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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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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