CARMEL, IN - ADESA announced that Matthew Abshire has been named as executive sales director, effective immediately. He will report directly to Jason Ferreri, ADESA senior vice president of commercial sales. In his new role, Abshire will manage several of the company’s major national sales accounts, both at ADESA’s physical auction locations as well as within the online remarketing space.

“I’m excited to have such a well-respected sales and remarketing executive join our team,” said Ferreri. “Matt’s leadership experience and industry knowledge will benefit both our customers and our organization.”

Abshire has more than 15 years of sales and remarketing experience in the automotive industry. He was most recently employed with BMW Group Financial Services as the national auction and pre-owned manager.

Prior to that, Abshire was the company’s senior international remarketing manager. In this role, he served as a consultant to several countries throughout Western and Southern Europe as well as the United Kingdom. Since joining BMW Group Financial Services in 1996, Abshire has held several key management roles within the company.

“As a former customer of ADESA, I truly enjoyed working with such a professional talented group of individuals,” said Abshire. “Now joining the ADESA team, I’m excited to deliver that same level of service to ADESA’s customers.”