McConkey Announces Big Changes

By Staff Writer August 26, 2020

McConkey Auction Group announced that it has retained Joe Lemonds as general manager of DAA Las Vegas. Lemonds and his family will relocate to Las Vegas from South Carolina, where he has spent the past two years as assistant general manager of sales for Carolina Auto Auction. Prior to his promotion to AGM, he managed the auction’s national accounts.

“We’re really excited for Joe – this move is a great opportunity for him and his family, and it’s well-deserved. He will definitely be missed here at our sale though,” said Eric Autenrieth, Carolina Auto Auction’s general manager and owner. “We’ve begun the search for a qualified candidate to oversee our commercial sales, dealer sales, and marketing teams, and we know that filling Joe’s shoes won’t be easy.”

Bob McConkey, CEO and president of McConkey Auction Group, is confident Lemonds has the management and leadership skills to bring DAA Las Vegas to its full potential. “Joe understands the challenges that dealers and national accounts are facing. He’s eager to help them succeed in their businesses as he works to expand DAA Las Vegas’ market,” McConkey said. Lemonds will work with industry veterans Dan Thomas, vice president of DAA Las Vegas; and Russ Norrish, DAA Las Vegas’ managing partner.

As DAA Las Vegas’ General Manager, Lemonds joins MAG’s executive team of senior level leaders who are charged with casting and executing the vision of the organization’s current operations and future growth. Recent physical expansion (DAA Las Vegas) and digital growth (MAG Now) have brought additional executive team changes to MAG.

Chris Bradley has joined MAG and oversees business development. He will work out of DAA Seattle and will work closely with General Manager Dave Blake and Brian McConkey, vice president of digital strategy with MAG Now.

Dave Pendergraft has been promoted to MAG’s Chief Operating Officer. He formerly served as DAA Northwest’s general manager in Spokane, Wash.

Collin McConkey has been named general manager of DAA Northwest. Colin McConkey previously led the auction’s vehicle processing team and has also managed digital sales. He has been instrumental in the successful launch and growth of MAG Now, McConkey Auction Group’s digital auction in partnership with EBlock.

“I’m really looking forward to working alongside Joe and our entire executive team,” Bob McConkey said. “The Stanley family (Carolina Auto Auction) and McConkey family have a deep connection and a long history in this industry.”

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