Missouri AA chooses 3 homegrown managers for leadership roles

COLUMBIA, Mo. - 

A ServNet Auction Group member located in the heart of the Midwest is making sure its standing within the wholesale community remains strong as leadership changes unfold.

According to a news release delivered to AuSM on Friday, Missouri Auto Auction owners Gregg and Dagmar Boswell have announced a change in the management and ownership structure at the auction. In conjunction with the reorganization, Justin Brown assumes duties as the auction’s general manager while previous managing partner Kevin Brown leaves the company to pursue other interests. 

The Boswells also shared that as part of the transition, Cody Boswell and Candice Boswell-Bray will assume greater oversight responsibilities and play more strategic roles in the next generation of leadership at Missouri AA.

“This is an exciting time for us at Missouri Auto Auction,” Gregg Boswell said. “We wish Kevin well and appreciate his efforts over these many years in helping to build the auction. He has overseen the many physical improvements made to the facility and has been instrumental in developing vital relationships in the industry.

“His departure marks a new focus on the next generation of leadership, and we look forward to an exciting future as Cody, Candice and Justin devote their energy and skill to our business,” Gregg Boswell continued.

Justin Brown has worked for Missouri AA since 2006, beginning his career with the company as a sales representative and working for the past several years as the auction’s sales manager. Under the leadership of Gregg Boswell and Kevin Brown, Justin Brown has advanced within the company, learning all aspects of operations over the 12-year span prior to his appointment as general manager.

Justin Brown also is a recent graduate of Auction Academy.

Cody Boswell and Candice Boswell-Bray both have more than a decade of auction management experience, learning firsthand from their work at the auction and from their parents, who have been in the auction business for more than 40 years.

Also a graduate of Auction Academy, Cody Boswell is an auctioneer at Missouri AA.

“Both Cody and Candice share a depth of knowledge about the auction and the industry that will serve them well in their leadership roles as Missouri Auto Auction continues to grow,” Gregg Boswell said

“I have great confidence in Justin’s move into the senior role as general manager overseeing the day-to-day operations. This next generation in leadership will serve our auction and our customers well.” Gregg Boswell went on to say.

Missouri AA has experienced solid, continual growth since its founding 18 years ago in 2000. Today, more than 500 vehicles are offered for sale each week at a greatly enhanced and more advanced facility.

“Much of Missouri Auto Auction’s success can be attributed to a supportive employee culture and belief in promoting from within,” Justin Brown said.

“Our staff has always been and will continue to be the distinguishing factor that sets Missouri Auto Auction apart, playing a pivotal role in building the lasting relationships that contribute to our ultimate success,” he added.

Missouri AA holds a consignment sale every Friday at 9 a.m., with monthly vehicle and equipment sales for the government, businesses and dealers that are open to the public. Missouri AA operates within the Auction EDGE technology system, which can deliver live online auction lane bidding, market reports of auction sales results and available inventory from auto auction affiliates nationwide.

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