The owners of the 32 ServNet Auctions traveled to Chicago in early October for a three-day event that included the Fall Owners' Meeting and Meet the Owners luncheon with Chicago-area commercial accounts.
Day one encompassed the Owners' Business Meeting during which the members confirmed a planned transition in leadership, with Patty Stanley taking the helm as ServNet's president for the next two years. Stanley is co-owner of two ServNet auction facilities: Carolina Auto Auction and Indiana Auto Auction. She had most recently served as the group's vice president, and has also served as both director and treasurer.
R. Charles Nichols, owner of Bel Air Auto Auction and Tallahassee Auto Auction, assumes responsibilities as the group's Chairman of the Board having completing a two year term as President. Further Kevin Brown, owner of Missouri Auto Auction retained his duties as Treasurer while adding Vice President to his officer rolls.
On the Board of Directors side, Doug Doll (KCI Auto Auction) completed his term as Director and two new Directors were elected to the Board: David Blake (Auto Auction of New England) and Ben Brasher (Brasher's West Coast Auto Auctions).
ServNet's executive staff joined the ServNet auction owners in thanking Jeff Brasher (Brasher's Reno Auto Auction) for his many years of service on ServNet's board of directors. Since 2007 he has served as a Director, Vice President, President and, most recently, as Chairman of the Board.
Said Pierre Pons CEO of ServNet Auctions: "ServNet's leadership team is based on a two-year-in-office structure and we are very pleased to announce the leadership slate going into the Fall of 2013 led by Patty Stanley.Patty takes over the President's role after having worked closely with Charles Nichols over the past two years, which has enabled the organization to maintain continuity in initiatives such as analytics and other customer facing programs."
Pons explained that the meetings in Chicago also included Roundtable Client Advisory Breakout Sessions with the nation's leading commercial leasing companies. Heads of remarketing from Emkay, Wheels, Inc., Donlen, ARI, and Merchants Leasing all participated in the advisory sessions on the second day of meetings. The ServNet owners also heard presentations by industry expert Charlie Vogelheim; Auction Edge CEO David Weld, and Research Analyst John Healy of Northcoast Research.
The events were capped with the Meet the Owners luncheon attended by additional personnel from Emkay and Wheels and during which ServNet member Henry Stanley was recognized for his recent election to the NAAA Hall of Fame and Patty Stanley was recognized for having been chosen one of the Outstanding Women in Remarketing.
The ServNet Auction Group is a network of America's best strategically located independently-owned wholesale auto auctions. Since 1988, ServNet member auctions have been working together to provide a full range of remarketing services to its customers, including the best auctioneers, inspections, reconditioning, transportation assistance and inventory financing. The ServNet Auction Group is managed by TPC Management with headquarters in Franklin, Tenn.