|Honors and Awards|
At the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA), we believe it’s important to recognize significant contributions to our organization, the world of vehicle remarketing and the entire automotive industry. We are proud to honor and celebrate those who have made a positive impact by their hard work, devotion and service.
This award is given annually to an auction executive and industry auction supporter. It is awarded to someone with long-term service to the wholesale vehicle auction industry and to the NAAA, which has improved the industry as a whole; has worked with other NAAA members and has consistently followed the high standards of the NAAA Code of Ethics.
This NAAA Pioneer Award is given to person(s) who have worked in the wholesale vehicle industry and/or NAAA. The award represents someone who has innovated or enhanced methods of improving services to remarketers through NAAA member auctions. They have championed NAAA member auctions that provide services for vehicle remarketers unavailable from any other source, and has consistently followed the ethical standards of the NAAA Code of Ethics.
Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer of the Year Award
The Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer of the Year Award honors “the most visible person in the auction industry.” The award is named after long-time NAAA Executive Director Bernie Hart of Lincoln, Nebraska, who served the association for over 30 years before retiring in 1988.
Auto Auction of the Year Award for Excellence in Community Service and Chapter Auto Auction of the Year Awards
The National Auto Auction Association established the annual “Auto Auction of the Year Award for Excellence in Community Service” and Chapter awards to recognize the many charitable acts auctions already perform, to show appreciation to auction staff for their volunteer efforts and to encourage even greater public service. The prestigious award goes to the auction with the most outstanding service conducted by members of its auction staff.
Distinguished Service Medal
The Distinguished Service Medal is the highest honor awarded by the National Auto Auction Association Board of Directors. The medal is bestowed upon a person employed by a member of the National Auto Auction Association for a conspicuous act of heroism in circumstances of extreme danger, without regard of risk to oneself, to save the lives of others.
Recipients of the DSM must be employed full- or part-time by a regular member or associate member of the National Auto Auction Association at the time the action was performed in their line of duty. Awards are made in the name of the National Auto Auction Association.
100% Safety Certified Award
The 100% Safety Certified Award is presented to National Auto Auction Association members for ensuring that their auctions are safer places to work and do business by encouraging all full- and part-time employees to complete NAAA's Auction Safety Certification and Lane Safety Training Program.