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Paul Lips concludes term as 2012-2013 NAAA president

Paul Lips concludes term as 2012-2013 NAAA president


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With the NAAA Convention behind us, I just wanted to share that it was an honor to serve as the National Auto Auction Association’s president. A year ago, I entered this role with humility and excitement, and I want to thank the NAAA for this tremendous honor. Going into it, I knew that auto auction...
Paul Lips attends NAAA Disney Institute

Paul Lips attends NAAA Disney Institute


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The week before last, I attended the NAAA Dynamic Leadership Institute in Orlando, Florida, hosted by Disney. If you’ve never heard of the Disney Institute, it’s an amazing program. Millions of professionals from around the world attend Disney Institute for business education and training. I was really looking forward to going, and the event absolutely...
Paul Lips works the lots at ADESA Kansas City

Paul Lips works the lots at ADESA Kansas City


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I recently had the privilege of spending a week at ADESA Kansas City. It was great getting to know the team that recently helped the auction win Auction of the Year for General Motors. My last visit to the auction was in early 2007—what a change five years has made. Not only has ADESA Kansas...
Yellow light announced cars draw quite a crowd

Yellow light announced cars draw quite a crowd


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We recently had a customer post an interesting question on our Facebook page: “The vehicle announcement states ‘will run but unsafe to drive.’ What’s up with that? Someone still bought it?” So I reached out to ADESA’s regional business manager Doug Shore, who sits a few offices down from me, for an answer. Doug shared:...
VIDEO: Harley-Davidson Charity Auction at NADA 2012

VIDEO: Harley-Davidson Charity Auction at NADA 2012


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Last Sunday afternoon at the 2012 NADA Convention and Expo, it was hard to ignore the hundreds of people gathering in the ADESA booth for our charity Harley-Davidson auction. With several active bidders and more than one occasion where the entire audience broke into applause over a new dollar amount, energy levels were definitely running...
Paul Lips donates time to local charity

Paul Lips donates time to local charity


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I wasn’t familiar with Prevail until I was introduced to the group by a friend. Then, once I heard one woman’s story about being a victim of assault, I knew I had to help. Her story was so moving; it inspired me to get involved. Once I became president of the Prevail Board of Directors,...
Chili cook-off contest at ADESA office

Chili cook-off contest at ADESA office


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There’s nothing like a little comfort food to warm the soul, especially once the cold weather hits. So I was excited to be invited to judge a recent employee chili cook-off at the ADESA office. I didn’t even let the chili names—Johnny’s Science Project, Chili Surprise or Booty Burning Chili—deter me. And, after testing them,...