Driving innovation in the
remarketing industry
Protecting and serving
the auction marketplace
for more than 60 years

Welcome to AutoTec

AutoTec is the leading source of service and software solutions focused on the evolving needs of on-site and online marketplaces. Through our suite of services, we drive innovation in insurance, credentialing, vehicle history and dispute resolution. With over 60 years of experience in the auction industry, AutoTec’s team has a depth of expertise to support all parties in the marketplace.

OUR HISTORY
AutoTec, a privately held business in Birmingham, AL, traces its history back to the late 1800’s when the company’s earliest business included selling insurance, financial guaranty bonds, real estate, and typewriters.
 
In 1953, at the request of leading auction owners, Tom Adams, Sr. pioneered a unique insurance program designed to meet the needs of the auction industry, commonly known as Payment and Title Guaranty Insurance.
 
Since that time, AutoTec has continued to evolve, now providing insurance, credentialing, vehicle history, risk management and claims administration services for the automotive industry. AutoTec and its team members are committed to providing innovative solutions and high-level customer service for our partners in the automotive industry.
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1898

Captain Richard Fuller Manly establishes R.F. Manly and Co. on 5th Avenue North in Birmingham, AL.

1953

Tom Adams, Sr. develops Auction Insurance Agency and its Payment and Title Guaranty program for the wholesale automotive industry.

1965

Operating as Robinson Adams Insurance, operations are moved to Highland Avenue on the south side of Birmingham.

1976

The company launches Centennial Casualty Company, a multi-line property and casualty insurer.

1992

The company begins selling vehicle history “exception reports” to auto auctions.

1993

The company relocates to its current location atop Red Mountain in Homewood, AL.

1998

AuctionACCESS is developed and launched to provide dealer credentialing services for wholesale vehicle auctions.

1999

AutoTec partners with Experian to provide AutoCheck Vehicle History reports for its auction customers.

2010

Red Mountain Technologies begins selling vehicle history to auto insurance carriers for rating and underwriting.

2012

VIN CrossCheck is launched as a data sharing platform to help lenders securely and confidentially exchange VIN information.

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AuctionACCESS launches the AuctionACCESS Floor Plan platform to automate daily credit availability and loan originations between auctions and wholesale lenders.

2013

At the request of livestock stockyard owners across the country, Auction Insurance Agency added Livestock Market Payment Insurance to its portfolio of risk management services.

2014

Red Mountain Technologies patents their Risk Predictor Score – a process that uses vehicle history data to give insurance customers a competitive edge in pricing.

2018

AuctionACCESS implements the AuctionACCESS Mobile Card to provide increased security and a better user experience for dealers.

2019

Auction Insurance Agency introduces its Physical Damage Insurance, designed to insure floor plan providers in the event of a physical damage loss to their floored collateral.

2020

DealerPay is introduced in order to help reduce risk while enhancing ease of payment between dealers, auction marketplaces and floorplan lenders.

OUR SERVICES

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Utilized by over 320 wholesale auctions, AuctionACCESS is the central credentialing authority for the wholesale automotive industry. The AuctionACCESS card is a dealer's gateway into the physical and online lanes throughout the US and Canada and a tool for auctions to protect access to the wholesale lanes for valid, licensed dealers.
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Since 1953, Auction Insurance Agency has been providing Payment and Title insurance to the wholesale auction industry. The company now works with other entities within the automotive industry including online wholesale and retail marketplaces, floor plan lending providers and transportation companies. In addition to Payment and Title insurance, AIA provides fraud prevention, dispute mediation and arbitration services to its automotive customers.
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AutoCheck Auctions provides reliable vehicle history data for the wholesale automotive industry. AutoCheck Auctions checks more than 2 million vehicles each month for its wholesale auction customers, helping auctions identify problem vehicles before they cross the online or physical auction block.
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Top automobile insurance companies use Red Mountain Technologies for rating, underwriting, and claims. Red Mountain Technologies’ Risk Predictor Score provides insurance customers with the vital, accurate, and up-to-date vehicle history data they need to make informed decisions that directly affect a company’s bottom line. Red Mountain Technologies’ patented process using AutoCheck vehicle history data gives its customers the edge they need when pricing in today’s competitive auto insurance market.
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In 2013, at the request of livestock stockyard owners across the country, Auction Insurance Agency added Livestock Market Payment Insurance to its expert portfolio of risk management services. Designed to protect stockyards from catastrophic losses and costly cash flow disruptions, Livestock Market Payment Insurance provides protection against bad checks and other payment defaults from buyers.
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VXC is a secure data sharing platform that enables wholesale and retail lenders to receive up to date information on the VINs in their portfolio. A simple and confidential tool, VXC helps lenders illuminate the risks that may be hidden from their view.

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VINs Checked for
history records.

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Dealer documents
processed annually.

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Auction
customers served.

MILLION

Transactions insured
since 1953.

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VINs Checked for
history records.

MILLION

Dealer documents
processed annually.

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Auction
customers served.

MILLION

Transactions insured
since 1953.

LEADERSHIP

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Charlie Adams

SVP & Chief Operating Officer | AuctionACCESS

Charlie Adams joined the company in 2011 and currently serves as Vice President at AuctionACCESS, where he manages the company’s customer support operations. In addition, Charlie oversees business development for the company’s auction and floor plan platforms as well as its VIN CrossCheck product. Charlie graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alabama. A native of Birmingham, Charlie is active locally with the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Young Supporters Board.
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Richard Adams

Vice President | AutoTec

Richard joined AutoTec in 1971 and serves as Vice President for the AutoTec family of companies. With over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, Richard is responsible for the development and oversight of the company’s insurance operations. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he holds the CPCU insurance designation.
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Tom Adams

Chairman | AutoTec

Tom serves as Chairman of the AutoTec family of companies. For his contributions to the auction industry, Tom was named to the National Auto Auction Association Hall of Fame in 1992. Tom has been with the company since 1970 and holds a degree from the University of North Carolina.
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Bryan Benson

Vice President | Auction Insurance Agency

Bryan joined AutoTec in 2004 and is responsible for the daily operations of the company’s buyer protection programs and arbitration services. His responsibilities include loss prevention, account analysis and project management. Bryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama and earned his J.D. from the Birmingham School of Law. Bryan is also a member of the Alabama State Bar.
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William Cain

Chief Financial Officer | AutoTec

William is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Insurance Counselor, and a Certified Risk Manager. Prior to joining AutoTec, he held management positions with companies in the automotive, wholesale distribution and insurance industries. William also spent 12 years with a large publicly-held company. He currently serves as CFO of the AutoTec family of companies and leads a team that handles the company’s accounting and financial functions.
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Jamye Carpenter

VP of Business Development | Red Mountain Technologies

Jamye joined the Red Mountain Technologies and AutoCheck Auctions team in 1999. She serves as Vice President of Business Development and manages the sales and billing teams. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership through Louisiana State University Shreveport where she is receiving her MBA. Jamye is an honoree of Women in Remarketing, the National Auto Auction Association, International Automotive Remarketers Alliance, and Women in Automotive mentor program.  Locally, Jamye is involved in several civic organizations, including the Women in Wisdom Mentoring Program.
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Allison Deskin

Controller | AutoTec

Allison Deskin joined AutoTec in 2020. She serves as Controller for the AutoTec family of companies where she manages the accounting and financial functions. Allison graduated from the University of Montevallo with a BBA in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over eighteen years of experience in public accounting.
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Donna Dukes

SVP of Technology Operations | AutoTec

Donna joined AutoTec in 2000 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Technology Operations. She manages the technology divisions for all the AutoTec companies. Donna is a graduate of Samford University and holds a BA in Business Administration. She serves on the board of directors for the Executive Women International Birmingham Chapter and is also involved with Junior Achievement of Birmingham.
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Jennifer Fields

Director of Human Resources

Jennifer joined AutoTec in 2020 where she manages the human resources needs for all of the AutoTec affiliated companies. Jennifer graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a B.A. in Human Resources. She has worked in human resources for twenty-plus years in various industries to include: hospitality, healthcare, and higher education. She is a BSHRM and SHRM member.
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John McElrath

President | Red Mountain Technologies

John serves as President of Red Mountain Technologies and AutoCheck Auctions, where he manages all areas of operations for both companies. John earned a B.A. and B.S. in Business Administration and History from Birmingham-Southern College as well as a MA in Public and Private Management. John’s interests include raising and showing Arabian horses on his farm in North Alabama.
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Ben Puckett

President | Auction Insurance Agency

Ben has been with AutoTec since 1997 and serves as the President of Auction Insurance Agency, where he is responsible for the strategic development of the company’s risk management services and products. Ben graduated with a BA in communications/public relations from the University of Alabama in 1997, and has called Birmingham home for nearly 20 years. He is active with his church, the Literacy Council of Central Alabama and other community endeavors.
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Chuck Redden

Chief Executive Officer | AutoTec

Chuck joined AutoTec in 2000 and serves as Chief Executive Officer, where he is responsible for the strategic leadership of the company’s objectives and growth. Prior to joining AutoTec, Redden served as navigator onboard the U.S.S. Harry W. Hill (DD-986) and as a commercial loan officer with AmSouth Bank. A native of Tennessee, Redden holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. He is active in the National Auto Auction Association, the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, the Rotary Club of Birmingham and other civic organizations.
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Brandon Walton

SVP & Chief Operating Officer | Auction Insurance Agency

Brandon has been with Auction Insurance Agency since 1993. As Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer, his duties include management of all daily operations of our Payment and Title insurance program, including loss prevention, recovery, claims adjusting and maintenance of existing accounts. His responsibilities also include sales of all products and services, as well as business development. Brandon earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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Tony Zeidler

SVP | Auction Insurance Agency

Tony joined AutoTec in 1998 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Auction Insurance. He oversees business development and customer relations for the company. His responsibilities include sales of all products and services, and he is a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent. Originally from Long Island, New York, Tony is a graduate of the University of Alabama and holds a BA in Communications.

CAREERS

Recognized as one of Birmingham’s “Best Places to Work,” AutoTec’s growth and success since 1898 has been fueled by its people. The company places great emphasis on a collaborative environment where employees work together to challenge each other to commit to a standard of excellence and accountability. We are always seeking motivated individuals to strengthen our work environment.

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Purpose: Responsible for supporting and expanding AutoTec enterprise and client applications. Will work on variety of products designing, developing, and implementing software as required.

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AUCTIONACCESS CUSTOMER SUPPORT SPECIALIST I

Purpose: The Customer Support Specialist I is responsible for taking incoming calls from auctions and dealers who subscribe to AuctionACCESS. The Customer Support Specialist is charged with providing exceptional service on routine matters. He/she will answer 25+ calls per day and maintain appropriate system notes and documentation. The Customer Support Specialist will process and verify data from dealers and auctions.

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CONTACT

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ADDRESS

2200 Woodcrest Place, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35209

 

PHONE

(205) 414-2700  

 

EMAIL

customerservice@autotec.com

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