Worldwide Auctioneers Hired

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Article by KPC Media | KPC News | October 10, 2018 
AUBURN — Worldwide Auctioneers said Tuesday it has appointed Mike Funk to the position of general manager.
Funk will assume immediate responsibility for management of the auction company’s operations from its Auburn headquarters. He brings more than 20 years of diverse management experience at companies such as Ally Financial, Hall Automotive, Kelley Automotive and other large dealer and retail sales groups.
In a news release, Worldwide said Funk is “ideally qualified to head the company’s ongoing development from the front.” The company said it is “in a committed period of expansion that has introduced new headline auctions to the annual schedule as well as a series of landmark private collection sales.”
“Mike is an outstanding automotive and retail sales management professional with a great track record who brings very significant management and business development expertise to the table at a time when we are fully engaged in a strategy of very significant growth”, said John Kruse, Worldwide principal and auctioneer. “He is also a well-known figure here in the local community through his work with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital and MDA. We’re delighted to welcome him to the team and look forward to having him at the helm.”

“This is an exciting time for this company, and I am excited to be joining the team,” Funk said in the news release. “What drove me to Worldwide is their vision and commitment to excellence. I look forward to working alongside the rest of the team to help drive growth in the collector car space.”
Worldwide’s annual schedule includes the Scottsdale Auction, scheduled for Jan. 16 in Arizona; The Texas Classic Auction in Arlington in April: The Pacific Grove Auction on California’s Monterey Peninsula during Car Week; and The Auburn Auction, presented during Labor Day weekend, as well as stand-alone auctions of significant private collections.
In addition to the acquisition and sale of classic automobiles at auction, Worldwide Auctioneers said it offers an extensive range of services to serious collectors, including private treaty sales, appraisals, collection direction and consultancy, estate planning and asset management. 

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