Ally Financial Presents SmartLane and Mid-Stream Auction of the Year Awards
ABC St. Louis Auto Auction and Flint Auto Auction Recognized as Top Performers
May 14, 2014
DETROIT, May 14, 2014 – Ally Financial recently recognized its top performing auctions for 2013 with the SmartLane Auction of the Year Award and the SmartAuction Mid-Stream Auto Auction of the Year Award.
Taking top honors for its SmartLane performance was ABC St. Louis Auto Auction of East St. Louis, Ill. The award marks the second consecutive win for ABC St. Louis Auto Auction.
Ally Servicing Remarketing Leader Robert Stahl said ABC St. Louis continues to be a valued member of Ally Auto Remarketing’s network of physical auctions. “ABC St. Louis quickly established itself as a leading auction with Ally since we began working with them and its commitment to service excellence hasn’t faltered,” said Stahl.
“We’re proud to once again recognize their performance with the ‘SmartLane Auto Auction of the Year’ award and look forward to future success this year.”
Second and third place finishes for the SmartLane award go to Dealers Auto Auction of OKC and Adesa Los Angeles respectively. Both provided outstanding results to Ally and the dealers they serve.
Featured at participating physical auctions nationwide, SmartLane leverages Ally’s on-site remarketing specialists to professionally represent and manage the auction sale process with a goal of helping maximize resale values for dealers and Ally. Dealers’ SmartLane vehicles are presented in the auction lane along with Ally vehicles, resulting in greater exposure for dealer units.
Additionally, Ally’s SmartAuction online wholesale auction site announced that the 2013 Mid-Stream Auto Auction of the Year Award winner is once again Flint Auto Auction based in Flint, Mich. It is the third consecutive award for Flint Auto Auction, which was the number one seller of SmartAuction vehicles among all the auctions that work with the online auction site.
Steve Kapusta, Ally vice president of Dealership Online Services said Flint Auto Auction is a valued member of SmartAuction’s network of physical auctions and its nearly 8,700 registered buyers and sellers.
“The team at Flint Auto Auction really deserves this award. They have consistently done an outstanding job leveraging the SmartAuction platform and providing the service excellence that our buyers and consignors have come to expect,” said Kapusta. “We value their commitment and dedication and look forward to another great year in 2014.”
SmartAuction also announced Pittsburgh Independent Auto Auction as the winner of its Year-Over-Year Sales Growth Award.
About Ally Financial Inc.
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading automotive financial services company powered by a top direct banking franchise. Ally's automotive services business offers a full suite of financing products and services, including new and used vehicle inventory and consumer financing, leasing, inventory insurance, commercial loans and vehicle remarketing services. Ally Bank, the company's direct banking subsidiary and member FDIC, offers an array of deposit products, including certificates of deposit, savings accounts, money market accounts, IRA deposit products and interest checking. Ally's Corporate Finance unit provides financing to middle-market companies across a broad range of industries.
With approximately $148.5 billion in assets as of Mar. 31, 2014, Ally operates as a financial holding company. For more information, visit the Ally media site at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @Ally.