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Announcing four general manager changes

Announcing four general manager changes


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With 65 auction locations throughout North America, our general managers play a vital role in our business. Their passion for our industry is evident, as is their dedication to our customers and our employees. Here are four general manager changes at our auctions, and a little bit more about each. Theo Jelks, general manager, ADESA...
ADESA Winnipeg raises more than $3 million for Manitoba charities

ADESA Winnipeg raises more than $3 million for Manitoba charities


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During the past year, ADESA Winnipeg has made an outstanding focus on their philanthropic efforts. With the support of Gregg Maidment, senior vice president, Western Canada and general manager of ADESA Winnipeg, the auction location has actively supported charities in Manitoba since it opened almost 30 years ago. In addition to a record number of...
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...
Valued employee retires from ADESA Dallas

Valued employee retires from ADESA Dallas


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With 65 ADESA auction locations across North America, there are many fantastic people that work in our organization. Their contributions cover a wide variety of skill sets, and some become a part of ADESA in unique ways. This is especially true for ADESA Dallas employee, Bill Roberts, who recently retired from ADESA Dallas. Bill became...
A message from Stéphane St-Hilaire

A message from Stéphane St-Hilaire


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Happy New Year, everyone. I hope that you enjoyed your holidays and that 2014 is off to a good start for you. As the new president and CEO of ADESA, I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I have worked at ADESA for 15 years in a number of roles, from chief...
Mark Halseth, general manager, ADESA East Tennessee

Mark Halseth, general manager, ADESA East Tennessee


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Everybody has a story. So we thought we’d share a few of ours. We’re very lucky to work with such a talented team of good people. And often, they also lead interesting lives outside the lanes. This month, get to know a little bit more about our general manager at ADESA East Tennessee, Mark Halseth....
Teaming up to support JDRF in 2013

Teaming up to support JDRF in 2013


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I always love to hear about the many fundraisers held at our auction locations and have been fortunate enough to attend a few of these events. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is one recipient of our company’s charitable giving and a cause that benefits many, including several friends of mine. ADESA auctions in Indianapolis,...
Annual food drive rallies record donation for local families

Annual food drive rallies record donation for local families


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To help celebrate all that we’re thankful for this holiday season, we were pleased to support Midwest Food Bank again with our third annual Battle of the Floors food drive. Harnessing the power of our competitive edge, each of the five floors at the ADESA and KAR Auction Services headquarters went head-to-head to see who...
Saying “Thank You” with Dealer Appreciation Month

Saying “Thank You” with Dealer Appreciation Month


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To thank our customers for their business and show our appreciation for their support year-round, we designated October as Dealer Appreciation Month. Many of our auction locations hosted a variety of events and activities throughout the month to thank dealers for their business, including balloon drops, Halloween celebrations, hot apple cider and local charity fundraisers....