The IARA launches the inaugural issue of its quarterly newsletter.

IARA Q2 2017 Newsletter

Outgoing President Says IARA is More Than an Alliance
 
Outgoing President Says IARA is More Than an Alliance

Welcome to the inaugural International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) newsletter. In this newsletter, we will be sharing with you a breadth of fresh content regarding the Alliance, which will include Committee reports, member profiles, updates on the status of the Alliance, and much more.

IARA Incoming President Tim Meta Prepares for the Future
 
IARA Incoming President Tim Meta Prepares for the Future

As the remarketing industry has changed, so too have its professionals. Tim Meta, the incoming president of the IARA, is preparing for the industry’s future in one of the bests ways he can: by being closely involved in industry discussions with the IARA.

Executive Director Cites IARA as Providing Positive Changes in Remarketing Industry
 
Executive Director Cites IARA as Providing Positive Changes in Remarketing Industry

Tony Long, the executive director of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA), is in the midst of preparing for the 16th annual IARA Summer Roundtable, and the content that this year’s Summer Roundtable will provide has him excited for what’s to come.

From Four Wheels to Two, Life in Retirement for Former Remarketing Manager of Kia Motors
 
From Four Wheels to Two, Life in Retirement for Former Remarketing Manager of Kia Motors

Since retiring as a remarketing manager of Kia Motors America this past January, David Alfonso has redoubled his efforts, given all his energy, and devoted his expertise to ensuring his days are filled with fun and adventure.

New IARA Recognition and Awards Committee Chairs Step Up as Longstanding Chairman Steps Down
 
New IARA Recognition and Awards Committee Chairs Step Up as Longstanding Chairman Steps Down

After years as the IARA’s Recognition and Awards Committee chair, Dave Alfonso has stepped down from the position, following his retirement from the remarketing industry. Pictured is Mary Haller, one of the committee co-chairs.

Hertz Favors Second Key Initiative
 
Hertz Favors Second Key Initiative

Mark Cangialosi, director, fleet procurement for The Hertz Corporation, is a new member of IARA, and he sits on the association's board of directors. But IARA is not new to Hertz. Cangialosi worked with IARA and Hertz's on a Second Key initiative.

CAR Certification Now Online
 
CAR Certification Now Online

The IARA has transitioned the entire CAR Certification testing process to a completely online experience, according to the IARA Certification Committee. Pictured is Dave Sutton, one of the committee co-chairs. 

IARA Forms Compliance Committee to Help Bring More Consistency to Remarketing Process
 
IARA Forms Compliance Committee to Help Bring More Consistency to Remarketing Process

In an effort to address compliance issues within the remarketing industry, the IARA has formed a Compliance Committee.

IARA Working to Expand International Content at Conferences
 
IARA Working to Expand International Content at Conferences

A goal of IARA's Canadian Subcommittee is to add more international content to at future IARA Summer Roundtables. In addition, the Canadian Committee’s compliance subcommittee is looking to partner with the IARA’s U.S. Compliance Committee to bolster the IARA’s compliance efforts. Pictured is John Paonessa, one of the committee co-chairs.

‘Did You Know?’ IARA Edition
 
‘Did You Know?’ IARA Edition

Outside of the Alliance, members of the IARA can be found participating in extracurricular activities and pursuing personal goals.

A Look at a Remarketing Professional's Over 40 Years in the Industry
 
A Look at a Remarketing Professional's Over 40 Years in the Industry

A look at Don Fowler's career serves as a view of the history of vehicle remarketing. 

Industry Veteran Retires After 42 Years With One Company
 
Industry Veteran Retires After 42 Years With One Company

Bob Graham spent his entire career with ARI. Now he has found a perfect community for his retirement. Although he’s already done it once, his retirement plans do not include testifying against a mob boss.

2017 IARA Membership Growing Steady
 
2017 IARA Membership Growing Steady

IARA membership, which is based on company membership, has been growing at a steady clip in 2017. As of early July, paid membership stood at 189. The goal before this New Year’s bells chime is to reach 200 paid member companies, according to the IARA Membership Committee. Pictured is Tom Wright, one of the committee co-chairs.

IARA Summer Roundtable Goes to Nashville, Adds Tabletop Exhibits This Year
 
IARA Summer Roundtable Goes to Nashville, Adds Tabletop Exhibits This Year

Brand new to the roundtable this year is the addition of tabletop exhibits. There will be 24 tabletop exhibit spaces and approximately 3.5 hours built into the event’s schedule for exhibitors. Each exhibit space will cost $1,500 for interested parties, while members and sponsors will receive a $500 reduction in price.

IARA Bolstering Social Media Presence
 
IARA Bolstering Social Media Presence

The IARA’s new Social Media Committee has been bolstering the Alliance’s social media presence across three different platforms this year, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. 

IARA Members Speak on the Benefits of IARA Membership
 
IARA Members Speak on the Benefits of IARA Membership

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) is often referred to as “the voice of the consignor,” but it has also attracted auctions, service providers and all facets of the automotive remarketing industry who help implement the voice of the consignors.

IARA Launches New Website, Adds Co-Chair
 
IARA Launches New Website, Adds Co-Chair

The IARA was able to launch a new website this year — IARA.biz — thanks to the efforts of its Technology Committee and Executive Director Tony Long. Pictured is Venkat Krishnamoorthy, the new technology co-chair. 

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