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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...
Safe T. Sam Helps Auctions Play It Safe

Safe T. Sam Helps Auctions Play It Safe


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From used car to salvage auctions, finance branches to corporate offices, the visibility of safety is important across our industry. In fact, when you visit an ADESA auction location, you can’t miss the employees’ favorite safety champion, Safe T. Sam. Since ADESA is part of the KAR Auction Services group of companies, which includes IAA, AFC...
Doug Hadden Shares Advice on Sourcing and Selling Pre-Owned Vehicles in the Wholesale Market

Doug Hadden Shares Advice on Sourcing and Selling Pre-Owned Vehicles in the Wholesale Market


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During last month’s Used Car Week conference, Doug Hadden, ADESA’s executive director of dealer services, training and development, was featured on a panel discussing innovative ways of buying and selling used cars in the wholesale channel–including physical auctions, dealer-to-dealer networks, and more. Check out the video below: Here are a few key points Doug shared during...
ADESA Continues Longtime Support of Jim Moran’s Youth Automotive Training Center

ADESA Continues Longtime Support of Jim Moran’s Youth Automotive Training Center


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We’re very proud to announce that ADESA’s ongoing support of Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC) has earned us “top contributor” status. During the 17-year relationship, ADESA has donated more than $1.8 million to the cause. YATC is a tuition-free, hands-on program that teaches basic automotive repair, job readiness and life management skills to at-risk young adults in...
ADESA’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

ADESA’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015


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Another year has come and gone. During these past 12 months, ADESA celebrated many incredible milestones and our Overdrive Blog was there to document it all. As we reflect on 2015, here is a list of our top 10 ADESA Overdrive Blog posts: 10. KAR Fun Fridays Return to Celebrate Americana Returning for their second year,...