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Catching Up with 40 Under 40 Recipient Eric Jenkins

Catching Up with 40 Under 40 Recipient Eric Jenkins


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Eric Jenkins never planned to work in the auto industry. But when he grew frustrated with waiting tables, he unexpectedly found a job at ADESA Dallas two weeks later. The rest is history. Jenkins has steadily risen through the ranks and is now general manager at ADESA Birmingham. His hard work and reputation as a...
Catching Up with 40 Under 40 Recipient Joe Caruso

Catching Up with 40 Under 40 Recipient Joe Caruso


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Joe Caruso has a passion for cars—whether it’s attending a classic car show or taking his 1989 Ford Mustang for a spin. Joe has turned his love of cars into a successful career in the auto remarketing industry. As director of online sales at ADESA, he is responsible for increasing customer engagement across the company’s...
ADESA Montreal Earns National Award for Innovation in Safe Towing

ADESA Montreal Earns National Award for Innovation in Safe Towing


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Congratulations to ADESA Montreal, winners of the national Grand Prize for Safety Innovation award from the Commission on Labor Health and Safety Standards. The award-winning invention is a wheel dolly that enables the safe towing of inoperable four-wheel drive vehicles. The team earned the chance to compete at the national level after winning at the...
KAR Takes Over Used Car Week 2017

KAR Takes Over Used Car Week 2017


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It will be hard to miss KAR Auction Services and ADESA at Used Car Week 2017. In addition to participating on more than a dozen expert panels, KAR and ADESA are again serving as the event’s social media sponsor. If you plan on tweeting or posting on Instagram during the conference, don’t forget to use...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2017


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Average wholesale prices in September were up month-over-month and year-over-year, bolstered by dealer demand in the hurricane-stricken regions. This impact may be waning and prices are likely to resume the softening pattern seen prior to these catastrophic events. In short, Harvey and Irma seem to have resulted in an impact to wholesale prices like that...
Wishing a Happy Retirement to Doug Collis from Ford of Canada

Wishing a Happy Retirement to Doug Collis from Ford of Canada


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This post was jointly written by ADESA Canada colleagues Sornelle Gray (director of operations and training), Nevade Coombs (sales and communications manager) and Trevor Henderson (chief operating officer). After more than 35 years in the automotive business, Doug Collis is retiring from Ford of Canada. Doug has been a huge talent in the industry, as...
Get to Know ADESA Northwest

Get to Know ADESA Northwest


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ADESA Northwest, in Eugene, Oregon, was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other auctions. Previously called Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction, this location is a nationally known leader in the RV and specialty auction industry. ADESA Northwest hosts a dealer-only specialty auction on the second and fourth...
Riding Along Route 20

Riding Along Route 20


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Nothing compares to hitting the open road on a motorcycle. For the past 24 years, I have had the privilege of exploring the country with friends and colleagues on our annual motorcycle ride as part of The Accelerators Motorcycle Club. Each year, we choose a new route, usually around 3,000 miles roundtrip. We’ve seen almost...
Best wishes to friend and colleague Linda Silverstein at Ford

Best wishes to friend and colleague Linda Silverstein at Ford


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After more than 35 years of dedicated service to our industry, Linda Silverstein will retire from Ford Motor Company at the end of this month. I first met Linda over 20 years ago when she was running the auto remarketing services division for Ford. We immediately hit it off. She grew up in the town...