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Consultants Add Auction Client

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:56

Auction Management Solutions Inc. announced it has partnered with Oklahoma Auto Exchange in Oklahoma City, Okla., for business development consulting. AMS, started by industry veterans Tom Stewart and Richard Curtis, provides consulting and recruiting services to the automotive industry that include independent auto auctions, service providers and vendors.  
This addition brings the group to 16 locations, including KASP Auto Auction, Columbus Fair Auto Auction, Greater Quad City Auto Auction, Rochester Syracuse Auto Auction, Greater Erie Auto Auction, DAA Chattanooga, DAA Murfreesboro, DAA Memphis, DAA Huntsville, DAA Mobile, Southeastern Auto Auction, Dealers Auto Auction of Idaho, 166 Auto Auction, All Valley Dealers Auction and Central Auto Auction.

America’s Adds Two More Auctions

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:58

America’s Auto Auction has announced the acquisition of two auction locations:  West Michigan Auto Auction in Parma, Mich. and Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction in Wayland, Mich.  
Both facilities were sold to America’s Auto Auction by Carl Miskotten, who will stay on as general manager of the two facilities.
The official date of the acquisition was April 1.   
America’s Auto Auction now has 21 locations.  Early this year, the firm acquired seven auctions from the Auction Broadcasting Company.
Owned by CEO Ben Lange and private equity firm Trinity Hunt Partners, America’s Auto Auction launched in 2006 with four auction facilities.
Miskotten started West Michigan 1997.  The auction joined ABC in 2000, but Miskotten regained sole ownership in 2008.
Miskotten has operated the I-94 Vehicle Auction since 2007.

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BSC America Taps Auction Vet for GM Position

Thursday, 06 April 2017 19:41

BSC America announced that industry veteran Eric Wagner had been named general manager of Tallahassee Auto Auction.

Wagner brings more than 30 years of auto auction experience to the role, having worked in both independent and corporate-owned auctions. Wagner’s career has taken him to auction markets in Detroit, Flint, Atlanta and more recently Daytona Beach where the Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association (FIADA) recognized him as the Auction Person of the Year.

 

KAR Names Chief Information Officer

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 13:53

KAR Auction Services Inc. announced that Thomas “Tom” Fisher has joined the company as executive vice president and chief information officer.
Fisher will be a member of the company’s senior leadership team reporting to Jim Hallett, chairman and CEO of KAR.
Fisher will be responsible for oversight of KAR’s information technology strategy, operations and activities. Working across KAR’s end-to-end remarketing platform, Fisher will design and implement an enterprise strategy that leverages KAR’s diverse technology assets to rapidly deploy the company’s data-driven customer insights and product solutions.
Prior to joining KAR, Fisher served as senior vice president of cloud operations and general manager at Genesys. Fisher previously served as chief services officer for Interactive Intelligence, a publicly traded, Indianapolis-based software and cloud developer recently acquired by Genesys.
Fisher graduated from Ohio University with degrees in biology and communications systems management before beginning his career as an IT analyst with Andersen Consulting and applications consultant at Cisco Systems.

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