OCALA, FL - Michael Tumminello and Jeff Brody, owners of ADE Auctions, Inc., have announced the acquisition of an auction property in Ocala, Fla. Formerly Big Sun Auction, the facility has been renamed Ocala Auto Dealers Exchange and becomes the third auction in the group owned by the Tumminello/Brody team, which also includes Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange and Cocoa Auto Dealers Exchange.

The new owners indicated that Richard Galway will oversee operations and administration at OADE as the auction’s general manager. Galway was most recently the assistant general manager at SADE; he has been a member of the auction team at SADE since 1996.

“We are very pleased to add OADE to our family of auctions in Central Florida,” said Tumminello.  “We are fortunate to have developed a solid reputation in this region for service and dedication to our customers, and we believe that those values will quickly differentiate OADE from the competition.  Our auctions are among the fastest growing in the Southeast, and we look forward to being a positive force in the Ocala market.”

The auction’s first sale as OADE was held on Wednesday, July 11th, with more than 400 vehicles from new car dealers crossing the block.  Customers were treated to free food in the lanes, free hats, and a number of prize giveaways. The auction will hold weekly sales on Wednesday afternoons at 5 pm on four auction lanes.

Ocala Auto Dealers Exchange is located at 1205 Northwest 27th Avenue in Ocala.  More information may be found on the auction’s website at www.ocalaautodealers.com.