Auction Academy Closes 2015 with Joint Session in Detroit

November 12, 2015

Auction Academy finished the 2015 academic year with a joint session of two Class Groups, which met in Detroit, Michigan on October 26-28.  Over 30 students and staff participated in an in-depth tour of Flint Auto Auction led by auction owners John Luce and Bill Williams.  In addition to a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of one of the most successful auctions in the country, students also met with members of the auction staff, and came away with a better understanding of how Flint Auto Auction, in its 63rd year, has become one of the nation’s premier remarketing centers for General Motors, Ally Financial, Credit Acceptance/VRS and a host of other accounts.The group went on to visit Detroit’s Renaissance Center, World Headquarters for General Motors, which included a session on factory vehicle sales led by Dan Kennedy of GM’s Remarketing Department, as well as a tour of ONSTAR.  Later that day the … Continued

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There’s a Lot to Say About Action Academy

February 12, 2015

THE TOP-LEVEL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE FOR AUCTION PROFESSIONAL“Auction Academy is a great way to build lasting relationships with people in our industry. Going behind the scenes of other auctions and fleet companies to see how these operations work was a valuable part of the program, and I have taken away a few things for each meeting that have helped me make our auction more profitable.”BRANDON DERRICKMemphis AAClass 3: Administration“Auction Academy’s curriculum, teachers, site visits, and peer camaraderie have all contributed to making me a more well-rounded and aware auction professional. Networking with industry veterans and other fellow auction professionals has been by far one of the most valuable benefits of the program.”WYATT CARTERSanford AutoDealers ExchangeClass 1: Next Generation“Having continued access to Auction Academy’s incredible staff and faculty, and the exposure to other auctions and industry partners have expanded my understanding of our industry. The knowledge I have gained and … Continued

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Auction Academy Follows Inaugural Class Graduation with Busy Quarter

July 7, 2014

June 26, 2014 On the heels of graduating its first Class Group (the “Sons & Daughters” Class) in March during the CAR Conference in Las Vegas,  Auction Academy reports a busy second quarter of 2014. Academy President Richard Curtis reports that Auction Academy launched its third Class Group in April, followed in May with a session at Southern Auto Auction for Class Group 3 (“Managers” Group).“In mid-April we launched our third Class Group, holding the opening session in Nashville, TN,” says Curtis.  “The first to address the group was industry veteran Tony Moorby, who highlighted his long career in the auction industry, which began in England and later included assignments as President/CEO of ADT Automotive and  as an executive with ADESA . The next day the class visited ADESA Nashville, where General Manager Dan Dietsch led an extensive tour of the facility, followed back at the classroom by Kevin Cullum of NMAC provided an overview … Continued

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Completes Program

April 9, 2014

The inaugural class of the Auction AcademyWednesday, Mar. 05, 2014, 03:00 PM UPDATED 1:28 PMBy Joe OverbyEditorLAS VEGAS – From Music City to the Pacific Northwest, from the East Coast to the Deep South, from the nation’s capital to the Lone Star State and the Motor City.And now to Las Vegas.The inaugural class of the Auction Academy, a two-year continuing education program developed by TPC Management Co. for auction industry professionals, has spent the last two years attending once-a-quarter sessions throughout the country and now is going through graduation at the NAAA/CAR/IARA event this week in Las Vegas.The inaugural class began attending sessions May 2012, and the students have interacted with National Auto Auction Association leadership, worked with auction management to put on a Rock&Roll Sale, learned the perspective of the dealer and automaker, and received best-practices training, just to name a few of their experiences.And the most recent session prior to … Continued

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Auction Academy Classes Visit Flint Auto Auction.

January 17, 2014

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014,Auction Academy, a continuing education program for auto industry professionals, held a joint class session in Detroit that featured visits to Flint Auto Auction and General Motors World Headquarters.The session included both current class groups — the Managers Group and the Next Generation/Sons and Daughters Group — for a combined total of 32 students, to close out the academy’s 2013 calendar year.“We had all been looking forward to the Detroit session and it proved to be every bit as valuable as we had anticipated,” said Richard Curtis, president of Auction Academy. “All participants had an opportunity for great exposure in each segment of the joint session.”Developed by TPC Management Co., the academy is structured like an Executive MBA program, with tracks for both the next generation and current auction leaders designed to enhance skill sets and promote best practices.The final session of the year included a discussion … Continued

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