Auction Academy Opens Virtual Classroom for Training Through End of Year

July 9, 2020

Auction Academy has launched a virtual classroom for the remainder of 2020 for its current Class 6 Group, reports Auction Academy President, Penny Wanna. The Group’s previously-scheduled quarterly meetings for 2020 will be replaced by monthly virtual sessions, beginning June 22nd. In-person/on-site training and education sessions will resume in February of 2021.“Due to the COVID19 Pandemic and its many effects on our daily lives, Auction Academy has made the difficult decision to not host any in-person sessions for the rest of 2020,” said Wanna, who notes that the change comes half-way through the Class Group’s original two-year Course Syllabus. “The remaining foursessions will be scheduled on a quarterly basis in 2021.” Wanna reports that although students and staff will not meet in its traditional in-person format, Auction Academy is taking measures to continue the Class Group’s momentum, stay connected and provide the current students with a learning environment. A Virtual … Continued

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Auction Academy Completes First Session of 2020 with Facility Tours and Instruction

March 30, 2020

FRANKLIN, Tennessee – Auction Academy, a career-continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company (TPC) for professionals in the auto auction industry, announced that its current 2-year Class Group, Class 6, met together on February 27-29, 2020 for the 4th of 8 training and education sessions. Launched in May of 2019, the 6th Class Group convened in Birmingham, Alabama, where they were hosted by Tom and Cathy Adams for dinner in their home that also included an opening session headed by Chuck Redden of AutoTec.The next morning the group toured two auction facilities — ADESA Birmingham, and America’s Birmingham Auto Auction – where auction GM’s Ed Burton (ADESA) and Russ Sapp (America’s) gave thorough tours of their facilities and sat with the class for Q&A. That afternoon, the group gathered at Auction Insurance Agency/AutoTec Group headquarters for presentations and discussions with John McElrath and Jamye Carpenter of AutoCheck Auctions, Ben … Continued

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Auction Academy Students and Alumni Stand Out During Used Car Week

December 20, 2019

Members of Auction Academy’s six Class Groups are making an impact on their companies and the remarketing industry, taking the skills they have learned and the knowledge they have gained to take their places as strong, visionary leaders. Auction Academy’s President Penny Wanna points to the many members of current Class Group and Academy Alumni who were singled out for honors during 2019 Used Car Week in Las Vegas. “Since Auction Academy’s founding in 2013, some of the remarketing world’s best and brightest have been included on our class rosters, and they are not only making their marks on the operations of their own companies but are being recognized by the industry for their achievements,” said Wanna.“We were delighted to note how many Auction Academy’s current students and alumni were among those honored during Used Car Week.” Included in the 2019 Class of 40 Under 40 were nine Auction Academy’s … Continued

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Auction Academy Holds Training in Spokane and Baltimore, Reveals Plans for 2020

December 18, 2019

Auction Academy’s Class Group 6 met for training in Spokane, Washington on July 22-25, in conjunction with DAA Northwest’s Rock & Roll Sale, and in Baltimore, Maryland on September 23-25 where they were hosted by BSC America’s Bel Air Auto Auction.Both sessions began with IARA CAR Certification Testing, and Auction Academy’s President Penny Wanna notes that since the Group’s 1st meeting in May of 2019, more than 50% of the class is now fully CAR certified. “CAR Certification is the gold standard for automotive remarketers, and this training is an invaluable part of our curriculum,” said Wanna. “It not only enhances the students’ understanding of the remarketing process but elevates the skill set of our class participants.” Members of the current Class Group who have been certified this year include Brent Wesner, Kevin Mitchell, Alison Spangler, John Capecci, Mere Rangel, Nikki Liebler, Trevor Schroerlucke, Roxanne Elliott, Felicia Rawles, Katie Alombro, … Continued

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Auction Academy Launches 6th Class Group with Training and Tours in Nashville

June 21, 2019

FRANKLIN, Tennessee — Auction Academy, a continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company (TPC) for professionals in the auto auction industry, launched its 6th Class Group with training in Nashville, Tennessee on May 16-18. 2019. The two-day Session was the first in the two-year program for the new class, and included classroom training as well as auction facility tours and meetings with key auction personnel for in-depth discussions about auction operations. Opening the session was Pierre Pons of Auction Academy who welcomed the group, and Tony Long, who introduced IARA CAR Certification, which continues to be a significant component of Auction Academy’s curriculum. Academy President Penny Wanna, who is herself IARA CAR Certified, administered the first phase of certification for the group and will oversee each students progress. Julie Warpool, Senior Vice President, Auction Systems for Auction Edge was on hand to roll out the first of eight training … Continued

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