ServNet Auction Owners Strengthen Industry through Service

As leaders of some of the best independent auto auctions in the country, ServNet's auction owners play vital roles in the daily operations and ongoing success of their businesses. With feet on the ground, in the lanes and on the block, they manage operations, set the bar for customer service, and produce results for buyers and sellers across the country. But for many of these owners, their work in the business of vehicle remarketing extends far beyond their own auction arenas. Many give their time and attention to their communities and the industry beyond.

 Chad Bailey Owner, Akron Auto Auction NAAA President-Elect

Chad Bailey
Owner, Akron Auto Auction
NAAA President-Elect

Leading the charge is Chad Bailey, president and third-generation owner of Akron Auto Auction, who is currently President-elect of the National Auto Auction Association. When he takes on the post of NAAA President in the Fall, he joins a distinguished group of industry leaders who have directed the activities of the NAAA. That group of NAAA presidents includes several of ServNet's own who have set a precedent for involved, active leadership: Henry Stanley (Carolina and Indiana Auctions), Raymond Nichols (BSC America), and Bob McConkey (the McConkey Auction Group).

For an already busy auction owner, the added responsibilities as NAAA's president might seem to require more hours than there are in a day, but Bailey and the other ServNet owners before him insist that service to the industry isn't just the right thing to do: it's good for business.

"Our Auction was founded in 1945, operating essentially as an expanded gas station. Today, Akron Auto Auction runs six lanes with four separate buildings on about 45 acres, with a team of nearly 250 employees. The auto auction industry has been extremely good to us, and the NAAA has been a vital force in contributing to the heath and success of the industry, so I feel it is important to give something back," says Bailey.

"By participating in the Association you're right on the front line when problems surface and solutions are found," Bailey continues. "In the end, it helps business -- our auction business, and our industry."

Many other ServNet auction owners and managers, deeply committed to the industry and generous with their time and efforts in serving the NAAA and other industry organizations, continue to handle a variety of responsibilities as officers, committee chairs and committee members.

"I'm proud of the many owners and managers among us who give so much in support of the NAAA and other associations," said Eric Autenrieth, a busy man himself ServNet's current president and co-owner of two ServNet locations: Carolina Auto Auction and Indiana Auto Auction."Service beyond the auction contributes to our shared success, and it is gratifying to see all that our owners contribute."

"The active involvement of ServNet's owners is another indication of ServNet's strength and leadership," said Pierre Pons, ServNet's CEO. "As involved as they are in the day-to-day operations of their businesses, these owners are tremendously selfless in giving of their time and energy on behalf of ServNet and the auction industry. Their strategic leadership is vital to the success of the independent auto auction community."

ServNet Members / Offices & Industry Affiliations

NAAA Board of Directors 2017-2018

NAAA Board of Directors:
Eastern Chapter:
R. Charles Nichols-- BSC America

Midwest Chapter:
Rob Thompson - Mid State AA

NAAA Auction Standards Committee
Paul Barber  - State Line AA
Greg Mahugh – DAA Northwest
Tommy Rogers – BSC America
Jason Weber – Akron AA

NAAA Editorial Committee:
Chad Bailey – Akron AA
Emily Barber – State Line AA
Dave Blake – DAA Seattle
Mitzi VanVoorhis – DAA Northwest

Independent Auction Group
Dave Blake (Co-Chair) – DAA Seattle
Emily Barber – State Line AA
Kevin Brown – Missouri AA
Greg Mahugh- DAA Northwest

NAAA Leadership Institute Committee:
Chad Bailey – Akron AA
Beth Barber -State Line AA
Cindy Mitchell – Bel Air AA

NAAA Legislative Committee:
John Poteet (Co-Chair) – Louisiana’s 1st Choice AA
Steve DeLuca – AA of New England
Greg Mahugh – DAA Northwest

NAAA Membership Committee:
Jennifer Leocardi – KCI Kansas City
John Poteet – Louisiana’s 1st Choice AA

NAAA/NADA Joint Marketing Committee:
Ray Nichols (Chair)  -- BSC America

NAAA Political Action Committee:
Chad Bailey (Chair) – Akron AA
John Poteet (Treas.) – Lousiana’s 1st Choice AA
Emily Barber – State Line AA
Charles Nichols – BSC America

NAAA Safety Committee:
Chad Bailey (Chair) – Akron AA
Chad Anderson – Greater Rockford AA
Beth Barber – State Line AA
Kevin Brown – Missouri AA
Doug Doll – KCI Kansas City

NAAA Eastern Chapter:
Steve DeLuca  (Pres.) – AA of New England

NAAA Midwest Chapter
Chad Anderson (Pres.) – Greater Rockford AA

NAAA Western Chapter
Tim Bowers (President) – Houston AA
Dave Blake (President-elect) – DAA Seattle
Jennifer Leocardi (Secretary) – McConkey Group

ServNet Board of Directors
Kevin Brown (Chairman)  – Missouri AA
Eric Autenrieth (Pres.) – Carolina & Indiana
Bruce Beam (Vice President) – DAAOKCt
John Poteet (Treas.) – Lousiana’s 1st Choice AA
Beth Barber (Director) – State Lin AAR
Steve DeLuca (Drector) – AA of New England
Ashley Dietze (Director)– San Antonio AA

ServNet Client Advisory Committee:
Dave Pendergraft (Chair) – DAA Northwest
Eric Autenrieth – Carolina & Indiana AA
Chad Anderson – Greater Rockford AA
Emily Barber – State Line AA
Doug Doll – KCI Kansas City
Steve Sautner – DAA Alaska

ServNet Technology Committee:
Tom McDermott (Chair) – Metro AA Phoenix
Beth Barber – State Line AA
Bruce Beam – DAAOKC
Tim Bowers – Houston AA
Ryan Clark – Greater Rockford AA
Matt Fetter – Clark County AA

ServNet Dealer Relations Committee:
Bruce Beam (Chairman) – DAAOKC
Chad Baily – Akron AA
Steve DeLuca – AA of New England
Luke Dietrick – Indiana AA
Ashley Dietze – San Antonio AA
Rob Thompson – Mid-State AA

ServNet Investment/Scholarship Committee:
Ryan Clark  (Chairman) – Greater Rockford
Kevin Brown – Missouri AA
Michelle Nichols – BSC America
Dave Pendergraft – DAA Northwest
John Poteet – Louisiana’s 1st Choice AA
Clark Stallings – Greenville AA

ServNet Vendor Contracts Committee:
Eric Autenrieth (Chair) – Carolina and Indiana
Jeff Barber – State Line AA
Kevin Brown – Missouri AA
Bruce Beam – DAAOKC
Bob McConkey – DAA Northwest
John Poteet – Lousiana’s 1st Choice AA

ServNet Representative to AutoIMS Board: 
John Poteet -- Lousiana's 1st Choice AA

ServNet Representative to IARA Board
Tim Bowers – Houston AA