Akron Auto Auction's Chad Bailey will take over as president of the National Auto Auction Association for the 2018-2019 term during the association's conference in November.
The association has been led by Warren Clauss as president over the past year.
"The NAAA has been a vital force in contributing the heath and success of the industry, so I feel it is important to give something back," Bailey told ServNet. "What I have found by participating in the Association is that you're right there when problems surface and solutions are found. In the end, it helps your business — our business — our industry."
Bailey is a third-generation auction owner who leads an organization that has been led in the past by Henry Stanley of Carolina Auto Auction and Indiana Auto Auction, Raymond Nichols of BSC America, and Bob McConkey of the McConkey Auction Group.
In other news, ServNet has named two new board members for two-year terms, including Ryan Clark and Matt Fetter. Clark is the director of the Greater Rockford Auto Auction and Fetter is the president of Clark County Auto Auction. They joined the board at SerNet's owners meeting in October in Chicago.
As Clark and Fetter joined the board, Ashley Dietze and Steve DeLuca left their roles. Other ServNet leaders include Beth Barber, a director from State Line Auto Auction); John Poteet, treasurer from Louisiana's 1st Choice Auto Auction; Bruce Beam, vice president from Dealers Auto Auction of Oklahoma City; Eric Autenrieth, president from Carolina Auto Auction and Indiana Auto Auction); and Kevin Brown, chairman from Missouri Auto Auction.
"We're seeing a shift to next generation ownership in the independent auction community and are particularly gratified to see the benefits it brings to the ServNet auction group," Autenrieth said. "Matt and Ryan bring the perspective and values embedded in long-running and successful family-owned auctions to the table, along with fresh and forward-looking ideas that will shape our group and the industry."