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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Penny Wanna Named President of Auction Academy

March 8, 2017

Franklin, TN – Auction Academy, the top level training and development experience for auto auction industry professionals, announced today that Penny Wanna has been promoted to the post of President of Auction Academy.  Wanna has been involved with the Academy program since its inception in early 2012 and most recently served as Vice President of Administration.Says Auction Academy’s Vice President and Co-Founder, Pauline Pons: “From the beginning Penny has beenPenny Wanna President, Auction Academy 100% vested in Auction Academy, and she has been instrumental in the growth of the Academy program.  The Academy courses we offer today are a direct outcome of her contributions and organization.”Added Academy CEO and Co-Founder President Pierre Pons, “Without a doubt, Penny is the heart and soul of Auction Academy, a fact which can be attested to by all four Class Groups that have graduated to date as well as all the Speakers and Sponsors who have supported … Continued

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AA finishes 2016 with Class Graduation and Seminar Session

January 5, 2017

Auction Academy Closes 2016 with Class Graduation and Completion of Seminar SeriesAuction Academy finished the 2016 academic year the graduation of its 4th Class Group, and the 4th session of its recently expanded Seminar Series, reports Auction Academy CEO Pierre Pons.“We are delighted to congratulate the members of our 4th Class Group, who gathered for their final training session and graduation from Auction Academy’s two-year program in Las Vegas during the NAAA/NRC conference at the Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas,” said Pons.   The Auction 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.Pons reports that Auction Academy has opened registration for Class Group 5 of the two-year … Continued

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