Carmel-based ADESA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services, has promoted Trent Strauss to director of dealer relations. He has more than 15 years of inbound and retail sales experience. Since joining ADESA in 2010, Strauss has served as district inside sales manager in Colorado Springs, where he was responsible for telesales staff at up to 13 locations. Prior to joining ADESA, Strauss established a new customer contact center for Knowledge Learning Corp.
as customer relationship supervisor. Previously, he had held positions of increasing responsibility in inbound sales at Deluxe Corp., including sales support team leader for key national accounts and sales coach leader. Strauss holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. In his new role, he will lead the local auction dealer relations teams throughout the U.S. and oversee deployment of the national sales and dealer relations strategy.