January marks the start of a new year. But before we move too far into 2017, I want to take a moment to look back and recognize the multiple ADESA locations and employees that received accolades from our industry partners.

It is always an honor when someone else recognizes your hard work and dedication to serving customers. I am proud to work with such a talented team of people, and I would like to share their accomplishments.

Here is a list of auction locations and employees who received awards in 2016.

ADESA Auction Awards

ADESA Kansas City

  • Chase Cup Award, Chase Auto Finance
  • Auction of the Year 2015 (U.S.), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Auction of the Year 2015, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Remarketing
  • Best Days to Condition Report, 2015 Donlen Top Auction Awards
  • Douglas F. Wininger Memorial Award for Best National Performance Service Delivery and Best Regional Performance, Central Region

ADESA Cincinnati/Dayton

  • Best Auto Auctions to Work For, Auto Remarketing
  • Auction of the Year, Midwest, 2015, Capital One
  • Best Retention Dollars, 2015 Donlen Top Auction Awards

ADESA Las Vegas

  • Best Auto Auctions to Work For, Auto Remarketing

ADESA Sarasota

  • Best Auto Auctions to Work For, Auto Remarketing

 ADESA Los Angeles

  • Achievement Award, Enterprise
  • Auction of the Year, West, 2015, Capital One

ADESA Brasher’s

  • 2015 ASAP Award – Open and Closed Sales, Ford

 ADESA Northwest

  • 2015 Auction of the Year, Marine/RV, U.S. Bank

 ADESA Portland

  • West Region Award Winner, 2015 Donlen Top Auction Awards

ADESA New Jersey

  • All-Star Auction Status, AuctionACCESS
  • Auction of the Year, Northeast, 2015, Capital One

ADESA Seattle

  • Auction of the Year, Northwest, 2015, Capital One

ADESA Atlanta

  • Q4 Auction Partner, Santander

ADESA Long Island

  • Northeast Region Winner, Santander Auction Partner Award
  • Northeast Region Winner, Chrysler Capital Awards

ADESA Phoenix

  • West Region Winner, Santander Auction Partner Award

ADESA Golden Gate

  • West Region Winner, Chrysler Capital Awards
  • 2015 Auction of the Year, VW Credit
  • 2015 High Performance Auction Award, KIA
  • 2015 West Coast Regional Award, LeasePlan

ADESA Lexington

  • Top Gun Award for Best Overall Auction in 2015, Consumer Portfolio Services

ADESA Buffalo

  • Top Auction of the Year for 2015, Fiserv
  • Closed Sale Winner, Ford Auction Service Award Program

ADESA Minneapolis

  • Silver, Midwest, Remarketing by Element

ADESA Winnipeg

  • Auto Auction of the Year, Eastern Chapter Regional Winner, National Auto Auction Association
  • Top Auction 2015, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

ADESA Montreal

  • 2015 Top Performer, Auction of the Year, Volkswagen Finance
  • 2015 Top Performer, Vehicle Reconditioning, Volkswagen Finance
  • Auction of the Year 2015 (Canada), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • National Promotion, Canada, Remarketing by Element
  • Regional Safety Award (Large Company), CNESST

ADESA Tilbury

  • Top Auction 2015, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

ADESA Toronto

  • National Operations, Canada, Remarketing by Element
  • Above and Beyond, Canada, Element Fleet Management

ADESA Kitchener

  • Best Operational Auction, Canada, Element Fleet Management

ADESA Edmonton

  • National Above and Beyond, Canada, Remarketing by Element

ADESA + Subsidiary Awards

ADESA

  • Gold Award for Online Auction, Purchasing Inventory, Auto Dealer Today
  • Platinum Award for Traditional Auction, Auto Dealer Today
  • Dealer’s Choice Awards, Auto Dealer Today

 ADESA Marketing Team

  • American Graphic Design Award in Surface Graphics, Graphic Design USA

Industry Leadership Recognition

Tom Kontos, Chief Economist at KAR Auction Services

  • Ed Bobit Industry Icon Award

Bob Rauschenberg, EVP of Sales, Marketing and Special Services at ADESA

  • IARA Circle of Excellence Award
  • NAAA 2016 Pioneer Award

Jerry Hinton, General Manager at ADESA Portland

  • Incoming President of the National Auto Auction Association

Rich Levene, General Manager at ADESA Austin

  • Warren Young Fellow (2016), NAAA

Sheryl Watson, General Counsel for ADESA Canada

  • 2016 Women in Remarketing Panel at Used Car Week

Debbie Stokes, National Remarketing Manager for PAR North America

  • 2016 Women in Remarketing Panel at Used Car Week

Nick Pawlak, U.S. VP of operations at AutoVIN

  • 40 Under 40, Auto Remarketing

Vince McNeal, Executive Sales Director at ADESA

  • 40 Under 40, Auto Remarketing

Kathy Hopkins, Regional Sales Manager at ADESA

  • 40 Under 40, Auto Remarketing

Paul Lips, COO at ADESA

  • Panelist/Speaker, Used Car Week 2016

Jerry Kroshus, President at PAR North America

  • Panelist/Speaker, Used Car Week 2016

Jose Delgado, VP at PAR North America

  • Panelist/Speaker, Used Car Week 2016

Lisa Scott, Chief Client Officer at ADESA Canada

  • Outstanding Contribution to the Canadian Automotive Industry, IARA
  • 2016 Outstanding Female Performer (Laurie Dobberphul Award), Element Fleet Management

Dolores Soliz, ADESA Los Angeles

  • Coordinator Award for 5+ Years of Outstanding Service, 2015, Capital One

Sean MacKenzie, Operations Manager at ADESA Vancouver

  • 40 Under 40, Auto Remarketing Canada

James Murphy, Acting General Manager at ADESA Halifax

  • 40 Under 40, Auto Remarketing Canada

I want to thank everyone and congratulate them on receiving these well-deserved honors and awards. I look forward to working together for another successful year and the many exciting opportunities in store for 2017.