ADESA has a new general manager for its Buffalo, N.Y.-area location.
The GM of ADESA Buffalo is now David Fountaine, whose background includes more than two decades in the corporate, educational, non-profits and government arenas — including close to 14 years with Maritz, a company that provides market research, sales incentives and training/development services.
According to a news release from ADESA, his roles with Maritz including working as the regional business partner for more than 400 of an OEM’s dealerships well as his time as field force generator in a different OEM project.
Warren Clauss, whose new role is within ADESA’s strategic initiatives, had previously been the GM of the Buffalo auction. Clauss was also president of the National Auto Auction Association this past year and is its current chairman.
“Dave has strong experience in training, development and sales — holding various management positions throughout his extensive career,” said Geoff Parker, Midwest regional vice president at ADESA, in a news release. “His success at every level in process and performance improvement, business development, and customer relationship building will be a great asset in fostering our customer-experience focused culture.”