ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, presented Dean Fumasi, auctioneer at Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction, with an ARI Auctioneer of Distinction award for his dedication to ARI and the dealers in the auction lane. Fumasi is one of only six auctioneers to receive this prestigious gavel award since its inception in 2011.

“Dean constantly promotes ARI and our online capabilities to provide quick answers to dealers, keeps them engaged during the sale, and truly drives the vehicle’s value in the auction lane,” commented Bob Graham, vice president, vehicle remarketing at ARI. “We have noticed Dean’s exceptional auctioneering skills for quite some time, and we believe he is truly deserving of this honor.”

To recognize this distinguished auctioneer partner, ARI Vehicle Remarketing Supervisor Jim Jackson traveled to Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction in Eugene, Oregon, to present the award to Fumasi live in the ARI auction lane. During the award presentation, buyers, auction staff and associated sellers cheered and applauded Fumasi’s achievement.

Fumasi first began auctioneering commercial livestock in 1981 and joined the Brasher’s auction family in the Sacramento, Northwest, and Portland locations thirty years ago. His experience includes auctioneering at commercial and purebred livestock, estate, farm, specialty and black tie charity auctions. According to Fumasi, his most memorable item sold was a pair of African ostrich for $80,000 at a purebred ostrich/emu auction.