CARMEL, IN — DESA Seattle has won the Year-End 2010 General Motors Sponsored Auction Operational Award. The results of this award are based on the quarterly results for all General Motors Sponsored Auctions throughout the United States.

“This recognition is truly an acknowledgement to the teamwork and dedication of our entire crew at ADESA Seattle,” said the auction’s general manager, Jason Arcaro. “I would like to especially thank Brenda Garrett, our factory manager, and General Motors. We look forward to another successful year in 2011.”

General Motors Operational Award recognizes General Motors Sponsored Auctions that perform consistently well in a variety of metrics, including penetration and preparation of GM FrontLine Ready and GM Sponsored Plus vehicles, the number of attending and purchasing General Motors dealers, vehicle throughput and the level of online purchases.