Auction Academy Training Next Generation for Independent Auctions

Mem­bers of Auc­tion Academy’s inau­gur­al class (Sons & Daugh­ters of Inde­pen­dent Auc­tion Own­ers) were treat­ed to a behind-the-scenes look at the largest inde­pen­dent auto auc­tion in the coun­try as the group met for its third train­ing ses­sion on Octo­ber 22–23 at South­ern Auto Auc­tion in East Wind­sor, Conn. Auc­tion Own­er Lar­ry Trib­ble and Vice Pres­i­dent Gar­ri­son Hud­kins worked close­ly with Auc­tion Acad­e­my COO Ran­dall McCathren in devel­op­ing a two-day cur­ricu­lum which pro­vid­ed insights into the detailed prepa­ra­tions and process­es used by South­ern Auto Auc­tion.

Auc­tion Acad­e­my has been struc­tured for oper­a­tions and busi­ness man­age­ment, and next gen­er­a­tion lead­er­ship. Along with the 1st Class Group men­tioned above, Class Group 2 is start­ing its two year trek pro­gram in Nashville this week. Class Group 2 ser­vices the man­ag­er lev­el for inde­pen­dent auc­tions.

“As a sec­ond gen­er­a­tion own­er of a fam­i­ly busi­ness myself, I am hap­py to see the next gen­er­a­tion embrac­ing our indus­try with such enthu­si­asm and ded­i­ca­tion,” said Lar­ry Trib­ble. “I know many of their par­ents well, and am pleased to see their sons and daugh­ters fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of the peo­ple who have worked so hard to build suc­cess­ful busi­ness­es and a thriv­ing indus­try.”

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