CARMEL, IN – ADESA, Inc. has promoted Joe Mappes to director of dealer sales, effective Dec. 4, 2006.

Mappes was an account representative for AT&T from 1999 to 2001 in Dayton, Ohio. In 2001, he joined Superior Auto Institute, based in Anaheim, Calif., as a national account manager. In 2002, he formed Pronto Dent Removal, which provided paint-free dent-removal service and training to Ford Motor Company, financial institutions, and franchised dealers. He sold his business in late 2004 and was hired by ADESA Cincinnati/Dayton as a dealer consignment representative beginning in 2005 and serving most recently as the auction’s fleet/lease manager.