Last week, we celebrated another wildly successful Used Car Week. Members of the ADESA and KAR Auction Services teams were well represented at the event—which encapsulated four days of used-car industry updates, insight sharing, networking and awards.

Speaking of awards, ADESA and other KAR companies took home quite a bit of hardware.

Here is a list of all the honors and recognitions earned throughout the week:

NAAA Auto Auction of the Year

Earlier in August, ADESA Winnipeg was named Eastern Chapter Auto Auction of the Year for the third consecutive year by NAAA, due to their exceptional community service efforts.

During the NAAA Convention at Used Car Week 2018, ADESA Winnipeg—competing with other chapter winners, including ADESA Indianapolis in the Midwest—came away with the top overall honor: NAAA Auto Auction of the Year Award for Excellence in Community Service.

Along with a beautiful crystal trophy, the auction was also awarded $20,000 payable to a charity of their choice. Congratulations to ADESA Winnipeg for all that they do to help their local community.

Chase Cup for Auction Excellence

During the NAAA Convention at Used Car Week 2018, Chase Auto announced its 20th Annual Chase Cup for Auction Excellence. These awards recognize high-performing U.S. auto auctions that display operational excellence, outstanding customer service and strong financial performance.

ADESA Kansas City was named the winner for Best National Auction Performance. The auction distinguished itself from other top competitors with a balanced performance–showcasing strength in vehicle reconditioning, number of buyers, condition report accuracy and monetary results.

ADESA Kansas City was also awarded for best performance in the central region and earned the Douglas F. Wininger Memorial Award for Best National Auction Performance—Service Delivery.

Chase also recognized ADESA Houston for top performance, handing them the award for Best National Mazda Sales. Congratulations to these two auctions for being the best of the best.

Women in Remarketing

Four women at ADESA and KAR were honored in the 2018 class of Women in Remarketing—a prestigious recognition from Auto Remarketing given to leaders in the remarketing and used car business.

Honorees included:

  • Sandy Whicker | Director of Marketing Services, ADESA
  • Stacey White | SVP Enterprise Optimization, KAR
  • Tricia Green | Manager of Training & Sales Performance, TradeRev
  • Tina Viens | Senior Director of Client Solutions, IAA

Three of our four honorees also participated in a Used Car Week panel with fellow recipients to share their unique experiences in our industry.

Auto Remarketing 40 Under 40

Auto Remarketing celebrated its fourth class of Remarketing & Used Car Industry’s 40 Under 40 honorees at a luncheon during Used Car Week 2018.

Five members of the KAR team were honored at the ceremony, including:

We’re incredibly proud of these five motivated individuals and can’t wait to see their careers advance even further within KAR.

Used Car Awards Luncheon

The Used Car Awards Luncheon, sponsored by TradeRev, celebrated our customers—dealers, dealerships and automotive groups. The awards, presented by our own Doug Hadden and TradeRev’s Keith Crerar, included:

Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer of the Year

The 2018 recipient of the NAAA Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer of the Year Award is Muray Kent. NAAA President (and ADESA director of customer product analytics) Warren Clauss presented the award during the NAAA+NRC Luncheon and Keynote. Muray isn’t a KAR employee, but he frequently brings his high energy and talent to several of our auctions.

Congratulations to all of the ADESA and KAR individuals, auctions and customers who took home awards and honors at Used Car Week 2018. We’re already looking forward to what next year’s event will bring.

View photos from the various awards ceremonies at Used Car Week 2018 below:

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ADESA Kansas City GM Kevin Rhoads holds up his auction’s Chase Cup with ADESA President John Hammer

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Our 40 Under 40 group (L to R): Brian Jackson of IAA, Dustin Cruz of TradeRev, Laurie Dippold of KAR, Tim Adrian of ADESA and Will Mitchell of AFC

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Three of our four Women in Remarketing (L to R): Sandy Whicker, Tina Viens and Tricia Green

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Keith Crerar of TradeRev (left) and Doug Hadden of ADESA (right) present the Tier 1 Dealer Group of the Year Award to Fucillo Automotive Group

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NAAA President Warren Clauss presents the 2018 Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer of the Year Award to Muray Kent