WESTCHESTER, Ill., Feb. 15, 2017 — Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), today announced that Tim O’Day has been named the company’s chief operating officer, reporting to IAA CEO and President, John Kett. IAA is a leading provider of vehicle liquidation, logistics, title processing, and inventory sourcing for damaged and lower value vehicles. IAA is a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), a global remarketing and technology services provider with 310 operating locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and United Kingdom.

“Tim has strong strategy and management expertise and a proven track record of driving customer value through effective and efficient operations,” stated John Kett, CEO and president. “His financial background blended with his analytic and leadership skills will benefit IAA, our customers, and the entire KAR platform.”

O’Day will be responsible for managing the full scope of IAA’s operations across the company’s 173 North American auction locations which last year hosted more than 9,000 auctions. In addition, O’Day will head the transportation and logistics teams, client delivery team, and the company’s nationally recognized catastrophe (CAT) team.

O’Day joined IAA in September of 2015, as senior vice president of finance. Prior to IAA, he worked as COO and CFO for MedSpeed, a national healthcare transportation and logistics provider. Prior to MedSpeed, O’Day founded and ran a B2B internet technology company, was president of a regional special event company, CFO of an equipment rental chain, and director of finance for a national auto glass company. He started his career at Abbott Laboratories. O’Day earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Indiana University.

As part of this appointment, IAA made additional key leadership announcements that will further focus the company’s efforts in technology, operations, and market development. The newly formed management team is well positioned to drive IAA’s strategy and innovation forward.

  • Sidney Kerley has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel and will continue to lead the legal team and assume responsibility for both Industry Relations and Customer Quality Assurance.

  • Jeanene O’Brien has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and will continue to oversee Global Marketing as well as assume responsibility for the newly created Buyer Development function.

  • John Krupnik has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and will continue to oversee Business Technology as well as assume responsibility for the newly created Product Development function.

  • Terry Daniels, Managing Director of Impact, will expand his responsibility to include both Canada and Global Market Development.

  • Eldon Booth has been promoted to lead all U.S. field operations as Senior Vice President of Field Operations

Kerley, O’Brien, Krupnik and Daniels will all report directly to John Kett, CEO and president. Booth will report to Tim O’Day, COO.

For four decades, IAA has been dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of its global clients and giving back to the communities in which it operates. This philosophy of giving provides IAA’s more than 2,800 team members with opportunities to volunteer, mentor and financially support multiple global, national, and local charitable causes. This commitment also is reflected in IAA’s National Vehicle Donation division which, since 1994, has assisted not-for-profit organizations monetize donated vehicles to fund and support their missions.

IAA Names Tim O'Day Chief Operating Officer
Left to right: Tim O’Day, Sidney Kerley, Jeanene O’Brien, John Krupnik, Terry Daniels

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About IAA, Inc.

IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA) is a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers. Leveraging leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique multi-channel platform processes approximately 2.5 million total-loss, damaged and low-value vehicles annually. Headquartered near Chicago in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has nearly 4,000 talented employees and more than 200 facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. IAA serves a rapidly growing global buyer base – located throughout over 135 countries – and a full spectrum of sellers, including insurers, dealerships, fleet lease and rental car companies, and charitable organizations. Buyers have access to innovative vehicle merchandising, efficient evaluation services and digital bidding tools, enhancing the overall purchasing experience. IAA offers sellers a comprehensive suite of services aimed at maximizing vehicle value, reducing administrative costs, shortening selling cycle time and delivering the highest economic returns.

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