America’s Auto Auction Houston has a new general manager.

Kyle Drake, one of Auto Remarketing’s “40 Under 40: Industry” honorees for 2023, has been promoted into the auction’s top position, parent company America’s Group announced Wednesday.

Drake joined AAA Houston as assistant general manager in February after eight years with AAA Austin, where he began in outside sales. He then moved into fleet lease, where the company said he mastered operations and played a crucial role in customer conflict resolution while maintaining a strong sales focus.

“Kyle’s commitment to excellence and his broad range of skills have been an asset to our company,” AAA regional vice president Luke Pidgeon said in a news release. “His innovative strategies combined with his strong leadership skills have contributed to our growth and success.”

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