IARA General News & Updates

Don Fowler Named New IARA Treasurer

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) announced the appointment of Don Fowler to the position of treasurer for the Alliance. “I have had the opportunity during my career to work in many facets of the industry and I believe that the IARA is the best forum for remarketing professionals to meet and discuss initiatives, developments, […]

IARA’s New Standardized Auction Audit Checklist

View IARA’s New Standardized Auction Audit Checklist. Click Here!

IARA Names New Executive Director

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Tony Long as the new executive director of the IARA, effective Sept. 1, 2013. “Tony is a genuine industry veteran and professional,” said Levi McCoy, newly installed president of the IARA and director of remarketing for LeasePlan USA. “With the skills and […]

IARA August 20-21, 2013 Summary

Click through the presentation to view a summary of the 2013 Summer RoundTable that took place August 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX.

Grow Financial Joins the IARA

IARA would like to welcome GROW FINANCIAL as a new member. Grow Financial brings a rich history as a major southeast credit union. They are represented by Phillip Wolfe, Remarketing Specialist. Grow Financial has shared a few things about their early beginnings, growth and vision for the future: Our Start Like most things, we started […]

Southeastern Auto Auction of Savannah Joins the IARA

IARA is pleased to welcome Southeastern Auto Auction of Savannah, GA as the newest member of IARA. The auction is represented by Donnie Bazemore, their General Manager and Katie Manley, their Fleet Lease Manager. The owners,Wayne DeLoach, Tommy Childs, & Danny Williams say that Our mission is to build our auction business “one relationship at […]

PARETO CORPORATION Joins IARA of Canada

Stephen Houston, Executive Director of IARA, announced that PARETO CORPORATION of Milton, Ontario, Canada has joined IARA of Canada. He stated “We welcome Pareto Corporation to IARA of Canada. We welcome them into the IARA family. The growth of the IARA in Canada is very exciting and we expect to announce additional new members shortly.

Scott Kolb Earns Certified Automotive Remarketer Designation

(Indianapolis, IN)- The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) has announced that Scott Kolb, CAR, of United Road (Romulus, MI) has been awarded the Certified Automotive Remarketer (CAR) designation, the highest designation offered in the vehicle remarketing industry. The CAR designation is an executive education program designed for decision makers in automotive and related firms and […]

Executive Director Job Posting

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) assists, educates, and shares knowledge across the Vehicle Remarketing industry, so that each alliance member is empowered to maximize efficiencies with access to new ideas and best practice exchanges that will engender continuous improvement of processes and procedures. We are currently seeking a proven leader with strong public speaking […]

Liquid Motors, Inc Joins The IARA

Date: October 22nd, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Matt Marks, Executive Director Phone: 973-398-2274 e-mail: stephen.houston@iaraonline.org Liquid Motors, Inc Joins The IARA Contact: Jill Givens, Director of Marketing Phone: 214-393-2322 email: jillgivens@liquidmotors.com The IARA Announces the membership of Liquid Motors, Inc. Matt Marks, Executive Director, IARA, said he is pleased […]

IARA Appoints Xamplas of Donlen as a VP

MT. ARLINGTON, NJ – Gus Xamplas, VP of remarketing for Donlen was recently named as one of the VPs for the International Automotive Remarketers Allinace (IARA). “I’m honored and excited to be named a VP of the IARA,” Xamplas said. “The organization works on issues affecting all consigners and provides us a voice within the […]

IARA/CAR March 2013 Roundtable Topics

The IARA Education Committee would appreciate your suggestions for Industry Roundtable topics at the March 2013 meeting at CAR in Las Vegas. Please respond by Oct 10th. Thank you; Matt

IARA September 2012 Newsletter

Greetings IARA members and supporters and best wishes for a strong fall sales campaign. All We Can Say Is, “Wow, What a Great Conference!” Almost 180 attendees were actively engaged in every session. Many committee meetings in the morning had to bring in extra chairs for the overflow Thanks to all the committees for their […]

Gold Receives IARA CAR Certification

September 10, 2012, MT. ARLINGTON, NJ – The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) congratulates Randy Gold, data acquisition manager for CARFAX, for becoming the newest recipient of the certified automotive remarketer (CAR) designation. For the past five years, Gold has worked for CARFAX in the remarketing data area with OEMs, rental, and fleet management companies, as well […]

International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Expands Into Canada

30 July 2012, Mt Arlington, New Jersey– – The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) is pleased to announce its expansion into Canada.  The IARA has become a meaningful partner to the automotive remarketing  community in the United States providing powerful communication channels and education for members of the used vehicle industry.  With the expansion into […]

Porsche Cars Canada Ltd Joins the IARA

Date: June 26, 2012 Contact: International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Matt Marks, Executive Director Phone: 973.398.2774 e-mail:info@iaraonline.org Contact: Porsche Cars Canada Ltd Patrick Saint-Pierre Manager, Public Relations +1 647 531 2992(c) Directeur des relations publiques Porsche Cars Canada Ltd. Porsche Cars Canada Ltd Joins the IARA Mt. Arlington, N.J. –Porsche Cars Canada Ltd, has joined […]

Fifth Third Bank Joins the IARA

MT ARLINGTON, NJ – Fifth Third Bank Automotive Lending Group, a division of Fifth Third Bancorp, has joined the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA), a nonprofit organization composed of remarketing professionals dedicated to the continuous improvement of the vehicle remarketing industry. The Bank’s Automotive Lending Group is one of the largest prime bank auto originators in […]

OneMain Financial’s Auto Remarketing Rebranding Complete

OneMain Financial’s Auto Remarketing Unit Completes Rebranding Unit Renamed from CitiFinancial Remarketing Services to OneMain Remarketing May 1, 2012 – OneMain Remarketing, the auto remarketing unit of OneMain Financial, announced today the re-branding of its service network from CitiFinancial Remarketing Services. The rebranding follows a similar step its parent company, OneMain Financial, completed last July […]

IARA 2012 SUMMER ROUNDTABLE AGENDA

IARA 2012 Summer Roundtable Agenda Chicago Hyatt McCormick Place, August 22/23 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR IARA’S SUMMER ROUNDTABLE! CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL REGISTRATION Also note that the room block expires July 30th. Alternative Hotels: Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Wacker Drive 312-565-1234 10 minutes/2.79 miles from conference hotel Hilton Chicago 720 S. Michigan Avenue […]

April 2012 Newsletter

Greetings IARA members and best wishes for strong spring sales! The IARA March 2012 Spring CAR Conference was one of the best yet according to the attendees. The presentations by Sandy Schwartz, CEO, Manheim, and Tim Martin, Vice President, LeasePlan USA, were especially pertinent. You can see them on the IARA website under the member’s […]

Standards Committee VHR Survey Results

IARA Standards Committee on Vehicle History Reports The IARA is pleased to announce the results of their recent VHR survey conducted by the IARA Standards Committee. The survey results are in and have been analyzed.  The Committee was able to determine a great deal of helpful information from the 83 respondents.  The IARA Standards Committee […]

IARA Leadership Profile: Jeff Bescher

MT. ARLINGTON, NJ – Take a moment to talk to Jeff Bescher, senior vice president of commercial sales and operations at ADESA and treasurer for the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA), and you’ll learn relationships are what make him tick. Perhaps this faith in personal connections comes from his history of sales and management roles […]

General Motors Financial of Canada has joined the IARA

For Immediate Release-IARA-Mt. Arlington, NJ– The IARA announced today that General Motors Financial of Canada has joined the IARA. “We are excited to have GM Financial Canada join our growing consignor group. The company’s industry-leading remarketing program brings a wealth of experience to our association,” said Matt Marks, Executive Director. About GM Financial General Motors […]

IARA Congratulates Three New IARA CAR Certified Members

The IARA announced three new IARA CAR Certified members at the IARA/CAR/NAAA Conference bringing the total IARA CAR designees to twenty- five. The IARA CAR Certified Program consists of twenty courses with exams on each course. Receiving the IARA CAR designation were Stephanie Gingras, DAA Southwest; Irina Toader, Manheim; and Robert Wagner, Hyundai Capital America. […]

Reminder: IARA/CAR Conference March 14/15 at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas!

The IARA March Roundtable meeting in conjunction with CAR will be March 14/15 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Our session will start at 08:15, March 14th with a keynote address by Sandy Swartz, CEO, Manheim, at 08:30. We will have two morning Roundtables featuring sessions on the Condition Report Process, and The Technology for […]

IARA February 2012 Newsletter

Greetings IARA members. Now that the Holidays are over and things are back in full swing, there are a few updates I’d like to share with you. New members that have joined recently are; Ready Auto Transport, Mesa, Arizona, represented by Bob Taar; Diversified Vehicle Services, Indianapolis, Indiana, represented by Stephanie Compton; and 166 Auto […]

Finley Receives IARA CAR Certification

MT. ARLINGTON, NJ – The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) congratulates Phillip Finley, Georgia zone asset manager for JD Byrider Sales, for becoming the 22nd IARA CAR Certified remarketer. “Finley finished the 20 course exams in a two-month time period, which is a record. He did this by going to the office of Ricky Beggs […]

Diversified Vehicle Services (DVS) Joins the IARA

IARA Press Release, Mt Arlington NJ- Diversified Vehicle Services (DVS) has become the newest member of the IARA.  “The IARA is pleased to welcome DVS and looks forward to their participation”, said Matt Marks, Executive Director. DVS is owned and operated by Mike and Jason Hockett and is an affiliate of Auction Broadcasting Company (ABC […]

Kreider is Newest IARA Certified Automotive Remarketer

December 16th, 2011: MT. ARLINGTON, N.J. – Mike Kreider, CAR, remarketing and titles manager at Credit Acceptance is the most recent graudate of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Certified Automotive Remarketers (CAR) program. The mission of CAR is to enhance and promote the profession of Vehicle Remarketing by providing the premier credential in the […]

Ready Auto Transport Joins the IARA

IARA Press Release, Mt Arlington NJ—The IARA announced today that Ready Auto Transport has joined the IARA. “The IARA is pleased to welcome Ready Auto Transport and looks forward to their participation”, said Matt Marks, Executive Director. About Ready Auto Transport Ready Auto Transport is a national leader in the auto transportation industry, offering full-service […]

Harley Davidson Financial Services, Inc, Joins the IARA

IARA Press Release, Mt Arlington NJ—The IARA announced today that Harley Davidson Financial Services, Inc, has joined the IARA. “The IARA is pleased to welcome Harley Davidson Financial Services, Inc and looks forward to their participation”, said Matt Marks, Executive Director. “HDFSI is a strong addition to our present consignor membership and brings valuable industry […]

IARA Winter 2011 Newsletter

Greetings IARA members, and thanks to all of our volunteer committee members who contribute so much to the Alliance. Many things have been happening with IARA since our recent Fall Newsletter. I will provide a brief overview here, but please contact me if you would like more details about any of these items. All IARA […]

Porsche Cars North America Joins the IARA

October 13th, 2011: For Immediate Release-IARA-Mt. Arlington, NJ– The IARA announced today that Porsche Cars North America has joined the IARA. “Porsche Cars North America will be a valued addition to our growing consignor group. We are very pleased to have them as members. “, said Matt Marks, Executive Director. About Porsche Cars North America […]

IARA Announces: Dealer Services Corporation Joins the IARA

October 3, 2011: IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE–IARA October 3rd, 2011—Mt Arlington NJ– IARA announces that Dealer Services Corporation has joined the IARA. About Dealer Services Corporation Dealer Services Corporation offers full service operations in 90 markets throughout North America and is the largest independent inventory finance provider for used automobiles.  DSC provides flexible and cost effective […]

LeasePlan USA’s Levi McCoy Elected Vice President of IARA

October 3, 2011: ALPHARETTA, Ga. – LeasePlan USA, the premium service provider of vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions, is pleased to announce that Levi McCoy, director, remarketing, has been elected to the position of vice president of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA). As Vice President, McCoy will serve on the board of directors, […]

IARA Fall 2011 Newsletter

Greetings IARA members. First of all, a grateful thanks to all the wonderful sponsors and attendees at the Dallas Summer Roundtable. It was a huge success in all aspects. We had the most attendees ever and the most sponsors. It was a great tribute to our Tenth Anniversary celebration. Our personal thanks to all those […]

Attention: 2011 Summer Roundtable Conference Attendees

The following are a few points of interest for attendees of the 2011 Summer Roundtable Session at the Westin Galleria in Dallas: View the conference agenda, or register now if you have not yet done so. Flight Destination: Conference attendees may choose to fly into Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), which is located 18.2 miles (30 minutes) […]

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions Becomes IARA Member

May 9, 2011: INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE REMARKETERS ALLIANCE—MT ARLINGTON, NEW JERSEY– The IARA announced today that Mike Albert Fleet Solutions based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has become a member of IARA. “Mike Albert Fleet Solutions is excited about our new partnership with the IARA.  We are looking forward to help shape the future of remarketing alongside other […]

NAAA Standardized Certification

For over a year, the NAAA Standards Committee worked diligently to implement the new NAAA standardized certification program. The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) worked closely with the NAAA to implement these standards and we are now seeing the results in the lanes across the country. The standards have been adopted by many in the […]

IARA Releases ‘Voice of the Industry’ Video

April 29, 2011: “MT. ARLINGTON, NJ – The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) has released a testimonial video on its website, describing how the Alliance benefits the automotive industry…” Read full story. Original story from the April 29th, 2011 issue of the Vehicle Remarketing Reporter prepared by Mike Antich and Lauren Fletcher.

Press Release-IARA- Mt Arlington, New Jersey–

April 21, 2011: “The IARA is pleased to announce that GE Commercial Finance, Fleet Services, based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, has joined the International Automotive Remarketers  Alliance. GE Commercial Finance is one of the largest fleet management companies in the United States.  Paul Seger, Vice President, Asset Remarketing, will be the representative to the IARA. […]

U.S. Bank Joins The IARA

PRESS RELEASE Click here to download this Press Release as a printable PDF. Date: April 12, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Matt Marks, Executive Director Phone: 973.398.2274 e-mail: info@iaraonline.org U.S. Bank Joins The IARA Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank has joined the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA), a nonprofit organization […]

IARA Spring 2011 Newsletter

Greetings and thank you for your continued support. The IARA has been engaged in several significant industry events recently and continues to work toward an overall improved remarketing industry process for everyone. The IARA Spring Meeting at CAR2011 just concluded and we are so appreciative of the record attendance at the IARA sessions at the […]

“Thirty-Year Auto Industry Veteran Helps “Drive” Change”

February 2011 Dave Alfonso, auction sales manager for Kia Motors America, commends the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance for working with industry veterans to drive auction policy change. View Dave’s Story (PDF) | Article By Cheryl Knight

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March 8th from 3 to 4 PM – Technology and Systems Committee Meeting

Attention – Sub-Committee Members! The Technology & System Committee will be having a meeting from 3-4 PM on March 8th at the IARA Conference in Las Vegas. The agenda is as follows: