CARMEL, IN – ADESA, Inc. Chairman and CEO David Gartzke announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Angel Rodolfo (A. R.) Sales as president and chief operating officer.

Sales will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the ADESA, Inc., family of companies as the company continues its efforts to operate with a one-company focus and coordinate operations. He has been a member of ADESA Inc.'s board of directors since May 2004 and served on its audit committee and corporate governance and nominating committee. Sales will remain on the board.

Sales was most recently managing director of Odyssey Corporate Finance, LLC, a corporate finance and strategy consulting firm. From 2002 to 2003, he was COO of Best Access Systems, Inc. He retired in 2001 from his position as president of Roll Coater, Inc. and senior vice president at ArvinMeritor, Inc., a global parts supplier to the automotive industry. From 1987 to 1990, he was vice president and treasurer of The Upjohn Company.