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ADESA’s Carol Sewell receives 2014 Women in Remarketing award

ADESA’s Carol Sewell receives 2014 Women in Remarketing award


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We are thrilled to congratulate Carol Sewell, vice president of marketing at ADESA, on being named to the 2014 Women of Remarketing class. The annual Women in Remarketing award presented by Auto Remarketing highlights outstanding women in the auto remarketing industry who have a demonstrated history of going above and beyond through innovation, mentorship, philanthropy,...
ADESA Cleveland general manager retires after 20 years

ADESA Cleveland general manager retires after 20 years


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I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and career of a very special friend and colleague, Colleen Parks, who retired last week as general manager of ADESA Cleveland. I remember first bringing her to the ADESA team in 1994. Through 20 years of hard work, a phenomenal attitude of service and...
Cool Injected business book giveaway: Raving Fans

Cool Injected business book giveaway: Raving Fans


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As part of our Cool Injected business series, we’re sharing a few of our favorite leadership, technology, marketing and customer service books that can help add horsepower to your business. This week’s book is “Raving Fans.” For my book selection, I chose Raving Fans! A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service by Kenneth Blanchard and Sheldon...
Brad Myers named 2013 Warren Young Fellow by NAAA

Brad Myers named 2013 Warren Young Fellow by NAAA


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I am pleased to congratulate a long-time ADESA customer, and personal friend of mine, Brad Myers, on his recent recognition as a 2013 Warren Young Fellow. As the vehicle remarketing manager at Capital One Auto Finance, I have worked closely with Brad through the years and gotten to know his character and professionalism well. Brad...
The Maine Event

The Maine Event


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Every year, I meet a group of friends and we suit up for a motorcycle ride, usually in the area of 3,000 miles round trip. Last year, we visited the most beautiful place in the world: Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. This time, The Accelerators Motorcycle Club gathered for “The Maine Event.” Maine is known...
Why good car salespeople are key to dealership success

Why good car salespeople are key to dealership success


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It’s pretty common knowledge that a good salesperson can have tremendous impact within a dealership. Their ability to explain the product, manage relationships, listen to the needs of customers and provide solutions puts them in a unique category within dealer operations. However, a recent car buyer study has revealed that good car salespeople may be...
VIDEO: Bob Rauschenberg at the AMG Driving Academy

VIDEO: Bob Rauschenberg at the AMG Driving Academy


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Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the AMG Driving Academy experience at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. It was an amazing experience filled with plenty of thrills. I absolutely loved putting such a high-performance machine through its paces, taking the turns tight then flooring it through the straightaways. The AMG Driving Academy...
ADESA and OPENLANE form single team for sales and marketing

ADESA and OPENLANE form single team for sales and marketing


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It’s been an exciting few weeks here at ADESA. I wanted to share with you some changes on my team. First, let’s talk about sales. Our customers asked us to give them a single point of contact— and we did. We formed one commercial sales team. Jason Ferreri, who has spent time both at OPENLANE...
Edmunds Inside Line names 100 most beautiful cars of all time

Edmunds Inside Line names 100 most beautiful cars of all time


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Can you name your top five favorite cars of all time? How about top ten? With so many models and makes, it’s definitely tough to choose the best picks. Yesterday, Edmunds Inside Line released their list of the 100 most beautiful cars of all time. I can’t image the time and effort that went into...