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Dave Angelicchio has become the newest member of the National Auto Auction Association Hall of Fame. The recently retired chairman and chief executive officer of Pittsburgh Independent Auto Auction, which was acquired by ADESA in 2015, was inducted at NAAA's 69th annual convention.Angelicchio served in various executive positions at NAAA, including president, chairman of the board and treasurer.Membership in the Hall of Fame, established in 1968, recognizes individuals whose long-term service to the auto auction industry and NAAA has contributed improvements to remarketing as a whole, has worked with the trade organization to benefit its members and has consistently followed the high standards of the association's Code of Ethics. NAAA represents more than 340 auction members and 100 associate members in North America.
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:47

NAAA Names Auction of the Year

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.
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Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:40

NAAA Honors Brasher as Pioneer

The National Auto Auction Association has named auto auction veteran Larry F. Brasher a pioneer of the industry for his achievements and contributions to the remarketing profession. The honor was presented to the former owner and chief executive officer of West Coast Auto Auctions during NAAA's 69th annual convention. This Industry Pioneer Award, given to those who have worked in the wholesale motor vehicle industry and/or NAAA, recognizes an individual who has innovated or enhanced methods of improving services to remarketers through NAAA member auctions; has championed NAAA member auctions as providing services for motor vehicle remarketers unavailable from any other source; and has consistently followed the standards of the NAAA Code of Ethics. The NAAA represents more than 340 auction members and 100 associate members in North America. He’s also one of the founders in 1987 of the ServNet Auction Group that created a network of independent auto auctions strategically located across the country working together to provide customers with the latest in services and technologies.Brasher has the distinction of being the first son of a former NAAA president and Hall of Fame member to hold the same office and join that illustrious group. Elected president in 1989 and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005, Brasher followed in the footsteps of his father Frank, who served in the top executive post from 1973 to 1974 and entered the Hall of Fame in 1987.
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Monday, 09 October 2017 20:22

Midwest Chapter Wins NAAA PAC Cup

The Midwest Chapter of the National Auto Auction Association has won the NAAA Political Action Committee PAC Cup Challenge for the first time after contributing $10,000. The PAC Cup will be awarded to the Midwest Chapter Board of Directors during the NAAA/NRC Convention in La Quinta, Calif.Five years ago, the National Auto Auction Association created its own political action committee (NAAAPAC). The PAC Cup Challenge is designed to spur fundraising efforts. The name of that regional chapter will be engraved on a large trophy to honor the members’ efforts. This year more than $30,000 was raised nationally.
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:22

NAAA Honors Midwest Auction

Clark County Auto Auction (CCAA) has been named the National Auto Auction Association’s 2017 Midwest Chapter Auto Auction of the Year for its outstanding public service. The Jeffersonville, Ind., business was chosen for its 35 years of giving back to the community, which includes the recent donation of its former five-acre site and 14,000-square-foot facility to the local school system. The auction will be one of four finalists representing NAAA’s Eastern, Midwest, Southern and Western chapters competing for the top honor of NAAA’s Auto Auction of the Year Award for Excellence in Community Service. Each of the contenders will be recognized at the association’s annual convention in November with a crystal trophy. They will also get a photo in NAAA’s member publications and $5,000 payable to a charity of the auction’s choice. Since 1982 the CCAA’s 73 employees have raised funds and volunteered time in support of such nonprofit projects as an annual children’s holiday party, a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, youth sports, historic preservation, employment for those with learning disabilities and numerous other community programs amounting to countless hours and more than $2.5 million. Greater Clark County Schools nominated the auction to receive the award for the contribution of its property worth more than $2 million. Named after the CCAA’s late co-founder, the Mark Fetter Center for Professional Learning furnishes space for training 750 teachers as a major component in the school system’s transition to the Ford Next Generation Learning model.
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Monday, 14 August 2017 21:56

Canadian Sale Earns NAAA Honors

ADESA Winnipeg has been named for the second consecutive year the National Auto Auction Association’s 2017 Eastern Chapter Auto Auction of the Year for its outstanding public service. The Manitoba, Canada, business was chosen for its tireless volunteer efforts that includes employees planning, piloting and participating in more than 55 events to raise over $3.5 million for a variety of regional causes.The auction will be one of four finalists representing NAAA’s Eastern, Midwest, Southern and Western chapters competing for the top honor of NAAA’s “Auto Auction of the Year Award for Excellence in Community Service.” Each of the contenders will be recognized at the association’s annual convention in November with a crystal trophy. They will also get a photo in NAAA’s member publications and $5,000 payable to a charity of the auction’s choice.
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:58

KAR, NAAA Partner for Safety Training

KAR Auction Services Inc. will host the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) Safety Day. The event will take place at the company’s ADESA Boston auction location on July 25. Leaders from NAAA member auctions across the country will convene to learn, listen and exchange best practices and ideas for how the industry can better and more proactively address safety risks.All NAAA member auctions are invited and encouraged to attend Safety Day, but space is limited to the first 75 registrants. Leaders from KAR and ADESA Boston will be on hand to demonstrate their auction safety protocols. Participants will also tour the ADESA Boston facility to see some of the physical design elements KAR has implemented to improve safety. The agenda will also feature presentations on OSHA’s 10-hour course to improve industrial workplace safety and NAAA’s safety certification program.KAR and NAAA have partnered since 2015 to make KAR’s Safe T. Sam program available at no cost to all NAAA member auctions. The program guides auction employees through a comprehensive series of safety training modules to reduce auction risks. Safe T. Sam, KAR’s safety program mascot, will also be onsite at the event.
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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 23:05

NAAA Marks Safety Milestone

More than 7,000 people in the wholesale auto auction industry have become safety certified in the 14 months since the National Auto Auction Association launched its free, online safety training program.NAAA's Auction Safety Certification and Lane Safety Training instructional series promote greater safety awareness and accident prevention through short educational videos. One significant aspect is its multi-tiered structure with courses aimed at both full- and part-time auction employees.NAAA created the "100% Safety Certified Award" to encourage participation and recognize auctions that have had their entire workforce successfully complete the program.In the NAAA Auction Safety Certification course, staff members view a series of 12 short videos and take a brief quiz at the end of each one. The entire course can be done in about an hour. Temporary agency drivers take the 20-minute NAAA Lane Safety Training course and test, after which a certificate is emailed directly to them and the auction that requested the instruction. Certifications must be renewed annually.
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Friday, 30 June 2017 01:00

NAAA Looks into Future

The National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) announced the retention of noted automotive industry consultant Glenn Mercer to undertake a 10-year look ahead into the future of wholesale auto auctions.NAAA has concluded that it is in the best interests of its members to provide them with objective and informed research into how these and other changes might affect their future prospects. Armed with such research, members will be better equipped to revise and update their business plans.An experienced auto-industry consultant, Mercer will create a 10-year forecast for the auction industry, based on wide-ranging interviews with industry participants and research into changes in the industry's supply, demand, and technology environments.
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Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:57

NAAA Takes Auctions to Capitol Hill

The National Auto Auction Association brought the sights, sounds and excitement of an auto auction to Capitol Hill recently, complete with auctioneer, eight colorful quarter-scale cutouts of vehicles and stacks of crisp "NAAA bucks" for bidding.For the staffers and legislative aides of the Senate Automotive Caucus members filling the Russell Office Building conference room, the mock auction was an interactive part of NAAA's effort to educate policymakers about the wholesale auto auction business and the vital role auctions play in both the auto industry and the nation's economy.Prior to the lively sales day simulation, NAAA presented a new 30-minute video it produced depicting the entire auction process, from vehicles arriving via transport truck, inspection, check-in, repair, painting and reconditioning, photo booth and sale staging to sales day bidding, and check out. The film also emphasized the credentialing of wholesale dealers.Attending the session were staff from the offices of caucus members Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. James Risch (R-ID), and Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL). In addition, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), chairman of the congressional Joint Economic Committee, sent representatives.NAAA hosted a reception following the event where the legislative aides had an opportunity for more in-depth discussions with NAAA members. Those included ADESA's Paul Lips, Heather Greenawald, Elizabeth Murphy and Warren Clauss (NAAA President-elect); Cox Automotive's Craig Amelung and Karyn Wrye; and Independent Auction Group Co-chair Charlotte Pyle.In addition to Heon, Sante Esposito, president of lobbying firm Key Advocates Inc., and NAAA Chief Executive Officer Frank Hackett accompanied the delegation.
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