ADESA has named Steve Swanson general manager in Colorado Springs, Colo., Rich Levene general manager in Austin, Texas, and Cindy Kuhn as regional online manager.
Swanson had previously been GM at ADESA Austin since 2007. He has also served as president at AutoVIN, a subsidiary of ADESA. His past experiences include serving as an auction fleet lease manager for a major auction company and as national auction manager for DaimlerChrysler Services.
“Steve has more than 25 years of experience in the remarketing industry and is well-known and well-respected by both employees and customers,” said Paul Lips, ADESA's CEO. “His expertise in both auction management and in auction technology will be a true asset to ADESA Colorado Springs.”
Levene, previously vice president of enterprise optimization for KAR Auction Services, has more than 20 years of experience in the vehicle remarketing industry, including key management positions at CitiFinancial Auto and HSBC. During his time with KAR, he has served as assistant GM of ADESA Golden Gate and as director of operations for PAR North America.
“Rich brings a robust and versatile skill set to the GM position,” said Lips. “His knowledge and professional experiences will bring valuable benefits to our team and our customers at ADESA Austin, and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”
Kuhn, who was previously GM at ADESA Colorado Springs, started her ADESA career in 1998 as fleet lease manager for ADESA Lansing. She also held that position at ADESA Kansas City from 2006 to 2011.