CARMEL, IN – ADESA, Inc. has appointed Ron Beaver to serve as executive vice president and chief information officer, effective March 15.

Beaver will be responsible for all information technology areas and strategies for the company, including e-Business and related activities for the teams in Indianapolis, Atlanta and Canada. He will report to David Gartzke, chairman, president and CEO of ADESA, Inc.

Beaver was formerly vice president and CIO at Connecticut-based Otis Elevator. He joined Otis in 1990 and held the positions of vice president of e-Business and director of sales operations before becoming CIO. He has a master's degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from Lock Haven University.

Beaver and his wife, Sharon, and their children will be relocating to the Carmel area.