KAR Auction Services adds to management team
KAR Auction Services, Inc. promoted Peter Kelly to the position of chief technology officer and Lisa Price to the position of executive vice president of human resources for KAR Auction Services. Both Kelly and Price will report directly to KAR chief executive officer Jim Hallett.
Kelly most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Openlane, which KAR acquired in late 2011. Price served as vice president of litigation and employment counsel for KAR and all of the company’s business units.
Kelly, who co-founded Openlane in 1999, grew the company from concept stage to an industry-leading online automotive auction operation. During this time, he held several executive positions in finance, operations, management and customer relations. Kelly next oversaw a successful technology integration that involved migrating all of Adesa’s online business to the Openlane technology platform.
In his new role, Kelly will define and implement best technology practices across all business units, identify and offer insight on appropriate technology-related investments, and track technology standards, industry trends and emerging technologies. A major part of his focus will be the online strategy and execution for Adesa, including Openlane and its customers.
In her new role, Price will oversee all of the human resources’ functions for KAR and all its subsidiaries. A key focus for Price will be to bring human resources, payroll and compensation departments enterprise-wide into alignment with KAR’s strategic and operational goals and objectives.