For Immediate Release
Vice President, Marketing
Insurance Auto Auctions Recognized at DRI 2014 International Awards of Excellence Program
IAA’s Receives Top Industry Honor for Outstanding Response and Recovery Services
Westchester, Ill. — Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR) and the leading live and live-online salvage auto auction company, today announced that it is a winner of the 2014 DRI International Awards of Excellence Program in the category of “Response and Recovery of the Year.” The DRI International Awards of Excellence Program honors individuals and corporations who are leaders and innovators within the profession and have achieved excellence in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery (DR), and crisis management. The DRI International Awards of Excellence Program was announced at an awards ceremony held on May 20 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta during the DRI2014 Certified Professionals Conference, DRI’s annual conference and exhibition.
IAA received the Response and Recovery of the Year Award for achieving the most effective business recovery in the face of adversity over the past year. IAA’s Catastrophe Services team possesses the knowledge and manpower to assemble in areas impacted by a catastrophe and work alongside insurance companies to during the assessment. IAA has more than three decades of experience, in managing every aspect of the catastrophe response for insurers, from vehicle through transportation, preparation, marketing, auction and file closure.
“We are honored to receive this distinguished recognition by one of the leading global organizations for disaster recovery and to be included in an incredible roster of companies, professionals and organizations,” said John Kett, CEO and president, Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. “We are proud to provide critical services that support rebuilding efforts in the wake of catastrophic events such as severe storms, hurricanes, and floods as well as those affected in surrounding communities. This award is a testament to the tireless work and dedication of our team members across the company who work around the clock and allow us to quickly respond and take action during times of need.”
Additional details on the DRI International Awards of Excellence Program can be found online at https://drii.org/.
About Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc.
Insurance Auto Auctions is the leading live and live-online salvage vehicle auction company and a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR). Headquartered in Westchester, Ill., IAA has over 160 auction facilities throughout North America offering towing, financing and titling services. With the most auction facilities in North America, IAA provides registered buyers from around the globe with millions of opportunities to bid on and purchase donated and salvaged vehicles. Since 1982, IAA has sold millions of vehicles through its weekly auctions for insurance companies, fleet and rental companies, financing companies, charity organizations and the general public. IAA also leverages its business model to assist charitable organizations in the US through its One Car One Difference® campaign. To date IAA has provided millions of dollars in additional funding to charities by assisting in the processing of donated vehicles. Learn how we are making a difference by visiting www.1car1difference.com. With a talented team of over 2,000 employees, IAA is committed to providing customers with the highest level of services in the salvage auto industry. Go to www.IAA-Auctions.com to learn more, and follow IAA on Facebook and Twitter.
About DRI International
Founded in 1988, DRI International is a non-profit organization with a mission to make the world prepared. The global education and certification body in business continuity, DRI has 11,000+ active certified professionals worldwide. DRI certification ensures employers that candidates understand business continuity. Ours is the only certification requiring continuing education. DRI organizes industry events worldwide and offers training programs and partnerships with colleges and universities. DRI certifies individuals from 100+ countries and conducts training in 50+ nations, in multiple languages. An ANSI-accredited SDO, DRI advises governments and organizations in creating standards and works with the private sector to promote readiness. Visit us at www.drii.org.