildren.
  • Hobbies:  traveling, being with his family and friends, and auto recycling.

Session:

Networking Lunch