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World Automobile Auctioneers Championship

The 2017 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship will be webcast live from Manheim Pennsylvania on Friday, May 12th starting at 8am Eastern Daylight Time and is FREE for all online viewers. Cheer on your hometown favorite Auctioneers, teams and/or Ringmen, and catch all of the fun and excitement of the 2017 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship at your leisure, exclusively on NIADA.TV. For additional information, contact Paul C. Behr at (303) 807-1108

 Host Hotel:

Eden Resort & Suites

222 Eden Rd.

Lancaster, PA 17601

717 569 6444

Group Code: WAAC-PA

Room rate: Mon.,Tues. & Wed. $125.95 + tax / Thurs., Fri. & Sat. $139.95 + tax


1.  Eric Authenrieth

General Manager

Carolina Auto Auction

ServNet VP & Treasurer


2.  Joe Bannon

Vice President of Strategy

KAR Auction Services

3.  Brad Bollman

VP Remarketing Solutions

GM Financial


4.  Kevin Brown

President & Owner

Missouri Auto Auction

ServNet President


5.  Jerry Hinton


National Auto Auction Assn.

6.  Grace Huang

SVP Inventory Services


7.  Lori Jones

Vice President & Administrator

Texas Auction Academy

8.  Shane O’Dell

President, Financial Solutions
Cox Automotive

9.  Rich Perkowski

National Auction Manager

BMW Financial Services


10.  Frank Stapleton

1991 Reserve World Champion

Auto Auctioneer


11.  Stephane St-Hilaire

President & CEO



12.  Laura Taylor

General Manager

Charleston Auto Auction


Alternate Judge

Chad Bailey

General Manager

Akron Auto Auction

Vice President NAAA

The 2016 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship was held Friday April 15, 2016 at Missouri Auto Auction Columbia MO and
was sponsored by Missouri Auto Auction, NAAA and co-sponsored by NextGear Capital. It was a fierce & close competition with 86 total contestants vying for 4 World titles.

  • 2016 World Champion Automobile Auctioneer is Michael Riggins of Somers, CT.
  • 2016 World Champion Automobile Ringman is Aaron Brown of Lakeland, FL.
  • 2016 World Champion Automobile Team is Auctioneer Blake McDaniel of Tallassee, AL & Ringman Dustin Taylor of Albertville, AL (Dustin is a 5 time WAAC World Champion)


The World Automobile Auctioneers Championship brings auctioneers & ringpeople together each year in friendly competition to promote the dedicated auctioneers & ringmen turning metal into money & cars into cash and to thank the auto auctions around the country & the world who serve new & used car dealer in the most professional manner.


Watch the re-broadcast of the WAAC finals beginning April 25th, by scrolling below or on and click "Industry Events".


The 2016 WAAC Highlights can be viewed below

Come train with the champions at the worlds largest auction school

For additional information please contact Paul C. Behr at (303) 807-1108