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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...
ADESA Phoenix hosts legendary week of special guests and cars for a cause

ADESA Phoenix hosts legendary week of special guests and cars for a cause


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One of our most exciting annual events is Legendary Sales Week, held at ADESA Phoenix for its fourth year running. Welcoming more than 1,200 dealers from across the country, charity auctions, honored special guests and unique sales filled the week with plenty of activity. Supporting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a special aspect of this...
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...
Start 2014 off right with a Sales Kick-Off (SKO) meeting

Start 2014 off right with a Sales Kick-Off (SKO) meeting


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Looking for a way to energize your dealership employees to hit their best sales ever in 2014? Start your year with a Sales Kick-Off meeting (SKO). The purpose of an SKO meeting is to get the year off to a fast start by educating and motivating the sales force. The “SKO season” generally takes place...
Looking forward to 2014 NADA Convention & Expo

Looking forward to 2014 NADA Convention & Expo


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I am very much looking forward to attending the NADA Convention & Expo, with this year’s event in New Orleans from January 24–27. The chance to connect with colleagues, friends and industry professionals is an invaluable and enjoyable experience every year. If you’re joining us for the 2014 NADA Convention and Expo, the excellent programming...
A first-timer’s guide to Barrett-Jackson

A first-timer’s guide to Barrett-Jackson


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Over the years, I’ve been extremely fortunate to attend several Barrett-Jackson events across the United States. As a classic car lover, it’s truly like being a kid in a candy store–if your preferred “candy” comes in the form of gears, engines, wheels and muscle cars. This week, Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale kicks off their 2014 series. If it’s your...
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...