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Q&A with ADESA Montreal’s Simon Robitaille

Q&A with ADESA Montreal’s Simon Robitaille


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ADESA Montreal, with Simon Robitaille as general manager since 2011, has recently won numerous accolades from consignors and industry partners—Top Performer from Volkswagen Finance, Auction Quality Award from Ford of Canada, Auction of the Year from FCA and Best National Promotion from Element Fleet Management, to name just a few. So it should come as...
ADESA Canada Graduates Second Class of Auctioneers

ADESA Canada Graduates Second Class of Auctioneers


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Last spring, a group of 16 ADESA Canada employees became the first graduates of the ADESA-only class at the Canadian Auction College. Now, a group of eight has followed in their footsteps: Ronal Rao, fleet coordinator at ADESA Vancouver Binghao Feng, marketing coordinator at ADESA Vancouver Treyton Wolfe, sales at ADESA Saskatoon Monica Maddox, vehicle inspection team leader...
ADESA Toronto Switches Up Sales Approach

ADESA Toronto Switches Up Sales Approach


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Our very own Trevor Henderson and Richard Kennedy recently talked to Auto Remarketing Canada about ADESA Toronto’s new sales approach, called “2 O’Clock Tuesdays.” The auction replaced its Monday night sale with “2 O’Clock Tuesdays,” an event that offers lunch to all attendees, along with more than 400 vehicles. Then the auction turns around and hosts its weekly...
ADESA Winnipeg Doubles Down on Giving Back

ADESA Winnipeg Doubles Down on Giving Back


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ADESA Winnipeg has a long history of charitable giving, which we’ve discussed on Overdrive before. This year, however, the auction team has outdone themselves. In just five short months, ADESA Winnipeg team members and auctioneers have helped to raise more than $2.5 million dollars for a variety of causes and charities. The auctioneers have donated...
Canadian Auctioneer College Graduates First ADESA-Only Class

Canadian Auctioneer College Graduates First ADESA-Only Class


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Being an auctioneer takes a certain personality combined with talent and skill. Today, a large number of our auctioneers have a tenure with us of more than 20 years and a handful with more than 30. But we don’t see many new faces calling the auction. Initially, we didn’t worry about this. We figured that, with the...
Ford of Canada Reveals 2014 Auction Quality Award Winners

Ford of Canada Reveals 2014 Auction Quality Award Winners


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Ford Motor Co. of Canada recently announced winners of two of its prestigious awards: the 2014 Auction Quality Award and the 2014 Reconditioning Excellence Award. ADESA Canada auctions were once again recognized for superior service and excellent quality, and I couldn’t be prouder of the teams at these award-winning auctions. Congratulations our 2014 Auction Quality...
ADESA Winnipeg Celebrates Longstanding Relationship with Variety

ADESA Winnipeg Celebrates Longstanding Relationship with Variety


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For more than 25 years, ADESA Winnipeg has worked very closely with Variety, The Children’s Charity of Manitoba. The partnership has raised more than $1 million for Variety and has helped improve the lives of countless children and families in Manitoba. Our partnership with Variety is unique because we are not simply handing them a...
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 Canada vehicle donation program supports JDRF

ADESA Canada vehicle donation program supports JDRF


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At ADESA Canada, we’ve recently launched an exciting new program in collaboration with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Advocating for JDRF is a cause many ADESA employees are passionate about. From raffles and fundraisers at ADESA locations to car shows and special event car auctions, we’ve been able to raise hundreds of thousands of...