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ADESA Winnipeg Doubles Down on Giving Back

ADESA Winnipeg Doubles Down on Giving Back


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ADESA Winnipeg has a long history of charitable giving, which we’ve discussed on Overdrive before. This year, however, the auction team has outdone themselves. In just five short months, ADESA Winnipeg team members and auctioneers have helped to raise more than $2.5 million dollars for a variety of causes and charities. The auctioneers have donated...
ADESA Kicks Off Wear1Share1 Summer Contest

ADESA Kicks Off Wear1Share1 Summer Contest


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As we’ve shared on Overdrive, ADESA has made several investments in our online marketplace, creating a better experience for both buyers and sellers. We’ve received some great feedback, and we use your comments to continually enhance our online tools. Our team also regularly connects with customers and provides one-on-one training on how to get the...
Canadian Auctioneer College Graduates First ADESA-Only Class

Canadian Auctioneer College Graduates First ADESA-Only Class


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Being an auctioneer takes a certain personality combined with talent and skill. Today, a large number of our auctioneers have a tenure with us of more than 20 years and a handful with more than 30. But we don’t see many new faces calling the auction. Initially, we didn’t worry about this. We figured that, with the...
ADESA Sales and Service Top Performers Honored

ADESA Sales and Service Top Performers Honored


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ADESA recently honored their top performers for dealer sales and online sales at the recent Dealer Sales and Services meeting. I was excited to announce our winners and present the awards. I’m proud to work with such outstanding professionals and glad to have the opportunity to recognize their achievements. Our dealer sales and online sales...
Inaugural Sales Conference Harnesses the Power of KAR Group of Companies

Inaugural Sales Conference Harnesses the Power of KAR Group of Companies


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Recently, more than 400 members of the KAR sales teams—including ADESA, AFC, IAA and subsidiaries—met in Indianapolis for the inaugural KAR sales conference. Members from all business units were invited to network with their peers and learn more about the different KAR companies. Presentations by leaders of KAR companies were well received and informative. John...
Greg Noonan’s Successful LOYALT Ride Benefits Canine Companions for Independence

Greg Noonan’s Successful LOYALT Ride Benefits Canine Companions for Independence


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When we auctioned off a motorcycle at the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) convention in January, we had no idea this one event would have such tremendous fundraising results for the benefitting organization, Canine Companions for Independence’s Wounded Veterans Initiative. Greg Noonan, director of Insight Media Enterprises, made the winning bid—$20,000 for a 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage—and Greg’s...
Best Wishes to Ricky Beggs, a Remarketing Industry Icon

Best Wishes to Ricky Beggs, a Remarketing Industry Icon


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My best wishes and sincere thanks go out to Ricky Beggs, one of the most visible champions of the remarketing industry, as he retires April 1. Ricky has been with Black Book for many years and has been something of an icon to many of us in this industry. Ricky and the team at Black...
Ford of Canada Reveals 2014 Auction Quality Award Winners

Ford of Canada Reveals 2014 Auction Quality Award Winners


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Ford Motor Co. of Canada recently announced winners of two of its prestigious awards: the 2014 Auction Quality Award and the 2014 Reconditioning Excellence Award. ADESA Canada auctions were once again recognized for superior service and excellent quality, and I couldn’t be prouder of the teams at these award-winning auctions. Congratulations our 2014 Auction Quality...
Meet the Man Behind the Bike — Greg Noonan, winner of the NADA 2015 Harley-Davidson charity auction

Meet the Man Behind the Bike — Greg Noonan, winner of the NADA 2015 Harley-Davidson charity auction


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This is a guest post from Doug Hadden, director of dealer training at ADESA. I want to introduce you to Greg Noonan, the winner of the 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage motorcycle ADESA auctioned off at the 2015 NADA convention. As you know, this amazing charity auction benefited the NADA Foundation and Canine Companions for Independence. Greg...