ADESA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services, announced that Ryan Warzynski has been promoted to executive director of dealer relations for ADESA.

In this role, Warzynski will manage all of ADESA’s dealer contact centers for vehicle inventory at the company’s auction locations across the country. He will continue to lead the local auction dealer relations teams throughout the United States and will now also manage the company’s national inside sales team located at the Carmel, Ind., office. He will report directly to Keith Crerar, vice president of dealer services.

“Ryan’s experience, great analytical skills and dealer relationships make him a perfect fit for this new role,” said Crerar. “Our dealers and our auctions will all benefit from having our overall ADESA contact strategy under one leader.”

Warzynski has been with ADESA for more than 10 years, starting as a dealer sales representative. He has held several roles in the different ADESA contact centers during the past decade, including district sales manager, regional sales manager and most recently national sales director.

Warzynski earned his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and served for five years with the U.S. Army.