A year ago, industry veterans Tom Stewart and Richard Curtis launched Auction Management Solutions Inc (AMS) to provide consulting services to the automotive industry.
This past year AMS has seen explosive growth in its core business, adding independent auto auctions, service providers, and vendors.
“Richard and I are humbled by the success we have achieved in such a short period of time”, Stewart said. “We started this firm to deepen relationships between consignors and our clients, and to illustrate that independent auctions can and will continue to provide all the services consignors have come to expect”.
AMS currently represents 17 auctions across 14 states, with new locations being added steadily. The latest addition is Rea Brothers’ Mid-South Auction in Pearl, Miss.
“We are confident that our new working relationship with AMS is going to provide real dividends for our auction,” , John Rea, the auction’s managing partner.
The main focus of AMS is to provide strategic business development services, with an emphasis on processes, profitability and exposure that aid in the growth and success of the client/partners. “It is our intent to keep our clients on the forefront of the automotive remarketing industry by maintaining a comprehensive and competitive suite of services”, Curtis said.
AMS recently announced the addition of two additions to their staff.
Jamye Carpenter was brought on board in April as vice president of business development.
More recently, Shelly Frank came on board. Frank birngs more than 25 years of experience in the auto finance and wholesale auto auction industry.
Frank previously served as loss mitigation operation manager of Fireside Bank, and as vice president of business development with North Bay Auto Auction. She continues to work with North Bay on projects as a consultant.
Frank has also been active in the Western Chapter of the National Auto Auction Association.
“Both of these women bring years of experience, a wealth of industry knowledge, and contribute diverse areas of expertise to the team, allowing AMS to provide all manners of service to our partners”, Stewart said.
“AMS looks forward to many successful years of working with our clients and providing services to, and for, the entire industry.”