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QCSA Holdings announces new brand: QCSA Direct

Eldridge, IA – QCSA Holdings, Inc. announced today their new brand QCSA Direct.

“Our customers require focus within a dynamic marketplace.  With our world class team QCSA Direct is able to deliver exceptional service to the auto, motorcycle, jet ski and boat salvage segments as well as the RV, commercial lines and non-insurance segments.  Our service and dedication to this industry provides us the opportunity to work closely with each and every customer and prospect,” said Brad Walsh, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

QCSA Direct is confident that their ability to grow is closely tied to their ability to exceed customer expectations while employing the industry’s most experienced professionals.

John Lindle, Founder and CEO, said, “Our accomplishments in the past two years have been remarkable;  a fast-paced journey that has exceeded everyone’s expectations, but our people have maintained their singular focus of exceeding our customer’s expectations seven days a week.  Two years ago many of us worked for different companies, with different names, in different parts of the country, some even in different industries.  Today we are one company, QCSA Direct, the largest independently owned total loss and vehicle solutions company in the US.”

Lindle is always quick to give the credit to the team members for making it all happen.  “The perseverance and loyalty of our team has made us what we are today, their dedication and commitment will be the key factor in our continued success.”

Contact:

Bradley J. Walsh
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
QCSA Direct
317-379-4762 brad.walsh@qcsa.com


QCSA Holdings names Susan Gordon Director of Sales and Service

Susan GordonIndianapolis, IN – QCSA Holdings announced today that Susan Gordon has been named Director of Sales and Service.  In this position, Ms. Gordon will be responsible for growing and maintaining QCSA’s non-insurance client base and will focus on rolling out QCSA’s new technology platforms to the company’s non-insurance segment.  Gordon is based out of Charlotte, NC and will report to Joe Mappes, Senior Vice President of Sales and Service.

“Susan’s tremendous understanding of our non-insurance and national account partners makes her a valuable asset to the future of our organization.  She has the skills to build our business and drive results while executing on corporate initiatives.  We are very excited to have her join our team,” said Mappes. 

Gordon’s experience for the past 15 years includes National Account Sales at Manheim and National Sales Manager, Auctions and Remarketing for Diamond-Triumph Auto Glass.  Most recently Gordon was Executive Sales Director at PAR North America.   Ms. Gordon also serves as a member of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance and has participated on the membership development & recruitment committee.

"I'm very happy to be a part of the growing team at QCSA Holdings," said Gordon. “I look forward to serving the needs of our customers through QCSA’s best-in-class, market-driven products and services.”

About the company

QCSA Holdings is the nation’s largest independent salvage auction company. QCSA partners with leading insurance companies, automotive institutions and charities to remarket total-loss, recovered-theft, damaged, disabled, inoperable and low-end clean-title vehicles to an audience of global buyers.

With facilities in every vital market in the United States, QCSA is uniquely positioned with two targeted brands, Crashed Toys and Salvage Direct. Each brand offers specialized processing and sales along distinct and complementary inventory lines. Crashed Toys remarkets watercraft, power sports, motorcycles, exotic and recreational vehicles while Salvage Direct remarkets cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial vehicles and provides catastrophic loss services.

QCSA’s entrepreneurial spirit and growing national footprint currently serves 100,000+ buyers from over 100 countries. Its two web-based sales platforms reach over 800,000 visitors each month with nearly 7 million pages featuring 11,000 auction lots per month. The company delivers the lowest cycle times and highest returns in the industry due to its focus on continuous process improvement and innovative technology solutions for its customers.  QCSA’s strategic development team is tasked with continual improvement on every process, from assignment to sales and reporting, for the most efficient remarketing solution possible.

For more information or to become a registered buyer, please visit our websites at Salvage Direct and Crashed Toys.

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Crashed Toys Minnesota Facility Relocation!

Crashed Toys Minnesota is relocating to a new facility TODAY 7/7/2011.

The new facility is located at 21155 HWY 65 NE, East Bethel, MN 53304.

July 7m 2011


QCSA Holdings Acquires ISR of Minnesota

Monday October 11, 2010
Eldridge, IA

QCSA Holdings, Inc., a leading Vehicle Remarketing and Total Loss Claims Management company announced today it has acquired and will be uniting forces with Insurance Salvage Recovery, a full-service salvage auction facility based in Ham Lake, MN. 

An independently owned and operated company since 2001, ISR provides its customers with personalized salvage management and top-notch customer service, and will continue to do so as part of the QCSA Holdings family of companies.

“We look forward to continuing to serve ISR’s customers with the added benefits and resources of partnering with QCSA Holdings,” said Jason Hemp, President of ISR. 

ISR’s facility in Ham Lake, MN will become part of the QCSA’s salvage vehicle remarketing network, joining over 80 locations that re-market more than 120,000 vehicles annually.

“We are thrilled to have Jason Hemp and his team on board with us,” said John Lindle, CEO of QCSA Holdings. “The addition of ISR expands our presence in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and adds a trusted and experienced management team.”

About QCSA:  QCSA Holdings, Inc. is a national vehicle re-marketing company specializing in Insurance Total Loss and Late Model Specialty vehicles.  Operating under its subsidiary brands SalvageDirect.com and CrashedToys.com, QCSA provides national re-marketing solutions to Auto Insurers, Banks, Fleets and Auto Donation programs.

 


June 7, 2010

QCSA Holdings adds Industry Veterans Keister and Hitchcock to its Board of Directors

Eldridge, IA – QCSA Holdings announced today that investors Rick Keister and Cam Hitchcock have joined its board of directors. Keister will also serve as Board Chairman.

Keister is an entrepreneur that most recently served as the CEO of Keystone Automotive Industries. Keystone led the aftermarket parts industry with 137 distribution centers in 46 states and Canada until its sale to LKQ Corp in 2007. Keister’s 30 year career includes World Wide Automotive which he expanded into international remanufacturing operations and joint ventures.

“I am excited to lead the Board of a company so well positioned for growth and success,” said Keister. “QCSA’s innovative service offerings make it highly competitive in the vehicle re-marketing and total loss management industry.”

Cam Hitchcock is a partner at Elysian Advisors, LLC, an advisory firm specializing in acquisition strategy and core operational improvement. Hitchcock has held a variety of senior executive roles in the automotive industry with large public and private equity-owned companies such as ADESA, Lear and Emcon.

“Rick and Cam are trusted business advisors with unique industry experience,” said QCSA Holdings CEO, John Lindle. “Their knowledge and insight will greatly help us to achieve our strategic goals quickly and efficiently.”

 


QCSA Holdings Acquires Salvage Direct

Tuesday May 18, 2010
Eldridge, IA

QCSA Holdings, Inc., a leading Vehicle Remarketing and Total Loss Claims Management company announced today it has purchased and will be uniting forces with Salvage Direct, one of the nation’s premier salvage re-marketing firms. 

Salvage Direct was founded in 1998 by Bob Joyce as the first online auction in the total-loss claims management industry.  The company also specializes in Commercial and Catastrophic-loss management services.

“Salvage Direct is a leader in Salvage Remarketing and Internet Auctions,” said John Lindle, CEO of QCSA Holdings.  “We are thrilled to be combining forces with Bob Joyce and his entire team.”

The new entity is one of the nation’s largest salvage vehicle remarketing companies, with over 80 locations and more than 120,000 vehicles re-marketed annually.

“We’re excited to combine the best of both enterprises” said Bob Joyce, Founder and President of Salvage Direct. “This new partnership will provide our customers with more options, increased services, broader reach and enhanced recoveries.”

 “This combination represents a viable national alternative for salvage vehicle re-marketing” added Jerry Sullivan, Executive VP. “Our national footprint will allow us to quickly expand innovative and unique total loss management services not currently available in the marketplace.”

About QCSA:  QCSA Holdings, Inc. is an owner-managed company led by industry veterans John Lindle and Jerry Sullivan, along with equity sponsors Kinderhook Industries.  Founded in 2003, Kinderhook Industries is a private equity firm that manages $650 million of committed capital, specializing in management-led recapitalizations of entrepreneur-owned companies.

For additional company information please contact Peter Burrows at 317-524-8569 or pburrows@qcsa.com.

www.qcsa.com; www.salvagedirect.com; www.crashedtoys.com; www.kinderhookindustries.com
 


Salvage Direct to sell vehicles for Avis Budget Group

Avis Budget Group

Titusville, PA – Salvage Direct announces Avis Budget Group (NYSE: CAR), operator of two of the most recognized brands in the global vehicle rental industry through Avis and Budget , as its latest seller partner. Avis Budget Group will use Salvage Direct’s leading auction platform, SalvageDirect.com, to sell its vehicles to buyers worldwide.

“This new partnership will benefit our worldwide buyers with more high-quality, rental inventory,” said Dan Hoversten, CEO of Salvage Direct, Inc. “We’re proud to add Avis and Budget to our rental company partners.”

Salvage Direct was founded in 1998 as the first online auction in the total-loss salvage industry. The company’s pioneer spirit has lead to growth among buyers and sellers alike. Today, the company auctions cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, power sports, recreational and commercial vehicles on behalf of its insurance company, finance company, and rental fleet partners. It leads the industry with catastrophic-loss management services.

”Whatever the cause of loss, insurance and rental car companies select Salvage Direct because of its experience, fast-selling cycle times, titling proficiency, worldwide buyers and simple auction site.”  Bob Joyce, founder of Salvage Direct.

About Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Avis Budget Group is a leading provider of vehicle rental services, with operations in more than 70 countries. Through its Avis and Budget brands, the Company is a leading general-use vehicle rental company in each of North America, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions based on published airport statistics. Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. and has approximately 24,000 employees. For more information about Avis Budget Group, visit www.avisbudgetgroup.com.
 


Salvage Direct's new salvage facility expands east coast market capacity for insurance auctions

Salvage Direct builds enhanced processing center near Philadelphia

Titusville, PA – Salvage Direct, the pioneer of online salvage vehicle, watercraft, motorcycle, powersport and commercial auctions, announces its new, state-of-the-art Enhanced Processing Center near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. SD New Britain is Salvage Direct’s sixth facility in Pennsylvania, 80th worldwide and the first of its 2010 expansion plan.

Every facility in the Salvage Direct logistics network recently upgraded the processing and preservation capabilities to include a more in-depth, value-driven service with an emphasis on engine and transmission performance. The Enhanced Processing Program will expose more detailed information to bidders and increase the number of units in inventory that run and move.

“We’re excited about the Enhanced Processing Program,” said Bob Joyce, Founder of Salvage Direct. “This initiative takes vehicle information to the next level.  Our runs/drives initiatives will now contain additional power and drive train information complete with a new, multi-media presentation. Buyers benefit from complete disclosure and suppliers will experience even better recovery on their invested assets.”

The SD New Britain facility is situated on a 21 acres parcel, which includes 20 acres of secure outdoor storage space and a 25,000-square-feet indoor processing and warehousing facility. It is conveniently located between the Philadelphia and Allentown, PA markets.
About the Company

Salvage Direct was founded in 1998 as the first online auction in the total-loss salvage industry. The company’s pioneer spirit has lead to growth among buyers and sellers alike. Today, the company auctions cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, power sports, recreational and commercial vehicles on behalf of its insurance company, finance company, and rental fleet partners. It leads the industry with catastrophic-loss management services and superior customer service.

Whatever the cause of loss, insurance and rental car companies select Salvage Direct because of its experience, fast-selling cycle times, titling proficiency, worldwide buyers and simple auction site.  For additional information regarding Salvage Direct, please visit the Company’s website at www.salvagedirect.com.

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Salvage Direct invests in Titusville, PA again


Titusville, PA – Salvage Direct announces its headquarters will expand again in Titusville, Pennsylvania through the purchase of the former BSI building on South Franklin Street.

Salvage Direct made the acquisition to accommodate its growing workforce. The new building is slated to house operational departments such as accounting, software development and titling.  Sales and customer service will continue to occupy the current 12,354-square-foot location on Gilbert Drive.

In addition to the two office complexes, SD maintains a state-of-the-art auction-prep and training facility with a five-acre yard in Titusville.

The international company has facilities across the United States. Most are concentrated east of the Mississippi.

Salvage Direct was founded in 1998 as the first online auction in the total-loss salvage industry. The company’s pioneer spirit has lead to growth among buyers and sellers alike. Today, the company auctions cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, power sports, recreational and commercial vehicles on behalf of its insurance company, finance company, and rental fleet partners.

No challenge is too small for Salvage Direct.  The company has been instrumental in ten hurricane clean-up operations. The nimble and talented staff is routinely called upon to work in floods and other natural disasters.
”Whatever the cause of loss, insurance companies select Salvage Direct because of its experience, fast-selling cycle times, titling proficiency and simple auction site,” says Bob Joyce, founder of Salvage Direct.

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Salvage Direct opens new yard in Cleveland

In the recent past, there were many partners for salvage disposal business. Today, high-quality independent vendors have been absorbed by the big guys and choice has become limited.

Salvage Direct is a NEW partner for Ohio salvage disposal. Salvage Direct's Ohio expansion starts with Cleveland at Strongsville and will continue with a second facility in Columbus.

Salvage Direct's complete salvage management solution includes intuitive tools, statistics and alerts that put you in real-time control of your inventory without the headaches. Our online/technological expertise created an efficient system that can be tailored to your procedures and processes easily.



Salvage Direct Opens New Yard in Houston

Titusville, PA – November 5 - Salvage Direct is expanding its reach into Texas.   With the leasing of 27 acres of property on US 90, Salvage Direct settled in Houston’s Harris County.  The Company sent crews down just days after Hurricane Ike hit and acquired the land to store damaged vehicles recovered from the storm.  Salvage direct is planning to stay in Texas permanently and is hosting an open house at the new yard to commemorate the decision.

“We have an estimated cash value of close to 10 million dollars worth of boats, jet skis RV’s, motorcycles, commercial and auto units ready for recycling,” says CEO Dan Hoversten, who was born in Houston.  “It’s really something to see over 1,500 wrecked vehicles all stacked up in rows.”

Established in 1998, Salvage Direct pioneered the online salvage vehicle auction and is one the fastest growing salvage auctions in the Eastern U.S. 


 

Salvage Direct announces new Consignment Program

Titusville, PA - August 1, 2008 -- Salvage Direct announced a new product to help sell unwanted vehicles, off-lease equipment and retired fleet through SalvageDirect.com.  The program allows sellers to place vehicles into Salvage Direct's state-of-the-art auction used by a large, diversified buyer base across the world. These buyers are qualified as licensed dealers, rebuilders and dismantlers and they are ready to buy!

Contact Nikki today for more information.


 

Salvage Direct Announces Appointment of New CEO

Titusville, PA - June 7, 2006 - Salvage Direct today announced the appointment of Dan Hoversten as Salvage Direct's new Chief Executive Officer. Hoversten will take the helm of the Titusville, Pennsylvania-based company at the beginning of June, 2006. June 7, 2006



Salvage Direct Adds Commercial Lines Division

Titusville, PA – February 21, 2006 - Salvage Direct today announced the launch of its new commercial lines division, adding more construction equipment and heavy machinery to Salvage Direct’s current roster of salvaged vehicles and boats.


February 21, 2006 Media Advisory - Miami Boat Show

Salvage Direct, which runs the number one interactive website auctioning watercraft, specialty vehicles and other vehicles of every size and shape to authorized dealers around the nation 24/7, is transforming the way salvaged watercraft and vehicles are recovered and sold.


February 9, 2006 Salvage Direct NACE

Titusville, PA – November 3, 2005 - While still in the midst of dealing with the aftermath of nearly back-to-back Gulf Coast hurricanes, Salvage Direct is putting the final touches on their revamped exhibit designed for the 2005 NACE Conference and Exposition November 3 - 5, 2005


November 3, 2005 Salvage Auction Adds Web Offerings - Auto Auction Shopper

Titusville, PA – Salvage Direct, a Titusville, PA., salvage auction company, recently announced the launch of its new commercial lines division, adding more construction equipment and heavy machinery to its current roster of salvaged vehicles and boats.


 

March 20, 2006 Salvage Direct Now Includes Commercial Lines Division - Claims Guide

Salvage Direct reported the launch of its new commercial lines division, adding more construction equipment and heavy machinery to Salvage Direct's current roster of salvaged vehicles and boats.