Black Book counts on its team of vehicle value editors and data analysts to constantly stay in tune what’s really happening in remarketing. Its entire team of editors and analysts has become Certified Auto Remarketers under the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA). It’s a very comprehensive program to get through; there have been only sixty-four professionals in the industry to pass the twenty-course module, and this is the first time an entire guide book’s editorial staff has become certified.
Led by thirty-year industry veteran, Ricky Beggs, Black Book’s editorial staff report the wholesale market as it happens, with a team of editors working with field survey personnel monitoring sales activity at more than sixty wholesale auctions daily throughout the country. As Black Book’s senior vice president and editorial director, Beggs was the third person ever to become certified by the IARA in 2009 and recertified in 2013 as part of the program.
“Being CAR Certified tells the industry that Black Book editors are part of an elite group of professionals dedicated to being the best,” said Stephen Houston, IARA acting Executive Director. “This accomplishment shows that Black Book is committed to providing industry leadership and focused on helping their editors be the best they can within the remarketing profession.”