On August 25, over 600 Copart, CrashedToys, NPA and Bright Excavation employees attended the final stop of the 24K Copart Magic Town Hall Tour at the Willis Johnson Ranch in Celina, Texas. Employees from 10 different states gathered for a night full of celebrating Copart’s many successes and the people that made those successes possible.
Attendees enjoyed refreshments before the Town Hall Meeting began at the brand-new Willis Johnson Ranch, Copart’s new state-of-the-art event facility. They also got a chance to view the recently completed Copart History Museum, a tribute to Copart’s past, present and future. Chief Sales and Product Officer Rob Vannuccini kicked off the night when he grabbed a microphone and pumped up the crowd for a night full of fun. He introduced several employees including Syed Rizvi who submitted a groundbreaking idea to the Innovation Forum that improved the way that Copart conducts business. Vannuccini explained that everyone is a salesperson and then revealed the new mantra “new, renew, subdue.”
CEO Jay Adair took the stage in a floor-length fur coat and got down to business. He welcomed Copart’s employees and thanked them for their amazing day-to-day efforts. Jay welcomed some of Copart’s most dedicated employees to the stage to be recognized for their five-star service to Copart. Brant Sherrod, Kathryn Evans, David Orozco and Lahudyne Candelario were announced as Annual Service Star winners, Copart’s most coveted award, and were presented with a check for $2,500.
In attendance were three employees that have been with Copart for many years. Donna Stern, Greg DePasquale and Matt Richards were presented with special anniversary pins in celebration of their Copart Milestones.
Copart founder, Willis Johnson also attended the Town Hall Meeting. He wrapped up the meeting by presenting the Willis Johnson Scholarship to Brett and Kecia Adair and Arjmand Hayat, Halie Rion and Antony Tortell. “Copart continues to see record-breaking growth not only in employees but also in acreage acquired, cars picked up and units sold,” said Jay Adair. Because Copart has experienced a rapid amount of growth recently, bringing back Town Hall Meetings was crucial. Town Hall Meetings are not only a time of celebration but also a way to personally thank the people of Copart for their hard work and dedication. Copart works hard and plays harder. “When I tell you that I had a ball… I learned so much about the company and was so excited to get back to work and release vehicles,” said Tonya Cooper from Copart Memphis.