CARMEL, IN — ADESA announced Kara Paciorek was named executive sales director, effective immediately. Paciorek will report directly to Jeff Bescher, senior vice president of commercial sales and operations.

“Kara has a unique understanding of the financial side of the business combined with years of relationship-building experience,” said Bescher. “Her strong sense of leadership and enthusiasm will serve our team and our customers well.”

Paciorek joined the KAR Auction Services family of companies in 2004 as an accounting supervisor for Automotive Finance Corporation. She has served in numerous management functions within the different business units, including her most recent position as financial controller for ADESA. She brings a diverse background in the areas of dealer financing, repossessions, title services, vehicle remarketing and vendor management to her new role.

Paciorek holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and a master’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.