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Westlake Financial Announces 2014 Top Auctions

March 26, 2015

Westlake Auction Rep Steve Gunsberger (left) presents the “2014 Auction of the Year” award to ADESA Phoenix fleet lease manager, Bobby Cade (right).
Westlake Auction Rep Steve Gunsberger (left) presents the “2014 Auction of the Year” award to ADESA Phoenix fleet lease manager, Bobby Cade (right).

LOS ANGELES — Westlake Financial Services has selected its top regional auctions for 2014. While attending approximately 45 auctions each month in more than 20 states, Westlake ranks its auctions nationwide based on sales effectiveness and service quality measures.

Top performing auctions include:            

  • Western Region: ADESA Phoenix (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • Midwestern Region: Kansas City Independent Auto Auction (Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Eastern Region: Rawls Auto Auction (Leesville, S.C.)

“We have an exceptional group of auction partners and are proud to recognize these top performers for 2014,” said Bill Walters, VP of Westlake Remarketing. “They have done a great job creating an exceptional sales environment and providing reliable service.”

ADESA Phoenix ranked number one nationally for 2014, with exceptional sales and service grades, including number one nationally for service. Kansas City Independent Auto Auction, Westlake’s top auction for 2013, topped a highly competitive group of auctions in the Midwest region, as well as placing number one nationally for sales.

“We appreciate the partnership that Westlake and KCIAA have formed over the years,” said Doug Doll, general manager at KCIAA. “It takes a total team effort, and I feel that both of our companies’ teams work extremely well together. I know that our team takes tremendous pride when working on the Westlake account.”

Lastly, Rawls Auto Auction topped the ranking for Eastern auctions in 3 out of 4 quarters which lead to the 2014 Eastern region top spot.

Dealerships who are part of Westlake Remarketing’s Loyalty Program receive up to $250 on qualified vehicle purchases to be applied to any retail contract financed through Westlake Financial Services. Dealers can get special discounts when they finance those vehicles using Westlake Flooring.

“We recognize the loyalty and dedication of these top auctions for Westlake,” said Ian Anderson, group president of Westlake Financial Holdings. “Auctions and dealerships are encouraged to reach out to Westlake Remarketing to learn more about partnerships. Westlake also offers dealerships opportunities to grow through Westlake Capital Services, which provides floorplans, working capital loans, dealership acquisitions and much more.”

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