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RIAC Announces Key Management Changes

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Rock Island Auction Company Announces Key Management Changes

ROCK ISLAND, Ill – Owner and President Pat Hogan has announced he is stepping down from the day-to-day operations of Rock Island Auction Company after founding it 23 years ago. Hogan will retain oversight as a Chief Executive Officer, but the everyday duties of the company now fall to his son and new president, Kevin Hogan.

“Kevin has been training for this job almost his entire life,” said Hogan. “He is a dedicated collector, knows the business, has his finger on the pulse of the industry, and possesses a vision for this company that I feel confident will continue its unprecedented success.” Along with Kevin Hogan’s promotion to president, several other key members of the RIAC management were also promoted to executive level positions. Director of Operations Laurence Thomson was promoted to Vice President of Catalog Production/Warehouse Operations, and Jessica Tanghe has been promoted from Executive Director of Client Services to Vice President of Acquisitions/Incoming. Thomson has been with RIAC since 2001 in a variety of roles, and Tanghe’s service extends back to 2004. President Kevin Hogan stated, “These are both long term, loyal employees who know this company inside and out. We are extremely fortunate to have them, and their promotions are well deserved.”

“This is the opportunity of a lifetime. I’m honored to lead such a highly regarded company and could not have asked for a better role model than my dad. I’m indebted to him and our employees for giving me the experience I need to be where I am today.” Rock Island Auction Company will look to build on a record-setting 2015 where it amassed over $51 million in sales and sold over 23,000 firearms.

About Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company is the world’s #1 auction company for firearms, bladed weapons and militaria. Founded in 1993 by its current CEO Patrick Hogan, RIAC continues to set records for sales and to lead the industry with its extensive and beautiful marketing efforts. Their 86,000 square foot facility hosts 9 auctions each year. They actively seek consignments, be it a single weapon or a collection of hundreds, a thousand dollar item or one million. For more information, please visit www.rockislandauction.com or call 1-800-238-8022.