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Wishing a Happy Retirement to Doug Collis from Ford of Canada

Wishing a Happy Retirement to Doug Collis from Ford of Canada


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This post was jointly written by ADESA Canada colleagues Sornelle Gray (director of operations and training), Nevade Coombs (sales and communications manager) and Trevor Henderson (chief operating officer). After more than 35 years in the automotive business, Doug Collis is retiring from Ford of Canada. Doug has been a huge talent in the industry, as...
Get to Know ADESA Northwest

Get to Know ADESA Northwest


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ADESA Northwest, in Eugene, Oregon, was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other auctions. Previously called Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction, this location is a nationally known leader in the RV and specialty auction industry. ADESA Northwest hosts a dealer-only specialty auction on the second and fourth...
Best wishes to friend and colleague Linda Silverstein at Ford

Best wishes to friend and colleague Linda Silverstein at Ford


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After more than 35 years of dedicated service to our industry, Linda Silverstein will retire from Ford Motor Company at the end of this month. I first met Linda over 20 years ago when she was running the auto remarketing services division for Ford. We immediately hit it off. She grew up in the town...
Over $11,000 Raised at Digital Dealer 23 Charity Auction

Over $11,000 Raised at Digital Dealer 23 Charity Auction


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Digital Dealer 23 is officially in the books. Our team enjoyed the opportunity to speak with customers and colleagues and share our latest offerings at our booth. I was privileged to speak about one of my favorite topics: using technology to buy more profitable pre-owned inventory. But the height of excitement was the charity auction...
Get to Know ADESA Portland

Get to Know ADESA Portland


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ADESA Portland is now fully integrated into the ADESA auction line-up. The former Brasher’s Portland Auto Auction was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other Brasher’s auctions. One of the Pacific Northwest’s busiest auto auctions, ADESA Portland sits on 34 acres and boasts eight auction blocks,...
ADESA LiveBlock Month Celebrations Continue

ADESA LiveBlock Month Celebrations Continue


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We know our customers are busy. Sometimes they’re too busy to make it to one of our auctions. So we’re always looking for ways to help them find the cars they need for their dealership lots. LiveBlock lets customers participate in live auctions virtually and bid real-time from their desktops and mobile devices. During the...
Get to Know ADESA Flint

Get to Know ADESA Flint


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Located just northwest of the Detroit metropolitan area, ADESA Flint proudly serves dealers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and beyond. Formerly known as Flint Auto Auction, ADESA Flint was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016. I caught up with General Manager Lawrence Cubitt to find out more about this...
Employees and Dealers Win Big During Search-To-Win Sweepstakes

Employees and Dealers Win Big During Search-To-Win Sweepstakes


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We recently celebrated the end of our Search-To-Win Sweepstakes—a six-weeks-long contest that included winning opportunities for both dealers and employees. Dealers got to learn more about our online products and services by searching for three entry links strategically placed on the secure side of ADESA.com. From almost 5,000 entries, three lucky dealers were selected at...
ADESA and NAAA Bring Virtual Auto Auction to Capitol Hill

ADESA and NAAA Bring Virtual Auto Auction to Capitol Hill


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Several members of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) recently brought the excitement of the auction experience to a Senate Automotive Caucus meeting in Capitol Hill. I had the great honor of being part of this group, along with three ADESA colleagues: Heather Greenawald and Elizabeth Murphy of our legal team, and Warren Clauss, general...