Auction Academy Fields Second Class Group, Thanks Sponsors

October 1, 2012

Auction Academy announced this week the full enrollment of its Second Class Group, made up of representatives from 15 NAAA-member independent auctions. Randall McCathren, COO of Auction Academy reports that the group will progress as a Class with a two-year curriculum, meeting once a quarter. The first session is scheduled for November 29th in Nashville, TN.Randall McCathren, COO Auction AcademySays McCathren: “Auction Academy’s Second Class Group is geared toward existing auction managers and those on management tracks at their respective auction facilities. While our First Class Group, dubbed the ‘Sons and Daughters’ class, was composed of next generation leaders, we have intensified the curriculum for our Second Class, a group of sixteen students who are already at the general manger, assistant general manager, or department manager level at their independent auto auction.Participating in the Second Class Group are Kevin Mills (Plaza Auto Auction), Tommy Rogers (Carolina Auto Auction), Eric Autenrieth (Indiana Auto Auction),Chris Angelicchio … Continued

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Auction Academy Class Learns From the Best at Second Session

July 30, 2012

Auction Academy’s Inaugural Class Group (Next Generation Leadership), at the second training Session, held in Spokane WA in conjunction with DAA Northwest’s Rock & Roll Sale.Members of Auction Academy’s inaugural class got an inside look at one of the premiere events of the auction world, as the group met for its second training Session on July 16-18 in Spokane Washington. Held in conjunction with this year’s Rock & Roll Sale at DAA Northwest, which also Hosted the Session, the class members participated in extensive hands-on work at the auction in preparation for the two-day Rock & Roll Sale  – now in its 16th year and the largest promotional sale held at any auction in the country. The two-day event featured a consignment of over 3,500 vehicles and the band FOREIGNER as the musical guest.Auction Academy COO Randall McCathren reports that the class session included  field work at the auction site, along with a rigorous classroom curriculum, with topics … Continued

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Enrollment Opens for Fall 2012 Classes at Auction Academy

July 6, 2012

Auction Academy has announced that enrollment is now open for its Second Class Group, which is set to begin classes in the Fall of 2012.  Auction Academy is an industry-focused continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company.The Second Class Group is open to auction personnel from any NAAA member independent auction.  Class size is limited to 16 students.Randall McCathren, COO Auction AcademyAuction Academy provides a two-year training and development experience for automotive auction professionals, structured like an Executive MBA program. With faculty drawn from expert practitioners around the country, Auction Academy’s programs are designed to enhance essential skill sets, promote best practices, and yield better auction performance. The curriculum includes site visits, field trips and work with industry experts in all areas of auction operations.In addition to the Second Class Group, Auction Academy will simultaneously open enrollment to independent auto auction operators and financial executives who have interest in participating in … Continued

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Auction Academy Prepares for 2nd Session in Spokane, WA

July 6, 2012

Auction Academy’s inaugural class is preparing for its second training Session, set for July 16-18 in Spokane, Washington.  It will be held in conjunction with this year’s Rock & Roll Sale at DAA Northwest. This Class Group, dubbed the “Sons & Daughters” Group by Auction Academy COO Randall McCathren, the class will participate in extensive hands-on work at DAA Northwest in preparation for the auction’s two-day Rock & Roll Sale, the largest special promotion held at any auction in the country.Randall McCathren,COO Auction AcademyMcCathren reports that in addition to the field work at the auction site, the Session will also include a rigorous classroom curriculum, with topics on Leadership Assessments, Institutional Accounts (including the sale of Marine, RV and Specialty Vehicles), Succession planning, Condition Reports/ Vehicle Reconditioning, Dealer Funding/Floorplanning, and Technology with a presentation by management of the new Auction Edge initiative.“The Sons and Daughters Class was launched this Spring … Continued

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Auction Academy Launches Inaugural Class Session

May 16, 2012

Randall McCathrenAuction Academy, an industry-focused continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company, welcomed the Inaugural Class to its first quarterly session over the May 3-5 weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. Said Randall McCathren, COO of Auction Academy: “The first session exceeded our expectations in every aspect. The Next Generation Owner course, a two-year training and development program for the sons and daughters of today’s Independent auction owners, includes 16 students representing 14 independent auto auctions and one vendor company.  This group will move together as a cohesive class over the two-year curriculum, with classes held quarterly in different cities around the country.”Auction Academy’s Inaugural Class met in Nashville, Tennessee the first weekend in May. They are participating in a two-year MBA-type training and development program for the sons and daughters of independent auction owners.In planning and development for the better part of a year, Auction Academy was conceived with the urging and … Continued

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