DES PLAINES, IL – The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) has presented Wheels, Inc.'s President Jim Frank with its Circle of Excellence Award. The presentation took place March 8, and preceded the opening of the 2006 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

The IARA is an international organization focused on enabling members to assist, educate, and share knowledge with one another and with industry partners so that each member is empowered to achieve the fullest efficiency and most continued improvement possible in the commerce of selling vehicles through the marketplace.

Frank was honored for his significant contributions to the betterment of society and to the remarketing industry. As Wheels President and CEO, he has led the company through rapid growth and expansion in addition to holding multiple top industry posts including chairmanship of the American Automotive Leasing Association. Frank has also represented the leasing industry in Washington, D.C., and is an active Board member of multiple civic organizations.