The National Auto Auction Association elected a vice president for the 2019-2020 term, choosing R. Charles Nichols for the post.
Nichols, who is the president of BSC America Auction Group and general manager of Bel Air Auto Auction, was installed into the VP role at the NAAA Convention earlier this month.
“Charles brings to this office a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience, not just in operating and expanding an auction business, but also in the importance of building strategic partnerships in the industry and the value of establishing a strong legislative advocacy presence at the state and national levels,” NAAA chief executive officer Frank Hackett said in a news release.
“He is well respected by his colleagues and has a great reputation throughout the industry,” Hackett said. “We’re happy to have him follow in the footsteps of his father, who served as NAAA president in 2002.”
Nichols has served on various NAAA committees and its board of directors during his career, including time as Eastern Chapter president. He has been the vice president, president and chairman of the ServNet Auction Group and was its designated board member for AutoIMS.
Nichols joined his family’s auction in 1983. His parents, Ray and Elaine, along with a partner, bought Bel Air Auto Auction in 1980, then the Nichols family acquired full ownership in 1993.
It is the flagship location of BSC America Auction Group. Nichols is the president of that group; his sister Michelle Nichols-Neff is executive vice president; Ray Nichols is the chairman.