Columbus Fair Auto Auction has entered into a new relationship with American Honda Finance Corp. With a lane at Columbus dedicated to Honda and Acura, the relationship will kick off on Feb. 27 with 200 off-lease vehicles.
In other auction news, Shelly Frank has joined Dealers Auto Auction of the Rockies & Dealers Auto Auction of the Southwest as their director of national accounts.
Regarding the new relationship between Columbus Fair Auto Auction and American Honda Finance Corp., Greg Levi, president of Columbus Fair Auto Auction, said in a news release: “Our dealer network and proactive battle plan approach have given us the opportunity to enter into this relationship with AHFC.”
At 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 27, more than 200 Honda and Acura vehicles will run in Lane 2 at Columbus Fair. In Lane 1, the auction will feature units from local Honda dealers including Roush Honda, Lindsay Honda, Hugh White Honda, Germain Honda and others.
In terms of the Dealers Auto Auction personnel news, Frank will serve the Colorado and Arizona markets for DAA Rockies and DAA Southwest. Frank’s more than 25 years of auction arena experience includes 12 years working in business development and operations and more than 15 years on the finance side, managing repossession and remarketing processes for finance companies.
“We are extremely excited to have the two markets working together to serve our clients,” Jim Mumford, DAA Southwest general manager, said in a news release. “Shelly will really help expedite our growth in both markets.”
Frank most recently worked on the West Coast as business development manager for Auction Management Solutions, working with company president Tom Stewart.
“Working with Tom Stewart and AMS allowed me to grow in my career,” Frank said. “Tom’s knowledge of the industry and relationships with clients are always a top priority.”