ServNet Marks 30th Anniversary Year ServNet celebrates a collective milestone in 2018 -- 30 years as the industry's "premier network of independent auto auctions cooperating together to strengthen and build relationships." What began as small group of independent auction owners wanting to share marketing strategies has undergone tremendous growth and change over three decades, evolving into a major force in the remarketing industry, setting the standard for service, efficiency and innovation in the auction selling environment.
ServNet has announced that it has expanded its scholarship program, which was unveiled in 2016 and is designed to help ServNet auction employees and their families pursue the dream of higher education. The ServNet Scholarship program assists full-time ServNet auction employees, their children, stepchildren and grandchildren who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. This year up to ten (10) awards will be given: five awards of $2,500 to students attending a four-year college or university, and five awards of $1,500 for students attending a two-year college or vocational-technical school.
ServNet's President, Eric Autenrieth, has announced that Clark County Auto Auction has been named the newest member of the independent auction group. Led by Matt Fetter, the company's president, Clark County Auto Auction is located in Jeffersonville, Indiana and serves dealers in the Southern Indiana, and into the Kentucky (Louisville) market areas.
ServNet auctions take a break from the business of bringing buyers and sellers together in the auction lane to focus on those needing a helping hand. The causes are as varied as the auctions themselves: from benefits for orphans and the homeless to help for children with medical needs and veterans injured in the line of duty. Benefiting local, national, even global charities, auction owners, employees, and their customers open their hearts and their pockets at fund-raising efforts across the country.
As ServNet owners, we celebrate a collective milestone as we mark the New Year: 30 years as the industry’s “premiere network of independent auto auctions working together to strengthen and build relationships.” What began as a group of 10 independent auction owners wanting to share marketing strategies has undergone tremendous growth and change over three decades, evolving into a major force in the remarketing industry, setting the standard for service, efficiency and innovation in the auction selling environment.
ServNet owners will gather in early October for the group’s Fall Owners’ Summit, and for the first time in a decade will hold a structured Client Advisory Meeting with a newly selected group of executives from the national remarketing community.
On Thursday, September 14th, BSC America opened the doors to its new Bel Air Auto Auction facility in the Riverside Business Park at 4805 Philadelphia Road, Belcamp, Maryland. That morning, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, with several other county and elected officials, joined the Nichols family in front of the lanes where a formal ribbon cutting event preceded the first auction at BSC's new facility, where cutting edge technology will provide the support to its substantially expanded ten bay auction building.
Bruce Beam has returned to Dealers Auto Auction of Oklahoma City (DAA/OKC) as the auction’s general manager, armed with the experience he has gained from working both sides of the auction block. Beam held the post of general manager when he left DAA/OKC in 2012 to work for Express Credit Auto, the largest buy here-pay here operation in Oklahoma.
ServNet auctions work ceaselessly to meet the demands of the marketplace. But those efforts take on a special form during the summer months when hammer blows and the rumble of heavy machinery add to the regular sounds of auctioneers' chants and car engines as ServNet auctions around the country focus on expansion and improvement projects.
ServNet auction owners and members of ServNet's executive team gathered in Dallas, Texas in early May for the group's semi-annual business meeting and a visit with national remarketers at a Meet the Owners event.