Our Management Team

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Meet The Team

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Kevin J. Brown

Managing Partner

Kevin J. Brown is the Managing Partner of the Indiana Auto Auction. He joined the Stanley Autenrieth Auction Group in November of 2018 having previously been the co-owner of Missouri Auto Auction and Chairman of the ServNet Auction Group. Kevin lives and breathes the auction environment partnering with car dealers, financial institutions, lease companies, truck dealers, trucking business and the government. Kevin truly believes in “Chief” which has become part of the SAAG mission statement: Community, Honesty, Integrity, Education, and Faith. He and his wife, Kathleen, permanently reside in Columbia, MO where they are extremely active in their community and church.

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Andrew J. Schaefer

CFO & Assistant General Manager

Andrew J. Schaefer is the assistant General Manager and the Chief Financial Officer of the Indiana Auto Auction. Andrew has been employed in the auto industry for over 21 years. He has been an associate of the Indiana Auction team since 1997 and has always provided customers with a consistent and reliable presence at the office. Andrew enjoys interacting with car dealers, customers, and IAA employees each week. He has been married for 20 years and has three children. Andrew is a dedicated Chicago Bears fan and loves playing sports with his children. He and his family live in Roanoke, IN. Andrew and his family have enjoyed providing a home for a foster child in Allen county as well as be involved in their community.

Nathan Jett

Human Resource Manager

Nathan Jett is the Assistant General Manager of Operations for the Indiana Auto Auction. He joined the IAA team in 2020, bringing over ten years’ experience in auto auction operations, including helping to build and implement the first-in-class Safe T Sam auction safety program. Nathan has a passion for bringing out the best in his employees through leading, training, and coaching. Married since 2016, Nathan resides in downtown Fort Wayne with his wife Jennifer, where they enjoy working with service dogs-in-training, promoting animal welfare and environmental conservation efforts, and planning their next international vacation.

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Michael Ray

Fleet Manager

Michael has a total of 25 years in the automotive industry with 11 of those being in the auto auction industry. He joined the Indiana Auto Auction team in 2014 as the operations manager. In 2018 he was moved to fleet/lease operations and started overseeing the monthly GSA auctions, with a recent move in 2019 to National Accounts Manager. Michael is a 2019 graduate of the Auction Academy and he is CAR certified. He enjoys the fast pace of the auction industry and the daily challenges it presents. Michael and his family live in Waterloo, Indiana where he and his wife enjoy watching their children grow. Michael has a passion for automobiles whether that is repairing them, building them, or racing them.

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Ana Maria Tapia

Office Manager

Ana Maria Tapia is the office manager for Indiana Auto Auction. Ana has worked at IAA for 13 years. She loves overseeing the front office which consists of dealer registration, accounting, institution titles, dealer titles and block clerks. Ana loves the rush and excitement of auction day and still gets goose bumps every time she walks through the auction block. Ana really enjoys talking to all the car dealers and getting to know about their families and life achievements and celebrating with them. Ana’s parents were immigrants from Mexico, and she was born in the great State of Texas. Her and her husband have four children and three grandchildren. Her favorite pastime is watching the Dallas Cowboys and playing fantasy football with family and friends.

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Robin Dailey-Nickols

Dealer Sales Manager

Robin Dailey-Nickols is the Dealer Sales Manager for Indiana Auto Auction. Robin has proudly served the automotive industry for over 22 years. She had been an associate of the Indiana Auction Team since the merger with Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction in 2019 where she was employed for 17 years! She has always offered great customer service by providing timely, attentive, and upbeat service to her dealers, all while ensuring their needs are met in a manner that reflects positively on the company. Her motto is “Give the customers a good reason to come back.” Robin has been married for 9 years and have one child at home in Hamilton, IN where they reside. Robin loves the outdoors and traveling as she spends a lot of time with her family in Canada and socializing with friends.

John Wiesemann

Heavy-Duty Truck Division manager

John L. Wiesemann is the Heavy-Duty Truck Division manager for Indiana Auto Auction. John has been an auctioneer for 38 years and for the past 35 years he has specialized in heavy duty trucks and equipment. John joined IAA in 2019 during the acquisition of Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction. John’s number one priority is customer service and staying abreast of the market nationwide. He has two sons and seven grandchildren and enjoys spending time with them. John enjoys his old farm tractors and equipment. He says there is nothing more relaxing than getting on an old tractor and working. He also jumps at the chance to do charity auctions. John has lived in the Fort Wayne area for the past 30 years.