KAR Auction Services Acquires High Tech Locksmiths

January 7, 2014
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KAR Auction Services, Inc., announced the acquisition of Miami-based High Tech Locksmiths (HTL), which specializes in products for the automotive industry. HTL is the largest provider of transponder, remote, high-security, and car smart keys in North America. KAR Auction Services, Inc.

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CEO Jim Hallett made the announcement. “I am pleased to welcome Jay Wiener and his entire team to the KAR family,” Hallett said. “High Tech Locksmiths utilizes technologically advanced equipment and processes that will benefit customers across the KAR business units. This acquisition allows us to provide a more consistent level of service to even more locations nationwide.”

Wiener will continue in his role as CEO of High Tech Locksmiths and report directly to KAR Executive Vice President of Enterprise Optimization, David Vignes. Joining Weiner in leading the High Tech team is Don Davis, who has worked for KAR’s subsidiary ADESA for 15 years. During this time, Davis has held management roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of reconditioning, operations and strategic improvements, including developing the company’s first in-house locksmith division. Davis has more than 32 years of experience in the automotive industry. In his promotion to vice president of operations for High Tech, Davis will report directly to Wiener.

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