Meet The Team
When you visit Carolina Auto Auction we want you to feel at home. Our management team is happy to help you find exactly what you need.
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.
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.
National Accounts Manager
Zach Evans joined the Carolina team with several years of fleet lease sales experience in the auction industry. He takes pride in creating strong business partnerships with each client's unique strategies in mind. In his free time, Zach loves sports, working on cars, and never passes up a good meal.
Fleet / Lease Operations Manager
“Brock” is a 10 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 (Truist). He was promoted to Fleet/Lease Operations Manager in 2017 and has been a big influence in the Carolina Auto Auction operational growth.
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.
Matt joined the Carolina Auto Auction team in 2021 with over 40 years in automotive servicing experience. He spent 25 years with Toyota, and hold certifications in Toyota, Ford, BMW, Ducati, Triumph, and Zero Motorcycles. For fun he loves to hit the road with his own motorcycles.
Felisha started at the auction in 2019 on our Vehicle Registration team. She quickly rose to become the Operations Manager. She handles all transportation and operations personnel, as well as helps with condition reports and vehicle check-in when needed. She's always said that her job at Carolina Auto Auction has been a life changer for her. She genuinely loves the people and culture of the auction and enjoys the opportunities to improve her skills in the workplace. She has 3 daughters, loves to bake, and dabbles in various types of art.
Sales and Marketing Manager
After 40 years of experience, Jay is starting his next chapter with Carolina Auto Auction as the Sales and Marketing Manager. Jay has seen all angles of sales and marketing, from being a sales manager in the phone book industry, to being an on-air personality in North Carolina and Georgia, and geo-targeting and digital advertising with Hearst Media. Jay is married to his wife Janet, and they have two daughters and two granddaughters. When he can find the time, you can find Jay on the golf course enjoying a round of golf or talking about his two favorite football teams—The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Bengals. Jay invites you into his office anytime if you need his assistance or just to talk sports!