LEE’S SUMMIT, MO – General Motors presented the 2005 GM Auction of the Year award to ADESA Kansas City. One of 45 GM Sponsored Auctions across the U.S., ADESA Kansas City was recognized for its overall achievement in providing GM and its dealers with outstanding quality, service, and value at GM Sponsored Auctions during 2005.

ADESA Kansas City has ranked among the top 10 GM Sponsored Auctions since 1999. ADESA Kansas City sold 15,000 used vehicles at GM Sponsored Auctions and GMAC open auctions in 2005. Part of the GM Sponsored Auctions program since 1983, ADESA Kansas City has been one of the top performers for GM in the past several years, selling more than 17,000 units in 2004.

Front Row L-R: Dave Diedrich, GM Representative, ADESA Corp.; Dan Kennedy, GM Remarketing; Dave Gartzke, chairman, president and CEO, ADESA Inc.; Harold Chapman, general manager, ADESA Kansas City (Holding Plaque); Jeff Heichel, GM Remarketing; Rawlin Mallet, regional manager, GMAC Remarketing.

Back Row L-R: Paul Lips, senior VP of Operations, ADESA Corp.; Dennis Jones, regional manager, ADESA; Charles Tapp, executive VP of Sales, ADESA; Brad Todd, president of AFC and COO, ADESA Corp.