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Trade magazine honors Auction Direct

By VELVET SPICER - 8/1/2012 2:14:29 PM

Auction Direct USA LLC has been named the top independent used-vehicle retailer of the year by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine.

Auction Direct has earned the achievement each year since 2010. The honor—which is awarded in conjunction with Sirius XM Satellite Radio—is open to any independent dealership that is not publicly held, and is based on the number of vehicles sold.

“The entire team at Auction Direct USA is thrilled to win this award for the third year in a row,” CEO John Iannone said. “We attribute much of our success to our sales philosophy of always giving customers the best possible experience and the best possible price for a used car.”

Auction Direct outsold other participants by a margin of 800 vehicles. The Victor-based used-car dealership has sold more than 20,000 vehicles to date.

Auction Direct was started in 2005 and in 2009 led the Rochester Business Alliance Inc.’s list of Rochester’s Top 100 fastest-growing privately held companies. The company employs nearly 300 people in four locations nationwide and plans to open a store in Pittsburg, Pa., later this year.

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