WAVERLY, NY - State Line Auto Auction recently honored Ray Canzler as the newest member of its 20-Year Club.
Canzler joins an exclusive group at State Line that includes nine members who have spent two decades or more working at the auction facility in Waverly, New York.
At 83, Canzler is not just one of the longest-term employees, but also being the oldest employee. Still going strong, he has no immediate plans to leave his post as one of State Line Auto Auction's dealer representatives.
Canzler's career manage to rub off his son, Mike, who joined his dad at the auction five years ago. Mike works as a dealer representative in the Scranton, Pa. area.
After a long career in the retail automotive business, Canzler retired as the general manager at a local dealership at age 62. His work as an auto dealer took him to several auto auctions in the region, and he remembers selling new cars to Harry Barber, Jeff Barber's (owner of State Line Auto Auction) father.
It wasn't long before Canzler went back to work, visiting dealers all over the Northeast to introduce them to the auction and register them as customers. Today he works in State Line's marketing department, calling dealers all over the country to keep them apprised of upcoming auction events, focusing on State Line's bi-weekly General Motors factory sales.
"There's nothing like an experienced employee for getting results, and Ray does an outstanding job for us getting customers to attend the auction," said Jeff Barber. "I appreciate his loyalty, admire his work ethic and value his years of experience. It's an honor for me to recognize him as member of State Line's 20-Year Club."
State Line Auto Auction is a founding member of ServNet, a premier group of independent auto auctions from across the United States. State Line Auto Auction is also a member of the National Auto Auction Association and uses the AutoIMS inventory management system.