CHARLESTON, SC – American Auto Auction Group, LLC (AAAG), introduced the management teams at its flagship auction properties Charleston Auto Auction in Charleston, S.C., and Rea Brothers’ Mid-South Auto Auction in Pearl, Miss. Industry veterans Keith Lelux and Steve Simon launched the auction group in January of this year, and maintain corporate headquarters in Charleston, S.C.
AAAG Founder and COO Keith Lelux announced that AAAG has promoted Laura Taylor to the position of General Manager and Bill McCready to Assistant General Manager at Charleston Auto Auction. Chris Wise will continue in his position as National Remarketing Manager.
"Laura, Bill, and Chris have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to personalized customer service, and have been an inspiration to our customers and our employees for many years,” stated Lelux. “I am proud that they will serve on our team as GM, Assistant GM, and National Remarketing Manager, respectively.”
Twenty-year industry veteran Laura Taylor has an extensive background in auction office management, sales management, title processing, accounting and auction software operations, and has been part of Charleston Auto Auction’s management team since 2004.
“I am honored and excited to lead our great team at Charleston Auto Auction as we continue to provide our dealers with the excellent service they have come to expect from us,” said Taylor.
Bill McCready has worked in the automotive industry since graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in business and marketing. From his early days as a leasing consultant for a Cadillac franchise in Pennsylvania where he was awarded the General Motors Mark of Excellence, to his position as e-Commerce Manager and then Marketing Manager at Charleston Auto Auction, Bill has honed his skills in auction advertising, sales, dealer registration, online sales and sale-day operations, and has earned the respect of the auction’s dealers and team members alike.
“Working with Keith Lelux for these past four years has been like getting your PHD in the auction industry,” said McCready. “I am thrilled to be working side by side with Laura Taylor to continue to grow the auction. Superior customer service has made us a national award-winning auction, and I am proud to be part of this team.”
Chris Wise, the first person in the nation to be designated a Certified Auto Remarketer will continue in his position as National Remarketing Manager for Charleston Auto Auction. A 28-ear veteran of the automotive industry, Chris has been a valuable member of the Charleston auction team since 2003.
“It’s a true pleasure to be able to say that I love my job, my company and my customers,” said Wise. “I am so very proud to be part of the Charleston Auto Auction team, and to continue to expand our business under the AAAG banner.”