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CARMEL, Ind. — ADESA Birmingham picked up an honor from Remarketing Services of America on Tuesday. RSA tapped the operation as the company's National Quality Award Premier Partner for 2009.

Executives highlighted that ADESA Birmingham won this award based on criteria evaluated in RSA's yearly auction performance report. They indicated that the report included service, sales effectiveness, operational excellence, sale preparation and marketing efforts.

ADESA Birmingham was chosen as the award winner from among 30 other auctions.

RSA's vice president of operations Don Edman presented the award to ADESA Birmingham general manager Billy Noles.

"It's a privilege to accept this award on behalf of ADESA Birmingham and all of its employees," Noles stated.

"We've enjoyed our relationship with RSA for more than 10 years," Noles continued.

Edman echoed the duration of the working relationship and added, "the strong sales performance by ADESA Birmingham exceeded all other markets. The team at ADESA Birmingham is extremely dedicated to RSA/Fiserv and all our clients."

Tom Pietras, manager of auction sales and performance of RSA's automotive solutions, also shared his assessment.

"ADESA Birmingham has been one of our top performers for the past several years — and throughout 2009 they proved to be unsurpassed by the competition," Pietras pointed out.

"The auction worked extremely hard to exceed expectations in all facets of our program and those of our clients, which ultimately earned them this top honor," he went on to say.

"We want to thank the entire staff for all their hard work and we look forward to building on this already successful partnership," Pietras concluded.