Parts Manager at Roger Beasley Mazda
By Lauren Jones, Photo by Courtney Runn
Native Texan Melissa Maldonado is the parts manager for Roger Beasley Mazda, a locally owned dealership in Central Austin. Early in life, Maldonado decided to follow her successful mother into the automotive-parts industry, beginning her career in Brownsville, Texas. In 2012, she moved to Austin and quickly joined the Roger Beasley family, where she was promoted to manager within three years. As the automotive-parts-and-service sector is typically male-dominated, she works hard to break down barriers. As an integral team member of one of the top Mazda dealerships in the nation, Maldonado has successfully led the department to more than $6.9 million in net parts sales in 2017. She is also driven to make sure customer satisfaction is her team’s main focus. While keeping up with the demanding dealership pace, she maintains balance by spending time with friends, family and pets, getting away to the beach and cheering on University of Texas women’s athletics.