For Immediate Release
KAR Auction Services Announces Addition of Dr. Huey Antley as Vice President of Marketing Analytics for AFC
CARMEL, Ind., May 8, 2014—KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a provider of used and salvage vehicle auction and related services, announced that its business unit Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC) has selected Dr. Huey Antley as its first vice president of marketing analytics.
“The addition of Huey to the AFC management team enhances our ability to better serve our independent dealer customers and help them grow their businesses,” said Don Gottwald, chief operating officer of KAR. “His deep analytical experience will enable better decision making and tailoring of our products and services to specific customer needs. The insights will also allow us to fine-tune our business development efforts through better understanding of our dealer customers and their preferences.”
Antley said, “My passion is for finding an answer for pressing business problems and seeing those insights drive business success. We are living through a revolution of data availability and the data science that unlocks its meaning. It’s a fabulous time to be working in this discipline. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to apply these methods in a dynamic business like AFC, working alongside such a talented management team.”
Antley joins AFC from Mitchell International, a leading provider of software solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry, where as director of analytics he helped Mitchell launch a solutions development team known as the ClaimsLab. Prior to Mitchell, he served as chief data scientist for The Walt Disney Company’s Customer Data Environment. These recent roles followed more than 20 years of experience in applying data science within financial services companies including GMAC Financial Services, HSBC Auto Finance and ALLTEL Information Services.
About KAR Auction Services
KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) provides used vehicle auction services for North American sellers and buyers worldwide. Based in Carmel, Ind., the KAR group of companies includes ADESA, Inc. (ADESA), Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), Automotive Finance Corporation, Inc. (AFC), and additional business units, with more than 12,000 employees across the globe.
ADESA operates 65 wholesale used vehicle auctions and IAA has 165 salvage vehicle auctions. Both companies offer leading online auction platforms to provide greater access for customers. AFC provides floorplan financing to primarily independent used vehicle dealers from its 105 locations. Together, KAR’s complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for every aspect of the used vehicle industry. For more information, visit karauctionservices.com.