Stanley’s Sponsor Inaugural Session

May 3, 2012

Randall McCathren, COO of Auction Academy, has announced that the owners of Carolina Auto Auction and Indiana Auto Auction will take the lead as executive sponsors of Auction Academy’s initial course offering which is set to begin in May.  The Next Generation Owner course, a two-year training and development program for the sons and daughters of today’s Independent auction owners, will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on May 4th and 5th.“We are very pleased to announce that Henry and Patty Stanley, industry leaders and owners of two of the country’s most successful independent auto auctions, will sponsor the first session of the Auction Academy,” said McCathren.  “The Stanleys are known for their tireless efforts on behalf of the auction industry and their commitment to building a strong future for the next generation of auction owners.  We appreciate their support for the Auction Academy and the participants in our first course … Continued

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McCathren To Head Auction Academy

May 3, 2012

Randall McCathren has been named COO of Auction Academy, a continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company (TPC) for professionals in the auction industry.  The announcement was made by Pierre Pons, TPC President.  McCathren will oversee the Auction Academy’s inaugural offering which begins in May:  the Next Generation Owner course, a two-year training and development program for the sons and daughters of today’s Independent auction owners.  McCathren brings more than 30 years of experience in the auto leasing industry to his new role with Auction Academy.  As President of BLC Associates, he is regarded as a national expert on consumer vehicle leasing and financing issues, with particular focus on vehicle remarketing, risk management, economic analysis and regulatory compliance. 

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Looking for Young Leaders

May 3, 2012

PROGRAM SEEKS AUCTIONS’ NEXT GENERATIONBy Jeffrey Bellant CHICAGO – Auction veterans and future leaders are being called to the classroom for a new venture dubbed Auction Academy.  Pierre Pons, President of remarketing consultancy TPC Management Co., introduced the plan during the recent National Auto Auction Association convention.  Pons said the idea came to him after talking with auction operators Lynn Weaver and Bob McConkey about how to train the next generation of auction leaders. The solution was a two-track program:  One will be the Auction Performance Group for auction owners and general managers, which will act like a traditional 20 group, Pons said. The second portion, called the Next Generation Leaders course, is what excites Pons. Read Full Press Release Here

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