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Employees Serving in the National Guard and Reserve Continue to Benefit from Insurance Auto Auctions Support


Dr. Jerry Icenhower, Chairman of the Texas ESGR Committee (ESGR), joined John Kett to celebrate the grand opening of IAA's Austin, Texas facility and to reaffirm IAA support of Veteran and Reservist employment. Mr. Kett signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve during IAA's September 11th Patriot Day observance which occurred during a pause in their live and live-online salvage auto auction to buyers representing 110 countries who can access the auction in six languages.

Insurance Auto Auctions joins thousands of America's employers in pledging to:

  • Continually recognize and support our country's service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.
  • Fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).
  • Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
  • Ensure that managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

“This is the right thing to do, and it is the right time to do it,” said Icenhower. “Today, supportive employers like Insurance Auto Auctions are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's Guard and Reserve units.”

When asked about the Statement of Support criteria, Icenhower said, “Insurance Auto Auctions managers will now stand proudly with their Guard and Reserve employees, who continue to answer their nation's call to defend our way of life. Their personal sacrifices are essential to the strength of our nation.”

“We are pleased to be a part of this national alliance where military service can translate into employment opportunities at our 148 U.S. branch locations,” said John Kett, President and Chief Financial Officer at Insurance Auto Auctions. “We are proud to provide employment opportunities to those who serve and appreciate their commitment to our country. On behalf of the more than 1,800 IAA team members in the US, we honor and recognize service men and women on this historic Patriot Day.”

About Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc.

Insurance Auto Auctions is the leading live and live-online salvage vehicle auction company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR). Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has over 160 auction facilities throughout North America offering towing, financing and titling services. With the most auction facilities in North America, IAA provides registered buyers from around the globe with millions of opportunities to bid on and purchase donated and salvaged vehicles. Since 1982, IAA has sold millions of vehicles through its weekly auctions for insurance companies, fleet and rental companies, financing companies, charity organizations and the general public. IAA also leverages its business model to assist hundreds of charitable organizations in the US through its One Car One Difference® campaign. To date IAA has provided millions of dollars in additional funding to charities by assisting in the processing of donated vehicles. Learn how we are making a difference by visiting With a talented team of over 2,000 North American employees, IAA is committed to providing customers with the highest level of services in the salvage auto industry. Go to to learn more, and follow IAA on Facebook and Twitter.

About ESGR

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

As the 1.1 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions that require extraordinary actions on the part of everyday citizens, ESGR will continue to be the informational agency for the employers of citizen warriors. More information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and incredible volunteer opportunities is available at or by contacting Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, at 571-372-0709, or email

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 03E25, Alexandria, VA 22350

Tom Bullock, 571-372-0709
Insurance Auto Auctions
Jeanene O'Brien, 708-492-7328

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