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CARMEL, Ind. — A new general manager for ADESA Houston was announced on Friday. The new executive took over the position immediately. Shifting over to the role from ADESA Dallas is Mark Lindenmuth.

The company mentioned that Lindenmuth joined ADESA Dallas in 2008 as sales manager where he was responsible for overseeing the auction sales process for banks and fleet/lease accounts. He also developed new sales strategies as well as built and maintained customer relationships.

Now as general manager at ADESA Houston, the company wants Lindenmuth to manage the site's day-to-day business activities, which include consignor as well as salvage sales, repairs at a large on-site mechanical facility and customer relations.

"Mark knows the automotive industry — he's spent his entire career in it," noted ADESA regional vice president Pat Stevens. "He's done everything from selling cars at the dealership level, to working in dealer relations and auto financing.

"His diverse background makes him an ideal fit for ADESA Houston," Stevens added.

All told, Lindenmuth has more than 26 years of industry experience. He has held various management roles for companies such as Mercedes Benz Credit, Mercedes Benz Financial, DaimlerChrysler Financial Services and Nissan Motors Acceptance Corp.

IAA Slated to Offer Big Bad Bike Sales

In news from another segment of KAR Auction Services, executives from Insurance Auto Auctions revealed that 14 locations will host Big Bad Bike Sales. They explained that this national campaign is geared toward motorcycle buyers and enthusiasts looking for large volume and a variety of bikes from leading manufacturers.

The 14 participating IAA locations for this campaign include: Atlanta East; Baton Rouge; Dallas; Fremont, Calif.; Hartford, Conn.; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Nashville; Orlando-North; Phoenix; and Taunton, Mass.

Executives said buyers interested in participating in the sales can do so either in person or live online with IAA's signature hybrid auction model.

They pointed out that six of the IAA locations are located in states that permit public bidding. In the event a particular state does not permit public bidding, buyers can make purchases through RideSafely.com, a broker that can purchase on behalf of public buyers.

The auction also noted that additional restrictions may apply so public buyers should confirm purchasing eligibility and vehicle registration requirements prior to the sale.

IAA stressed that auction preview dates and times vary from facility to facility and invited potential buyers to visit https://www.iaai.com for more information.

"For the past 28 years Insurance Auto Auctions has been a leader in the insurance salvage auction business, and as part of that core focus, IAA offers motorcycle enthusiasts a unique opportunity to bid on and buy salvage motorcycles," stated Tom O'Brien, IAA's chief executive officer.

"IAA's salvage motorcycle auctions offer a vast selection which results in high volume bidding and high returns," O'Brien added.