CARMEL, IN - PAR North America, a subsidiary of ADESA, announced that Joe Mappes has been named vice president of sales.

In his new role, Mappes will be responsible for driving PAR’s strategic sales and growth opportunities as well as directing sales initiatives for Dent Demon, also a subsidiary of ADESA. Jackie Blazek, western U.S. sales director, and Mel Rogulski, eastern U.S. sales director, will both report to Mappes.

“Joe Mappes has a proven record of success with ADESA. Along with his unique understanding of ADESA sales and operations, he also has an extensive network within the automotive industry. His addition will enable us to achieve our service goals as well as expand our footprint in the third-party servicing world,” said David Vignes, ADESA executive vice president of strategic improvements and logistics. Mappes will report directly to Jerry Kroshus, PAR president.

Mappes most recently served as executive director of sales, national accounts, for ADESA. Prior to this role, he has served in several leadership positions within ADESA. He was promoted to director of dealer sales in 2007 from fleet/lease manager of ADESA Cincinnati-Dayton in 2006. He began his career with ADESA as dealer consignment manager of ADESA Cincinnati-Dayton in 2004.

Prior to joining ADESA, Mappes formed Pronto Dent Removal in 2002, which provided paint-free dent removal service and training to Ford Motor Co., financial institutions and franchised dealers.

Mappes holds a bachelor’s degree from Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio.