Charleston Auto Auction, a member of the XLerate Group, has been named the National Auto Auction Association's 2017 Auto Auction of the Year for Excellence in Community Service.
The Moncks Corner, S.C., business was chosen for its depth of commitment in going beyond financial support to an active role in making a local high school principal's dream of a residence for homeless students a reality.
Presented during the association's 69th annual convention, the award includes a $20,000 check payable to a charity of the auction's choice along with a large crystal loving cup. The auction will also be featured in NAAA's On The Block magazine and the 2018 membership directory.
Charleston Auto Auction had previously won a $5,000 check for charity as one of four regional finalists chosen earlier this year to receive the NAAA Chapter Auction of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding public service of the Eastern, Midwest, Southern, and Western chapters.
NAAA established the annual awards in 2016 to recognize the many charitable acts auctions already perform and to encourage even greater volunteer involvement.
CarMax Inc. celebrated the grand opening of the company’s third store in the Seattle market.
The store is located at 3751 E. Valley Rd. in Renton and has the capacity to stock approximately 300 used vehicles.
In celebration of the Renton store grand opening, CarMax and The CarMax Foundation awarded $15,000 in donations and grants to the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Support for this organization came at the recommendation of the Renton CarMax associates.
CarMax will also be donating an Imagination Playground valued at more than $15,000 to the South Park Community Center, through its partnership with Kaboom to make play more accessible to children and families.
The National Auto Auction Association presented Dean Fumasi with the NAAA Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer Award at the organization's 69th convention. Fumasi has been an auctioneer since 1986. In 1996, he began working for Brasher's at its two auctions in Oregon. ADESA acquired the eight-auction Brasher's Group in 2016. The Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer Award honors "the most visible person in the auction industry." It is named after long-time NAAA Executive Director Bernie Hart of Lincoln, Neb., who served the association for more than 30 years before retiring in 1988.
Allan Wilwayco has been appointed general manager at ADESA Dallas.
In his new role, Wilwayco will lead the day-to-day business operations of one of the largest ADESA sale facilities in the country.
Wilwayco has nearly three decades of experience in various areas of the auto auction industry, from finance to business development, while holding several leadership positions. He served as general manager of Manheim Orlando for six years and as vice president of digital operations for Manheim Digital Marketplace.
Integrated Auction Solutions (IAS) announced the appointment of John Lilly as president.
Lilly will join IAS immediately and will have global responsibility for IAS AuctionMaster, IAS Simulcast, IAS Marketplace, IAS Core, and IAS Services.
Prior to joining Integrated Auction Solutions, Lilly was chief product officer at CDK Global Inc., and a line of business leader at Accenture, where he held various product, strategy, and business development roles.
DealShield's DS360 Return Guarantee is now available to subscribing dealers at Big Valley Auto Auction, Corpus Christi Auto Auction, Greater Milwaukee Auto Auction, Houston Auto Auction and San Antonio Auto Auction.
Through DealShield's integration with Edge ASI, Auction Edge's auction management software, clients can now have the same experience they have at Manheim operating locations.
DealShield's DS360 Guarantee allows a dealer to return a vehicle purchased at wholesale auctions for any reason within 21 days and 360 incremental odometer miles for a full refund of the vehicle purchase price and buy fee.
Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. announced the construction of a new facility near Seattle.
The new branch is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2018. It is located in Puyallup, Wash. – approximately 40 miles south of Seattle.
The new 140-acre branch consolidates the existing IAA Seattle and IAA Seattle South locations into one facility.
The new IAA facility will include a state-of-the-art Vehicle Inspection Center with covered vehicle inspection areas and ample space for on-site insurance customer staff.
Steve Lambert has been named president and CEO at Alliance Inspection Management (AiM).
Lambert will take office in Long Beach, Calif., on Dec. 4.
Lambert joins AiM from Nissan North America Inc., where he served as vice president of information systems, overseeing all of Nissan’s information systems and services across the Americas. At Nissan, he was also president, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. (NMAC) and responsible for all sales finance activity in North America, which included the oversight of Nissan Canada Finance and start-up Nissan Renault Finance Mexico.
Previously, Lambert served on AiM’s board of directors from 2005 to 2010. During his tenure as head of NMAC, the company used AiM’s off-lease inspection and floor plan audit services.
Lambert holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in business from BYU’s Marriott Graduate School of Management.
Auction Management Solutions (AMS) announced that earlier this month the firm has partnered with Richmond Auto Auction (RAA) for business development consulting.
In 1967, Dick and Pokey Motley began Motley’s Auctions in a Chester, Va., dairy barn. They continued operations over the years at several locations.
The Motley family businesses are now run by second-generation owner Mark Motley.
AMS was started by industry veterans Tom Stewart and Richard Curtis, who along with Jamye Carpenter, Cynthia Meyer and Shelly Frank, provide consulting and recruiting services to the automotive industry that includes independent auto auctions, service providers and vendors.
Adding this location brings the firm’s client list to 18 total locations.
Enterprise Holdings will honor 14 automotive auction partners from across the country with its 2017 Auction Achievement Awards.
This annual program recognizes auto auction partners for exceptional services that support Enterprise Holdings' efforts to remarket late-model, low-mileage, well-maintained rental and fleet vehicles to potential buyers.
Regional Enterprise Holdings teams present the awards to the auction partners in their area, in two categories: whole-car auctions and damaged-vehicle auctions. Recipients are recognized for exceptional performance in the areas of communication, customer service, marketing and reconditioning, operational success, and strategic planning.
The 2017 Auction Achievement Award winners in the whole-car category are:
ADESA Los Angeles (Orange, Calif.)
Manheim Central California (Roseville, Calif.)
Manheim Dallas (Irving, Texas)
Manheim Fredericksburg (Rockville, Md.)
Manheim Omaha (Davenport, Iowa)
Manheim San Diego (Orange, Calif.)
The 2017 Auction Achievement Award winners in the damaged-vehicle category are:
Dealers Auto Auction of the Rockies (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
IAA Atlanta (College Park, Ga.)
Manheim Dallas TRA (Irving, Texas)
Manheim NJ TRA (Wayne, Pa.)
Manheim Southern California TRA (Orange, Calif.)
Manheim Tampa TRA
Metro Salvage Pool (Davenport, Iowa)