Every February, ADESA auction general managers and sales teams from across North America gather in Indianapolis for an annual meeting. Participants connect with each other, hear from leadership and share industry tips and best practices.

One of the highlights of the event is an awards ceremony at which top auction teams and managers are honored in areas of performance, safety and much more.

2018 EAGLE Awards

New this year were the EAGLE awards, which recognize well-rounded execution in the auctions. EAGLE is an acronym that stands for EBITDA, Audit, Growth in unit volume, Leverage KAR (AFC Growth) and Ethics.

Auctions that achieved target-level goals in all categories received EAGLE recognition. EAGLE Elite is a more prestigious accomplishment that requires a higher level of achievement in EBITDA and growth metrics.

Srisu Subrahmanyam, our COO, and the respective regional vice presidents announced the winners of the 2018 EAGLE and EAGLE Elite awards:

2018 EAGLE Elite Awards

  • ADESA Colorado Springs, first place
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(From L to R) ADESA Colorado Springs General Sales Manager Collin Rosenbaum, COO Srisu Subrahmanyam, ADESA Colorado Springs General Manager Steve Swanson; RVP-Central Doug Shore, President John Hammer

  • ADESA Lexington, second place
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(From L to R) ADESA Lexington General Sales Manager Charles Osborne, Sales Supervisor Patty Sands and General Manager Jason Martin, COO Srisu Subrahmanyam, RVP-Midwest Geoff Parker, President John Hammer

2018 EAGLE Awards

  • ADESA Cincinnati/Dayton
  • ADESA Raleigh
  • ADESA Chicago
  • ADESA Sioux Falls
2018 OHA Awards

The OHA awards honored auction teams and managers who received remarkable scores on their Operational Health Assessment (OHA) audits.

Anil Nair, VP of process excellence at ADESA, presented the 2018 OHA awards to the following auctions:

  • ADESA Calgary won the Highest Overall OHA Score in 2018
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(From L to R) ADESA Calgary Sales Manager Richard Fix, ADESA Calgary GM Jim Busby, ADESA VP of Process Excellence Anil Nair

  • ADESA Vancouver earned the Highest MAP Score in 2018
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(From L to R) ADESA Vancouver GM John MacDonald, ADESA VP of Process Excellence Anil Nair

  • ADESA San Antonio took the Most Improved OHA Score in 2018
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(From L to R) ADESA VP of US Operations, Midwest Region Geoff Parker, ADESA VP of Process Excellence Anil Nair

  • ADESA Atlanta had the Most Improved OHA Score Year-Over-Year in 2018
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(From L to R) ADESA Atlanta GM Mark Brun, ADESA VP of Process Excellence Anil Nair

2018 SAMMY Awards

The 2018 SAMMY awards, handed out by Safe T. Sam himself, were based on a number of key criteria that keep our auctions safe and secure.

Joining me to introduce the winners of the 2018 SAMMY awards were KAR VP of Remarketing Services Tim Massingale and KAR Security Success Manager Alicia Miller.

2018 SAMMY Awards | Safest Auction

  • ADESA Nashville | Safest Auction, Small Site
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(From L to R) ADESA Nashville GM Harold Chapman, Safe T. Sam, KAR Remarketing Services VP Tim Massingdale

  • ADESA Las Vegas | Safest Auction, Medium Site
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(From L to R) Safe T. Sam, ADESA Las Vegas GM Jay Hinchman, KAR Remarketing Services VP Tim Massingdale

  • ADESA Atlanta | Safest Auction, Large Site
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(From L to R) Safe T. Sam, ADESA Atlanta GM Mark Brun, KAR Remarketing Services VP Tim Massingdale

2018 SAMMY Awards | Best OHA Safety Audit Scores

Top winner:

  • ADESA Calgary | Highest OHA Safety Audit Score
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(From L to R) ADESA Calgary Sales Manager Richard Fix, Safe T. Sam, ADESA Calgary GM Jim Busby, KAR Remarketing Services VP Tim Massingdale

Regional winners:

  • ADESA Long Island | Best OHA Safety Audit Score, East Region
  • ADESA Little Rock | Best OHA Safety Audit Score, Central Region
  • ADESA Cleveland | Best OHA Safety Audit Score, Midwest Region
  • ADESA Reno | Best OHA Safety Audit Score, West Region

2018 SAMMY Awards | Most Improved Auctions

Top winner:

  • ADESA Salt Lake | Most Improved Auction, Safety
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(From L to R) Safe T. Sam, ADESA Salt Lake GM Rob Brasher, KAR Remarketing Services VP Tim Massingdale

Regional winners:

  • ADESA Orlando | Most Improved Auction, East Region
  • ADESA Portland | Most Improved Auction, West Region
  • ADESA San Antonio | Most Improved Auction, Midwest Region
  • ADESA Toronto | Most Improved Auction, Canada

Congratulations to all the winners in all categories. Read about the winners of our 2018 Dealer Sales Awards here.