CARMEL, IN — ADESA announced that Chad Ruffin has been promoted to executive director of sales for the national sales team, effective immediately. Ruffin will report directly to Jeff Bescher, senior vice president of sales.

“Chad has extensive auction experience and great client relationship skills,” said Bescher. “He’s great at motivating others—and customers know they can rely on him. During his years in the automotive remarketing industry, as well as working with various auction chains, many people in the industry already know and respect him.”

Most recently, Ruffin served as general manager of ADESA San Diego. Previously, he spent four years as assistant general manager at ADESA Los Angeles. Prior to joining ADESA, Ruffin served in various positions at Manheim for six years, including Ford account manager and reconditioning manager. Ruffin also is experienced in the banking side of the automotive industry, working in remarketing at Arcadia Financial, CitiFinancial and HSBC Auto Finance.

Ruffin is a graduate of the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, located in High Point, N.C., a member of the National Auto Auction Association and has more than 15 years of automotive industry experience.