MT. LAUREL, NJ – Automotive Resources International (ARI) hosted a dinner honoring six “Regional Auctions of the Year” for their excellent performance in 2006. The awards were presented to each winner based on 12 key performance criteria focused on sales, accuracy, timeliness and overall customer service.

“To be considered for the award, an auction must achieve an ‘outstanding’ score in each of our benchmarked categories,” said ARI Manager of Vehicle Remarketing Jennifer Schade. “Our remarketing team then provides written feedback on those auctions before we determine the winners.”

The 2006 winners are ADESA Long Island, Corry Auto Dealers Exchange, Charleston Auto Auction, Metro Milwaukee Auto Auction, 166 Auto Auction, and Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction. ADESA Long Island and Charleston were first-time winners in only their 3rd year with ARI. 166 Auto Auction and Brasher’s Northwest won for the second year in a row, while Metro Milwaukee and Corry Auto Dealers Exchange had won in prior years.

Each auction was represented by its fleet lease manager as well as other key personnel. Manheim, ADESA, and ServNet account executives also attended to help celebrate the superior performance of their respective auctions. Schade added, “The exceptional performance of each recipient truly represents ARI’s corporate philosophy of ‘Partners in Excellence’. We value the quality service the auctions provide and look forward to continued partnership with them to meet and exceed our mutual clients’ expectations in all areas of vehicle remarketing.”