The ServNet auction group has a new president for the next two years: Eric Autenrieth, who is general manager of Carolina Auto Auction and owner of Indiana Auto Auction.
This is part of a planned leadership transition and was confirmed by the owners of the group’s member auctions during their semi-annual business meeting last month.
He has previously been ServNet’s vice president and treasurer.
“It is both a privilege and an honor serve as ServNet’s president,” Autenrieth said in a news release. “ServNet has become an important voice in the independent auction community and in the industry as a whole, and it is my pleasure to represent the ServNet auction owners as we set the agenda for the group for the years ahead.”
His mother, Patty Stanley, was ServNet president from 2014 through 2015, and was chair of its board in 2016 and 2017; meanwhile, father Henry Stanley was the 1999-2000 president of the National Auto Auction Association. Each one is a member of NAAA’s Hall of Fame.
“My parents set a tremendous example not only in their devotion to their own business, but in their service to the auto auction industry,” Autenrieth said. “Their shoes are huge, and I can only imagine trying to fill them, but am grateful for all that I have learned from them over the years.
Eric Autenrieth, ServNet
“It has been a blessing to be part of such a strong and dynamic family business in an industry that has been so good to so many, and I welcome the opportunity to do what I can to contribute to its growth.”
As for the remainder of the ServNet board, Kevin Brown of Missouri Auto Auction — who had been president the past two years — will be chairman.
New board members will include: Bruce Beam of Dealers Auto Auction of Oklahoma City, who will be vice president; and John Poteet of Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction, who will be secretary/treasurer.
Beth Barber of State Line Auto Auction, Steve DeLuca of Auto Auction of New England and Ashley Dietze of San Antonio Auto Auction will continue on the board. They are directors.