The 2002 "World Class Internet Auction of the Year" award was recently presented to Greger Roner, auction general manager of Atlanta Auto Auction, Atlanta, Georgia, by World Omni Financial Corp. and its CenterOne Financial Services division (World Omni/CenterOne). The award is based on a variety of factors, including volume sold, percent of certified vehicles, effective marketing campaigns and daily operational success and efficiency.

In presenting the award to Mr. Roner, Jay Hinchman, director of Remarketing for World Omni/CenterOne, stated, "We are pleased to be doing business with an auction that exemplifies such dedication and hard working associates and assists World Omni/CenterOne in continuously meeting its objectives and goals. This is the first year that Atlanta Auto Auction has received the Internet award.

Atlanta Auto Auction has been in business for more than 33 years and is a predominant force on the Internet for used vehicles. Located southwest of the city of Atlanta, its 18-lane auction sits on approximately 200 acres.