Caposio, owner of Rotolo Chevrolet in Fontana, Calif., and Caposio Buick-GMC in Victorville, joined the automotive industry more than three decades ago working for a dealership in Southern California. He joined Rotolo Chevrolet in 2009, becoming a partner eight years later and owner in 2020. Rotolo Chevrolet is the brand's largest dealership in California and received Chevy's Dealer of the Year award in 2020.
"I can honestly say that I wake up every day with excitement and passion to get to the dealership. I love this business," he told Automotive News. "There is no such thing as a bad day. Bold statement, however, I see each day as an opportunity to find solutions for obstacles that may arise."
His next opportunity will be helping GM scale electric delivery fleets as owner and operator of BrightDrop Greater Los Angeles, also in Fontana.
"Mike's forward-thinking focus on serving the fleet customer is a perfect fit with BrightDrop's mission to help fleet operators seamlessly transition to an all-electric future," Scott Young, BrightDrop's vice president of vehicle distribution, said in a statement late last year.
GM asked a small number of dealers with strong commercial backgrounds to submit proposals to operate a BrightDrop outlet, Caposio said, and decided Los Angeles would be the right location for the first dealership because it's an important commercial vehicle market and a key location for BrightDrop's initial customer, FedEx Express.