David Andrews, CEO of City Enterprises, LLC announces that Dealer’s Auto Auction is sending 15 of their employees to the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Certified Automotive Remarketer (CAR) Program.
The IARA CAR Program offers a 20-course curriculum scheduled within a five-unit series covering all aspects of the vehicle remarketing profession. “The IARA provides us with a number of valuable education forums and initiatives that benefit auctions and remarketers alike. I believe that it is our responsibility as owners and operators to take advantage of this opportunity to educate those within our fields, and that this certification will ultimately strengthen our industry.”
Before signing up for any of the curriculum modules offered in the CAR program (Remarketing Channels, Pre-Sale Activities, Actual Sale Activities, Post-Sale Activities and Legal, Ethics and Terminology), candidates must have a minimum of three consecutive years experience in the vehicle remarketing industry. IARA Executive Director Tony Long asserts, “The IARA certification program provides its’ candidates the opportunity to achieve higher levels of industry knowledge through a comprehensive program that encompasses all aspects of the remarketing industry.”
Mark Hopkins, National Fleet Lease Manager with Dealer’s Auto Auctions will be supervising the IARA certification process for the DAA attendees that include: David Andrews, Steven McCarter, Amanda Hutchens (DAA Corporate); Al Praitano, Rob Brooks, Lauren Taylor (DAA Mobile); Missy McCormack, Rusty Rowan (DAA Huntsville); Nicki McCoy (DAA Murfreesboro); Christi Willis, Susan Perkins, Melisha Melton (DAA Memphis); Donna Phillips, Casey Tuggle, Brittney Thigpen, Karen McKinney (DAA Chattanooga).
International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA), was created in 2001 in response to a realization by several vehicle remarketing organizations that this multi-billion dollar per year industry had no direct representative organization. The IARA conducts two semiannual Roundtable industry meetings, one of which is in conjunction with a national remarketing conference. Further information is available at www.iaraonline.org .
City Enterprises, LLC, is the Management Company and parent entity of City Auto Sales, LLC, Dealer’s Auto Auctions group, City Direct, Connect1Recovery, City Leasing and City Auto Finance. The Dealer’s Auto Auction group is comprised of DAA Memphis, DAA Murfreesboro, DAA Huntsville, DAA Mobile and DAA Chattanooga. City Enterprises, LLC employs over 650 people, with future expansion plans for additional Dealer’s Auto auctions, City Auto Sales and City Auto Finance locations throughout the Southeast. Further information is available at www.dealersauto.com.