ATLANTA – Bill Tiedemann was elected president of the American Salvage Pool Association (ASPA) at its 26th Annual Conference and Industry Symposium held this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. As ASPA president, Tiedemann will have responsibility for the general supervision, direction and control of the association’s affairs. He will coordinate all executive functions with the executive director and the management company.

Jerry Sullivan, a partner at QCSA Auto Auctions, is ASPA’s 2009-2010 president-elect, and Bo Wroten, owner/managing member of Insurance Salvage Solutions, will serve as ASPA’s 2009-2010 immediate past president.

“Bill’s experience at Manheim and his dedication to the salvage industry made him an ideal candidate for president of ASPA,” Wroten said. “We know he’ll do a great job as president, and I look forward to working closely with him over the next year.”

ASPA membership approved Tiedemann for the position in March 2008 at the organization’s annual membership meeting in San Antonio. Tiedemann, Sullivan, and Wroten assumed their new positions at ASPA’s annual Conference and Industry Symposium this week. Tiedemann is vice president and general manager of Total Resource Auctions, where he is responsible for helping to build Manheim’s network of salvage auctions.

“Since joining ASPA, I have enjoyed learning from others in the salvage pool industry and building relationships with others in the industry,” Tiedemann said. “I am honored that my peers have elected me to this position, and I look forward to begin serving as president.”

Tiedemann has been associated with ASPA since 2005 and has served on the Connectivity and Legislative committees. He also served on the board of directors for the past three years and is the organization’s 2008-2009 president-elect.

Tiedemann’s career in the auction industry began in 1981 at the Airport Auto Auction in Portland, Ore., where he served as general manager. He moved on to become vice president of sales at the privately owned Portland Auto Auction in 1984 and, in 1986, took a position with GE Capital Auto Auctions as the general manager of the Portland Auto Auction. In 1987, Tiedemann was appointed general manager of the Denver Auto Auction, where he worked for GE Capital.

Tiedemann joined Manheim in 1989 as national operations manager. In 1990, he took over the responsibility for Manheim reconditioning operations, and in 1991, he became director of special operations for best practices, reconditioning operations and capital projects. Tiedemann advanced to vice president of special operations a year later, overseeing reconditioning and the Ford Motor Company relationship. He was promoted to his current position in 2005.