ATLANTA – National Auto Auction Week carries extra meaning for Manheim and its employees this year, as 2010 marks Manheim’s 65th anniversary.

Sponsored by the National Auto Auction Association, National Auto Auction Week (Aug. 23-27) is intended to increase the public’s awareness of the auto auction industry and its contributions. Each of Manheim’s 81 locations within North America will participate in National Auto Auction Week.

“As we celebrate our 65th anniversary this year, National Auto Auction Week is a great time to reflect on the hard work that our employees are doing each day for our customers and their communities,” said Manheim president and CEO Dean Eisner. “Auctions play a vital role in the auto industry and we thank NAAA for recognizing their importance.”

A number of Manheim employees play active roles in NAAA, including association treasurer Mike Broe and Jay Cadigan, who is slated to be installed as NAAA’s new president at its annual convention in September.

Cadigan says his goals as NAAA president are focused on reaching out to young and inactive members to develop the next generation of leaders, providing opportunities for existing members to actively engage on meaningful issues and promoting the implementation of standards to increase customer confidence.

“There is tremendous benefit in auctions working together to provide customers with the services they need and to build their confidence in industrywide standards,” Cadigan said. “I look forward to joining with leaders from across the industry as we roll up our sleeves and work hard on behalf of the industry to increase our collective success.”