Auction Academy’s Class Group 5 Prepares for Graduation; Registration now OPEN for Class 6!

March 11, 2019

FRANKLIN, Tennessee – Auction Academy, a continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company (TPC) for professionals in the auto auction industry, announced the completion of the 7th session of Class Group 5 in Detroit and looks forward to its final session and graduation at the 2019 CAR Conference in Las Vegas this spring. The Academy also took its popular Seminar Series on the road, making it available to the staff at BSC America’s Bel Air Auto Auction in Belcamp, Maryland.   Said Penny Wanna, Auction Academy President, “Class 5 has been the most Industry-aggressive group to-date with both the IARA CAR Certification and Safe T. Sam Certification added to our curriculum. Our students have worked diligently to complete their certifications during and in-between class sessions. We cover so much ground in our two-day sessions, and our 7th session in Detroit was one of our the busiest, yet best sessions … Continued

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Auction Academy Grads Take Top Posts at Country’s Auto Auctions

September 19, 2018

Auction Academy’s 5th Class nears the conclusion of its two-year course of study, preparing to meet in Detroit this fall for its final session and planning for its graduation during the Spring 2019 CAR Conference in Las Vegas. These class members look forward to taking their places in the auction industry at large, armed with the training and tools they need to succeed in the remarketing industry.  The precedent has beenPenny Wanna, President Auction Academyset, as Auction AcademyPresident Penny Wanna explains, noting the many previous Auction Academy graduates who have already taken the lead at a number of auto auctions across the country. “We frequently hear back from Auction Academy graduates, who tell us how much the program has contributed to a better understanding of the industry and helped prepare them to take on major responsibilities,” said Wanna.  “As we approach the final meeting of our 5th Class, we’re excited and inspired to see the number of … Continued

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Auction Academy Partners with IARA to Provide CAR Certification Training

February 9, 2018

FRANKLIN, Tennessee (Feb. 5, 2018) — IARA CAR Certification will now be included in Auction Academy’s two-year training curriculum, announced Penny Wanna, Academy President. The addition to the Academy’s course of study takes place immediately and is the outcome of IARA’s move to participate as a major sponsor of Auction Academy.  “Adding the CAR Certification training to our two-year course of study is a significant milestone for Auction Academy, and we are grateful to IARA for its sponsorship and support,” said Wanna. “CAR Certification is the gold standard for automotive remarketers, and this training will be an invaluable part of our curriculum. It will not only enhance the students’ understanding of the remarketing process but will elevate the skill set of our current and future class participants.” Penny Wanna, President, Auction Academy IARA’s Car Certification program addresses all steps of the remarketing process, starting with the consignment and grounding of the vehicle, through the completion of … Continued

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Auction Academy Launches 2018 Seminar Series with Expanded Course Offerings

January 18, 2018

FRANKLIN, Tennessee – Auction Academy, a continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company (TPC) for professionals in the auto auction industry, has announced the schedule for its 2018 Seminar Series program.Says Penny Wanna, President of Auction Academy, “Different from our two-year program, the Seminar Series offers one-day intensive sessions, with in-depth focus on a single specific topic or functional area. These sessions have become increasingly popular because we target the most important aspects of the auction industry with usable hands on information and applications.”Continued Wanna, “Holding to this strategy, we chose as the first topic area for 2018 the various aspects of Workplace Culture, specifically to include harassment of any type: physical, sexual, verbal or visual. Not only is this a timely subject, given what we see in the worlds of media, entertainment and government, but it is a critical subject with profound implications for the workplace in our industry.”Added Pauline Pons, Co-Founder of Auction Academy, “This … Continued

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Bel Air Auto Auction Plans Grand Opening Events at New Facility

August 25, 2017

Auction Day at BSC America’s Bel Air Auto Auction is about to change in a big way, as the company prepares to welcome customers to its all-new facility opening in near-by Belcamp, Maryland. After several years of planning and 24 months under construction, the new Bel Air Auto Auction facility will open its doors in September with a series of special events planned to commemorate the newest chapter in the Auction’s 70-year history. BSC America’s new Bel Air Auto Auction facility will open in September. Bel Air Auto Auction was founded in 1947 by Paige Richardson, who began selling vehicles in a former livestock auction facility. After many years in business, it was sold and later acquired to become part of BSC America’s business group, owned by the Nichols family – Raymond C. Nichols, along with his son, Charles, and daughter, Michelle.  Raymond Nichols, CEO of BSC America companies, said, … Continued

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