CARMEL, Ind. — ADESA announced this week the promotion of Kevin Rhoads to general manager of its Kansas City auction location.

Rhoads, a 15-year industry veteran, has served as dealer sales and services manager at ADESA Kansas City since May 2014. During that time, ADESA Kansas City was named dealer auction of the year for 2015.

“Kevin has been a vital part of the growth at ADESA Kansas City in recent years, bringing a positive focus to building lasting customer relationships,” said Paul Lips, COO at ADESA. “Our consignors, dealers and staff will benefit from his effective approach to sales and operations.”

Prior to working at ADESA, Rhoads served as the sales and marketing specialist at Naked Lime, an automotive dealership marketing and advertisement firm.