CARMEL, Ind. — ADESA announced management changes at three of its 77 North American auction locations. The company promoted leaders in Arizona, Tennessee, and Florida.
In the west, Rance Rudy was named general manager of ADESA Phoenix. He has more than 20 of experience in the auto auction industry, including more than 14 years with ADESA. He previously served as fleet/lease manager at ADESA Golden, and has prior experience as a fleet/lease manager and assistant general manager at ADESA Dallas and as executive sales director of national accounts for ADESA.
“Rance brings to his new role extensive experience in auction operations and management, along with strong sales and customer service skills,” said Jay Hinchman, ADESA vice president of the company’s West region. “These unique qualifications will allow Rance to make an immediate, positive impact on the auction experience at ADESA Phoenix and greatly benefit our valued customers.”
Also promoted was Jay Smith, who joined ADESA in 2005 and has nearly two decades of industry experience overall. He now serves as general manager of ADESA Knoxville. Smith has served in a variety of roles at ADESA Cincinnati/Dayton, including management positions in sales, marketing, fleet/leese, accounts and dealer sales and services.
Smith also oversaw daily operations at ADESA Queen City, a satellite location, as auction manager. Smith was promoted to assistant general manager at ADESA Cincinnati/Dayton a year ago.
At ADESA Sarasota, Lisette Minton has accepted the position of general manager. She has more than 25 years of experience in the auto auction industry, and began as a dealer registration clerk at Bayside Auto Auction. By 1999, Minton was promoted to fleet manager at ADESA Tampa. She also spent nine years at ADESA Atlanta as commercial accounts manager before transferring to ADESA Sarasota in 2013. Minton most recently served as assistant general manager of ADESA Atlanta.
“Lisette has developed exceptional operational and customer service skills from the broad range of management roles she has held within the industry and across our company,” said Mike Caggiano, executive vice president of ADESA’s Eastern region. “She is a perfect fit to lead the team at ADESA Sarasota and help our customers achieve their business results. I look forward to working with her.”