Former NAAA President Passes Away Featured

By Staff Writer July 11, 2019

Former National Auto Auction Association president David J. Angelicchio died July 7 in Pittsburgh, Pa., after a long battle with cancer.

The recently retired chairman and chief executive officer of Pittsburgh Independent Auto Auction was 67.

Angelicchio served as NAAA president from 2010 to 2011. He was also chairman of the board and treasurer, as well as sitting on various committees.

Angelicchio was named to the NAAA Hall of Fame in 2017.

His efforts also included overseeing the first joint NAAA/CAR Conference and the major restructuring of the association from four autonomous zones into integrated regional chapters. He encouraged the establishment of standards for arbitration, wholesale certification and electronic condition reports that have now been universally adopted by the industry.

Angelicchio started in the car business as a detailer and car jockey at his uncle Clo Angelicchio's auto dealership. He continued detailing cars and installing vinyl roofs between classes to pay his way through St. Vincent College.

Angelicchio graduated with a degree in accounting and worked as a certified public accountant for several years at major corporations. In 1996, he rejoined his uncle at the family-owned D-A Auto Auction, where Angelicchio took over as general manager.

The auction was eventually renamed Pittsburgh Independent Auto Auction and then sold to ADESA in 2015.

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