MT. ARLINGTON, NJ — Vehicle grading scales and performance benchmarking discussions will highlight the next International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Roundtable, scheduled for Feb. 16 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

According to an announcement by Matt Marks, IARA executive director, Dave Langley, national manager of vehicle remarketing for American Honda Financial Services, will moderate the Grading Scale Roundtable and Scott Kolb, president of SKI Group, will moderate the Remarketers/Auction Panel on Creating Partnerships. Stuart Angert, CEO of RSA Solutions, will moderate the Performance Benchmarking Roundtable.

Frank Hackett, executive director of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA), will be the luncheon speaker. The panel discussion entitled Creating Partnerships will include Nick Peluso of Manheim, Don Elliott of ADESA, Joe Pyle of Mountain States Auto Auction, Carl Scandura of Toyota Finance, Darrin Aiken of Wheels, and Lynn Wolver of Bank One.

Co-located with the Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) 2005, the IARA Roundtable meeting begins at noon with the Circle of Excellence Award Luncheon, followed by Roundtable discussions. The auction/remarketers' panel discussing “Creating Partnerships” will conclude the event.

“The IARA Roundtable conference is valuable for professionals involved in a variety of fleet-related industries, including auction management, fleet lease management, leasing, banking, manufacturing, remarketing services and technology, rental car, vehicle inspection and valuing, and used-car sales,” said Marks.

Event Schedule

Wed. Feb. 16

10 AM: Board member meeting

Noon: Luncheon plus industry speaker

2-4 PM: Roundtable Sessions (Performance Benchmarking and Uniform Grading Scale)

4 PM: Creating Partnerships: A panel discussion of remarketers and auction representatives

5 PM: CAR 2005 Reception in Exhibit Hall

For further information on the Roundtable conference, visit the IARA Web site,