Longtime ADESA Boston general manager and former National Auto Auction Association president Jack Neshe is retiring this week, ADESA parent company Carvana said in a statement.

Neshe has been GM of ADESA Boston since 2007, after joining the auction as a service manager in the mechanic shop in 1990 and working his way up through leadership positions with the auction.

He was president of NAAA from 2013-2014

“With over three decades of dedicated service to the automotive remarketing industry, Neshe leaves behind a remarkable legacy of leadership and commitment,” the company said in the statement. “Throughout his tenure, Neshe played an instrumental role in shaping ADESA Boston into the premier auction destination it is today.”

The company added, “As Neshe embarks on this new chapter in his life, ADESA Boston expresses its heartfelt gratitude for his years of service and wishes him a fulfilling and joyous retirement.”

Prior to joining ADESA, Neshe worked at a franchised dealership in the Boston area during the 1980s.

In a 2013 interview with Auto Remarketing, Neshe said that on his days off from the dealership, he checked out the local auto auction (then called Concord Auto Auction, now ADESA Boston) for fun.

Neshe met the late Tom Caruso, who was at the time the general manager of Concord AA through a mutual friend. The auction was looking for a mechanic shop manager, and Neshe fit the bill.

He then joined the staff at Concord on New Year’s Day 1990.

“I saw the excitement, so when the opportunity arose, it was something I couldn’t pass up,” Neshe said in the 2013 interview.

The auction was purchased by ADESA two years later and has been known as ADESA Boston ever since.

After working as the mechanic shop manager for a few years, Neshe went on to serve in a variety of roles for the auction, including operations manager and auction manager before his promotion to GM in 2007.

Jack Neshe, ADESA Boston