Women & Automotive: Lisa Prestidge of Element Fleet Management

Thursday, Jun. 23, 2022, 11:24 AM Auto Remarketing Canada is recognizing the 2022 Women & Automotive: Profiles honorees in this digital issue of the magazine and at Canada’s Used Car Week next week at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. Leading up to the event, ARC has been posting Q&As with each of the Women & Automotive honorees on this website. Next up is Lisa Prestidge, who is auction manager at Element Fleet Management (Canada). Auto Remarketing Canada: What do you enjoy most about working in automotive, and what would you change? Lisa Prestidge: I truly enjoy the people you meet,… Read More »Women & Automotive: Lisa Prestidge of Element Fleet Management

From the editor: NARS highlights intriguing thoughts from finance companies & repo agents

DENVER –  Tip of the conference cap to the American Recovery Association and the North American Repossessors Summit planning committee. They scheduled a pair of intriguing panel discussions to begin the 2022 edition of NARS, which unfolded for the first time at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The opening panel on Tuesday afternoon featured a diverse trio of executives from the finance community; representatives from a captive, a credit union and a bank. Leading the conversation was newly bearded Joel Kennedy, who served in similar capacities during Used Car Week… Read More »From the editor: NARS highlights intriguing thoughts from finance companies & repo agents

NIADA welcomes Pollak to Ring of Honor

Already with a large collection of accolades and awards, you might say that Dale Pollak now is standing tall on the front line of the independent dealership world, as he’s now considering himself to be a “real car guy.” Pollak, founder of vAuto, Cox Automotive executive vice president and an innovator in dealership inventory management, was selected as the newest member of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s prestigious Ring of Honor. Pollak became the 33rd auto industry leader to be inducted into the Ring of Honor, NIADA’s highest award… Read More »NIADA welcomes Pollak to Ring of Honor

AI provider STELLA names VP of US sales

Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2022, 12:55 PM STELLA Automotive AI, which provides conversational artificial intelligence technology, said Tuesday it has named a vice president of U.S. sales. Hired for the role is Sherri Eidenberg, whose 20-plus years of experience includes time with Live Person and Cox Automotive. “We aligned early with dealers to help them solve real problems,” STELLA chief executive officer and founder Josselyn Boudett said in a news release.   “Sherri’s high energy and focus on customer success reflect our brand well,” Boudett said. “Her agile leadership will help us… Read More »AI provider STELLA names VP of US sales

America’s Auto Auction names new GM for Bowling Green location

Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2022, 12:42 PM America’s Auto Auction Bowling Green has a new general manager.   AAA said in a news release Tuesday that Karol Kirby Ahmed has been promoted to the GM role. “Karol joined America’s Auto Auction in 2017. Her rich auction lineage evolved from her family’s auction business in South Central Kentucky and Middle Tennessee,” AAA chief executive officer Cam Hitchcock said in a news release. “Her late father, Ron Kirby, Sr., served as auctioneer to numerous organizations and was a well-beloved figure in the auction… Read More »America’s Auto Auction names new GM for Bowling Green location

Dealer software providers AutoManager, Selly merge

Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2022, 12:29 PM The AutoManager and Selly Automotive software companies have merged. AutoManager Holdings Group, which provides DMS and website tools to independent dealers, said in a news release Monday it has completed the merger between its AutoManager Acquisition, Inc. subsidiary and A1 Software, Inc., which does business as Selly Automotive. Selly provides CRM software to independent auto dealers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed in the news release, but AutoManager said it provided growth investment to Selly to grow staff and product development. “We are… Read More »Dealer software providers AutoManager, Selly merge

Dilawri group expands to US with purchase of DC dealerships

Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2022, 12:07 PM Another player in Canadian auto industry has expanded to the U.S. The Dilawri Group of Companies said Wednesday it has purchased Ferrari of Washington and Maserati of Washington, giving the dealership group a presence in D.C. and its first U.S. stores “Dilawri has built its reputation as an industry leader in Canada by successfully representing the world’s most desirable automotive brands,” group co-founder Kap Dilawri said in a news release. “We believe these dealerships will be an excellent opportunity to establish our presence in… Read More »Dilawri group expands to US with purchase of DC dealerships

CarLotz to close 11 hubs, scraps plans for 3 new locations

CarLotz is closing 11 of its hubs and three planned locations will not open, the company said Tuesday. The closure of these dealership stores was set to begin Tuesday, with the aim of completing the closures by July 8. The resulting workforce reduction would be an estimated 25% to 30%, CarLotz said. “While decisions that impact our teammates are not taken lightly and are not easy, we believe the hub closures are a necessary step to help improve the company’s financial performance,” CarLotz chief executive officer Lev Parker said in… Read More »CarLotz to close 11 hubs, scraps plans for 3 new locations

Women & Automotive: Tracy Nichol of IAA

Auto Remarketing Canada is recognizing the 2022 Women & Automotive: Profiles honorees in this digital issue of the magazine and at Canada’s Used Car Week next week at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. Leading up to the event, ARC has been posting Q&As with each of the Women & Automotive honorees on this website. Next up is Tracy Nichol, who is regional operations manager for Ontario at IAA, Inc. Auto Remarketing Canada: What do you enjoy most about working in automotive, and what would you change? Tracy Nichol: One of things I enjoy most about working in the automotive industry is that… Read More »Women & Automotive: Tracy Nichol of IAA

Women & Automotive: Natascha Jung of AutoVerify

Auto Remarketing Canada is recognizing the 2022 Women & Automotive: Profiles honorees in this digital issue of the magazine and at Canada’s Used Car Week next week at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. Leading up to the event, ARC has been posting Q&As with each of the Women & Automotive honorees on this website. Next up is Natascha Jung, who is director of customer experience at AutoVerify. Auto Remarketing Canada: What do you enjoy most about working in automotive, and what would you change? Natascha Jung: I love that the automotive industry is going through a digital revolution. It’s… Read More »Women & Automotive: Natascha Jung of AutoVerify