Of the many events that take place during Used Car Week, the Auto Remarketing’s 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon ranks high on my favorites list. This year’s luncheon will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16 during the NRC/NAAA Convention.
Each year, Auto Remarketing makes the tough decision to select a stellar group of current-and-next-generation leaders who are making big differences in the used-car industry and their companies. And each year the honorees represent just a fraction of the incredible talent the business has to offer.
While coordinating this large group of award winners for a ceremony can feel a bit like herding cats, watching the honorees cross the stage and accept their award to the sound of hundreds applauding their accomplishments is well worth the effort.
Here’s a glimpse into my onsite wrangling of honorees in action.
In addition to featuring each of the honorees in a special section of the Sept. 1 issue of Auto Remarketing, the three-course luncheon gives the industry an opportunity to connect with these young leaders face-to-face, and to celebrate what the future holds.
Each of the honorees also receives an etched glass award — sponsored by Ally Auto, CARFAX, Cox Automotive, and Equifax — which we encourage them to prominently display at the office, at home, or wherever their personal shrine may be!
**Note: If you see Marilu McQuilkin, director of meetings & events, carrying any award, please immediately grab it from her and notify the nearest Used Car Week team member. (She has a long history of breaking awards.)
The 2017 Remarketing & Used-Car Industry’s 40 Under 40 honorees represent nearly every sector of the industry. Check out the list of companies whose team member(s) will be recognized onsite at Used Car Week this November.
- ACV Auctions
- ADESA Birmingham
- America’s Auto Auction Harrisburg
- Auction Edge Inc.
- Autobytel Inc.
- Automotive Finance Corporation
- Capital One
- Carolina Auto Auction
- CDK Global
- Columbia Honda
- Cox Automotive
- DAA Northwest
- defi SOLUTIONS
- DePaula Auto Group
- Gateway Financial Solutions
- GM Financial
- Hyundai Capital America
- Jim Norton Chevrolet
- Kelley Blue Book
- LaFontaine Automotive Group
- Lithia Motors Inc.
- Lou Fusz Automotive Network
- Manheim Detroit
- Mountain State Auto Auction/Capital City Auto Auction
- Nissan North America
- PAR North America
- Sun Auto Group/Used Car King
- U.S. Bank
- Wheel’s Automotive Dealer Supplies Inc.
- Wholesale Inc.
- XLerate Group
Click here to read the full feature article and learn more about this year’s honorees.
Hope to see you at the luncheon!
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