Our Management Team

ERIC AUTENRIETH

General Manager/ Owner

Eric Autenrieth is the Owner of Indiana Auto Auction and the General Manager of Carolina Auto Auction. He is also the former President of the ServNet Auction group. In addition to growing up in the industry, the auction industry has his been his professional career for the last twenty two years. Eric's leadership in marketing and operational excellence has helped the Stanley Auction Group capture numerous Auction of the Year awards from multiple commercial accounts. Eric is a 2004 graduate of Auction Academy and is CAR certified. He has served as President of the NAAA Midwest Zone, and currently serves as Director on the NAAA Southern Zone. Eric is a proud husband, father, and son of Hall of Fame members Henry and Patty Stanley.

Kaci Kartikis

AGM - Sales

Kaci Kartikis has joined the Carolina Auto Auction team as the Assistant General Manager of Sales. Kaci has a strong background in vehicle sales having previously served as a Senior Buyer for CarMax in the Charlotte area. She is familiar with the auction industry and is looking forward to building new relationships with commercial and dealer clients through her new role at Carolina Auto Auction, as well as taking the current successes at Carolina and turning them into additional opportunities for growth. Kaci has a love for international travel, photography, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

VANN HUMPHREY

AGM – Operations and Compliance

Vann has a total of 22 years working in the automotive industry and has recently joined Carolina Auto Auction in 2018 as AGM of Operations. Prior to his current position he spent 20 years employed with a non-prime auto lender, the last 8 years as senior manager of collateral recovery, remarketing, and vendor-facing compliance. His experience covers a wide spectrum in the area of business operations in both an associate capacity and a leadership capacity.

STEVEN BROCK

Fleet/Lease Operations Manager

“Brock” is a 9 year veteran at Carolina Auto Auction and manages the lease operations team. Brock is a former condition report writer and outside coordinator for such accounts as Exeter Finance, Santander, and BB&T. He was promoted to Fleet/Lease Operations Manager in 2017 and has been a big influence in the Carolina Auto Auction operational growth over the past 18 months.

KELLY AYERS

Reconditioning Manager

Kelly joined Carolina Auto Auction as a part-time driver in 2002 and soon moved into the Recon department as a dryer. It was not long after that he was promoted to Recon Manager. He leads a team at a location where Reconditioning is stressed so much that details are named after the owner… that is a “Henry Stanley Detail”. Voted Best Reconditioning Shop by Used Car News.

DEE MILLS

Transportation & Operations Manager

Dee has been at Carolina Auto Auction for six years. She started as Quality Control in the Recon area before moving to Vehicle Registration. In 2018 she was promoted to Operations Manager overseeing all of Transportation, Vehicle Registration, Maintenance, and the Guards. She has a daughter and they are avid bowlers.

Kristal Bray

Office Manager

Kristal joined CAA in 2008 as an online ringman when the auction first began online sales. She joined the lease department full time in 2015 and transitioned to the business office in 2019. Her experience in both the commercial and dealer side of the business put her in position to become our Office Manager in 2020. She is married with 3 kids, loves to travel, and get outdoors.

Jeff Peterson

Shop Manager

Jeff is a 25 year veteran in the auto repair industry and runs the mechanic shop at Carolina Auto Auction. He began his career as a tire and service advisor, but quickly moved up into management roles and formerly ran high volume retail and dealer repair shops. Jeff is master certified for both Ford and Mazda and holds senior certifications from 5+ tire and auto part manufacturers. He is a proud father of two sons and a daughter.

SCOTT WHITAKER

Marketing Manager

Scott has managed the marketing efforts for CAA for eight years now after leaving the finance world as a Bank Manager. He holds an MBA in Marketing and has over 20 years of experience in marketing and finance. Scott is also a 3rd degree black belt, football referee, and is married with 4 children.