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Date: Sep. 25, 2018

Worldwide Auctioneers appoints automotive retail management specialist Mike Funk as General Manager in an ongoing strategy of expansion

Auburn, Indiana. September 25, 2018. Worldwide Auctioneers, responsible for the sale of some of the world’s most significant classic cars and private automotive collections, has confirmed the appointment of Mike Funk to the position of General Manager. 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, Funk will assume immediate responsibility for the management of the auction house’s operations from its Auburn, Indiana headquarters. With over 20 years of diverse management experience at companies like Ally Financial, Hall Automotive, Kelley Automotive and other large dealer and retail sales groups, he is ideally qualified to head the company’s ongoing development from the front.

“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!” said Mike Funk. “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 Wednesday, January 16th in Arizona in January, The Texas Classic Auction in Arlington in April, The Pacific Grove Auction out on the Monterey Peninsula during Car Week and The Auburn Auction, presented during Labor Day Weekend in Indiana, as well as stand-alone auctions of significant private collections. In addition to the acquisition and sale of classic automobiles at auction, Worldwide offers an extensive range of services to the serious collector, including private treaty sales, appraisal, collection direction and consultancy, estate planning and asset management.
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