EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Fleet Services recently honored its top performing auction partners at an awards dinner Dec. 3 in Barrington, Ill.

Award recipients included:

  • National Operations Award: Don and Darryl Devries, Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction.
  • National Technology Award: Ken Phillips and Julie Jenkins, Manheim Statesville.
  • Outstanding Promotion Event - East: Jeff Parker and Jay Smith, ADESA Cincinnati Dayton.
  • Outstanding Promotion Events - West: Vic Colosi and LaTanya McNeil, Manheim Las Vegas.
  • Outstanding Promotion Events Canada: Rod Rocherfert, ADESA Montréal
  • National Mid Market: Jeff Greer and Stanley Green, ABC Bowling Green Auto Auction.
  • National Above and Beyond: Julie Picard and Eddie Lafferty, Manheim Seattle.
  • National Specialty Equipment Heavy-Duty Truck: Jane Morgan and JD Larsch, ADESA Atlanta Auto Auction.
  • Silver Award Northeast: Chip Hoynitsky and Lynn Weaver, Harrisburg.
  • Silver Award Southeast: Sam Chapel and Jamie Gardenour, Manheim Nashville.
  • Silver Award Midwest: Peggy Springer and Joe Hoffman, Manheim Kansas City.
  • Silver Award West: Jeff Hoyt, ADESA Golden Gate.
  • Laurie Dobberphul Top Achiever Award: Mary Casey from Manheim Chicago. The new award is in honor of Laurie Dobberphul, a highly respected member of GE's team, who passed away Jan. 22. Dobberphul was a 26-year GE employee who worked her way up thought the ranks from a termination coordinator, to employee vehicle sales, to direct to dealer sales, to the Central region territory manager. The award is being given to a female in the industry who has followed a similar path as Dobberphul in the auto remarketing Industry. Dobberphul's husband and sister helped present the first-time award to Casey.
  • National Gold Award: Butch Herdegen, Brian Fackler, and Jerry Blatt; Manheim Central Florida.