Stanley Recognized for Role in Auto Remarketing Industry
Stanley, ServNet auction owner and ServNet's president-elect, has
been honored as one of the 2013 Women in Remarketing.
An annual tradition at Auto Remarketing and sponsored by Ally
Auto Remarketing, the Women in Remarketing program honors a class
taking on a wide array of leadership opportunities within the
industry and the community.
of Carolina Auto Auction and Indiana Auto Auction, Patty Stanley has
been an outstanding contributor to the remarketing community and the
auction industry for more than four decades. After working in the
banking industry for 18 years, she and her husband Henry Stanley
purchased Capital Auto Auction in Columbus, Ohio in 1969, which they
sold to GE Credit in 1987. They purchased the Fort Knox Auto Auction
in 1990, renaming it the Carolina Auto Auction. In 2007, the
Stanley's auction family expanded with the purchase of the
Indiana Auto Auction in Fort Wayne, IN.
the auction, Patty manages office operations, exercising a
prodigious talent for streamlining processes and implementing best
practices. A recent innovation is the auction's online department,
which she designed to build rapport and extend customer service to
buyers and sellers who may never attend an auction in person. Two
members of the auction team work in that department to increase
sales with online consignment as well as providing customers with
online training, pre-sale information, transportation services and
focus on customer service, consistency and operational excellence
has shaped the success of both Carolina and Indiana Auto Auctions,
both of which have been frequently cited for superior performance by
the national remarketing community. Since 2005, Carolina Auto
Auction has been named top auction in the nation five times for
BB&T and four times for FISERV/RSA. In its first year of
eligibility, Indiana Auto Auction placed second in RSA's rankings in
2011, following up in 2012 as #1 in the nation. In 2012 rankings,
Carolina Auto Auction has been named Auction of the Year for Donlen,
best top auction in the region for ARI, and top performer in
customer service and operational excellence for FISERV.
dedication to the business of buying and selling vehicles extends to
the industry as well. She has served as the NAAA's Southern Zone President
as well a member of the Association's Board of Directors, and has chaired the Convention Committee multiple times. She is
currently ServNet's vice president and will begin a two-year term as
the group's president later this year.
is also known for her commitment to building a strong future for the
next generation. She has not only worked hard to establish the
NAAA's Warren G. Young Scholarship Foundation, but, with her husband
Henry, also founded two of its annual scholarships. She and Henry
also took the lead as executive sponsors of the newly-formed Auction
Academy, which is designed to train the next generation of auction
Patty: "Ours is an amazing industry, one that is built on
strong relationships and a true feeling of family. We have second
and third generations coming through our industry now, and both
Henry and I feel that it is vital to donate both time and money as a
way to give back to the industry."
Patty describes her work as owner of two successful independent auto
auctions as a 24/7 endeavor, she does enjoy her life outside of the
business. Among her favorite pastimes are golfing, boating,
traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
is one of 13 members of the 2013 class of Women in Remarketing.
Women in Remarketing honorees in past years include Cynthia
Mitchell, feet/lease manager at BSC America's Bel Air Auto Auction,
and Stephanie Gingras, general manager at DAA of the Southwest.
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