Two key personnel at Rangeline Auto Auction have been promoted, reports auction General Manager Jamie McCollum. Travis Naughton will handle new responsibilities as the facility’s operations manager and Kevin Brown will head up the sales department as the sales manager.

Naughton joined Rangeline Auto Auction in its inaugural year, 2000, in an operational capacity, but was soon transferred to the sales department, where his organizational and customer service skills contributed to a growth rate of 30 percent in overall consignments and a 10 percent conversion increase. As the operations manager, he will oversee transportation, reconditioning, facilities, security and parking.

Kevin Brown has worked for Rangeline since December of 2000 in the sales department han-dling new car stores and municipal accounts. His efforts have resulted in business from the Missouri Department of Transportation, OATS and the City of Columbia, all of which regularly sell vehicles at the auction.