CARMEL, IN - ADESA, Inc. has named Kurt Madvig its director of operational improvement. Madvig’s focus will be to assist the company in identifying opportunities to improve operational effectiveness and efficiencies at all levels of the organization and across all business lines. Madvig will remain in is current role as general manager of ADESA San Diego until a replacement is hired.

Madvig began his career as an account executive at Key Cadillac in Edina, Minn., in 1989. In 1990, he joined ADT Automotive serving in a number of roles at their auctions in Chicago and Fairfield, N.J. In 1998, he joined the Pennsylvania Auto Dealers Exchange in York, Pa., as general manager.

In 2001, Madvig was named general manager of ADESA Long Island where he coordinated the company’s efforts to open a Greenfield location there. Since 2002, he has served as general manager of ADESA San Diego where the auction won several customer service awards under his leadership, including five AmeriCredit Auction of Excellence Awards, two Auction of the Year awards from Capital One, a Best Performance in Lease Returns award from Bank One, and a Performance Excellence award from WFS.