CARMEL, Ind. — ADESA (div. KAR Auction Services Inc.) has named Kurt Madvig vice president of product development. Madvig will lead a team focused on the development, launch, and delivery of products, services, and solutions that streamline and enhance the ADESA customer experience, said Paul Lips, the auction provider’s chief commercial officer.

“Over the past 18 years at ADESA, Kurt has proven his exceptional skills as a leader and his expansive knowledge of our customer needs,” Lips said. “Kurt has been instrumental in introducing innovation, integrating technology and streamlining processes at our auctions. Now, as leader of our product development team, Kurt will focus on creating best-in-class service and industry-leading solutions for our customers.”

Madvig brings 30 years of automotive remarketing industry experience to his new role. He joined the KAR organization as an auction general manager in 2001 to establish and develop ADESA Long Island, then was transferred to ADESA San Diego. He most recently served as vice president of auction operations.

Joining the ADESA product development team under Madvig’s leadership are Senior Director of Protection Products Eddie Ammar, Director of Inspection Services Jason Murdock, and Senior Project Manager Colleen McCormick-Shankle.

Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today

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