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ADESA Northwest Wins 2015 U.S. Bank Specialty Auction of the Year Award

ADESA Northwest Wins 2015 U.S. Bank Specialty Auction of the Year Award


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Earlier this year, ADESA Northwest was selected as the U.S. Bank 2015 Auction of the Year in the Marine/RV segment. The auction, formerly known as Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction, has received this honor six times—every year since U.S. Bank began awarding it in 2010 as a way to recognize its top specialty auctions. To determine...
Q&A with Jane Morgan, President of Specialty Auction Division

Q&A with Jane Morgan, President of Specialty Auction Division


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Jane Morgan is an auction veteran who has been with ADESA for more than 26 years. As the president of ADESA’s specialty division, she has a deep knowledge base about a unique segment of our business, but she also has a wide variety of experiences within the industry. Here’s what Jane shared about her newly...
ADESA and KAR Companies Raise Funds for NIADA Foundation

ADESA and KAR Companies Raise Funds for NIADA Foundation


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During the annual National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention in Las Vegas, ADESA, along with other KAR companies, recently sponsored an incredible car auction benefiting the NIADA Foundation. This year’s vehicle was an ivory white 2015 Chrysler 300 Limited with a black leather interior, sky-slider roof, wood-grain dash and a mere 9,320 miles on...
Five ADESA Golden Gate Employees Earn VCI Certification

Five ADESA Golden Gate Employees Earn VCI Certification


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Across all Volkswagen Credit, Inc. (VCI) locations in the United States, 18 people were recognized earlier this year for having completed the organization’s comprehensive training program. ADESA Golden Gate has five of these skilled specialists on staff. VCI’s training program combines online classes, instructor-led sessions and self-study segments designed for VW/Audi technicians, parts specialists and services...
Q&A with ADESA COO Paul Lips

Q&A with ADESA COO Paul Lips


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Paul Lips has seen a lot of changes in our industry since joining ADESA’s finance department 20 years ago. He’s worked in the office and in the trenches, and has a vast knowledge base about the auction, its processes and its customers. Recently, Paul shared some thoughts about the industry’s evolution and about his new...
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 Kansas City Takes Powersports to the Next Level

ADESA Kansas City Takes Powersports to the Next Level


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After months of construction, the team at ADESA Kansas City was finally able to reveal the auction’s new powersports building. The much-anticipated first sale included nearly 250 units from both commercial accounts and dealers. Customers came from all over the country—California, Michigan, Cincinnati, Texas and Tennessee—to be part of this event, while a transportation assistance...
Five Questions with ADESA Chicago General Manager Troy Peterson

Five Questions with ADESA Chicago General Manager Troy Peterson


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Last year, ADESA announced the groundbreaking of a new auction facility in the greater Chicago area. This announcement received fantastic feedback on social media and quickly became one of our most popular Overdrive blog posts ever. As we prepare for the opening of this exciting new ADESA location, I sat down with the new general...