New GMs at ADESA St. John’s, 2 US auctions
ADESA has named new general managers at three of its auctions, for two in the United States and one in Canada.
Starting with Canada, Matthew Creese is the new general manager at ADESA St. John’s in Newfoundland.
In the U.S., Jeff Hyde is the new general manager at ADESA San Diego. At ADESA Northwest in Eugene, Ore., Kjersta Loyd is the new general manager
Hyde’s more than 25 years of auction experience includes his most recent position as assistant general manager of ADESA Los Angeles. Prior to that, he was commercial accounts manager before his 2015 promotion to operations manager.
Also, Hyde has managed body shop and reconditioning departments.
Loyd’s 20-year career at ADESA started when she worked at ADESA Seattle as a body shop clerk and auto body damage appraiser. After she served as assistant fleet/lease manager, internet sales manager and consignment sales manager at that location, Loyd worked as dealer sales and services manager at ADESA Houston.
She went on to serve as general sales manager at ADESA Golden Gate before working in her most recent position as director of sales for the Midwest region.
“Both Jeff and Kjersta are respected by customers and teammates alike, and they are joining experienced, customer-service driven teams,” ADESA west region vice president Lawrence Cubitt said in a news release. “I am confident that each of them will continue to grow the business and deliver the leadership and service that teammates and customers have come to expect.”
Creese’s extensive auto industry experience includes his most recent position as customer viewpoint director for the official and exclusive Ford distributor for Saudi Arabia, Al Jazirah Vehicles Agencies.
Creese previously worked as network development and franchise manager for Jaguar Land Rover’s South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa region, and he was also manager of ownership experience for Lexus South Africa. For 10 years, he worked in retail management for Ford, Volkswagen and BMW.
“Matthew impressed us with his various experience, knowledge of the industry, his strong interest in our company and his desire to be part of the remarketing industry in Canada,” said ADESA Canada regional vice president Simon Robitaille. “His management style aligns well with our values, and we look forward to his contributions in making St. John’s a great location for our customers and staff.”