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David Vignes

Executive Vice President of Enterprise Optimization
KAR Auction Services, Inc.

David Vignes is executive vice president of enterprise optimization of KAR Auction Services, Inc.

As executive vice president of enterprise optimization, Vignes identifies and implements opportunities to maximize resources and widen synergies enterprise-wide. This includes identifying and standardizing best practices, as well as leveraging technologies, systems and procedures across all business units.

Vignes joined ADESA in 2007 as senior vice president of operations and strategic improvement. He was quickly promoted to executive vice president of strategic improvement and logistics in 2008, before accepting his current role for KAR Auction Services in 2009.

Previously, Vignes served as senior vice president for a master planning and development firm. He also spent more than 15 years, both in Europe and the United States, with The Walt Disney Corporation. During this time, he held several executive positions in finance and operations with Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney World Orlando and the Disney Cruise Line.

Vignes has more than 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, enhancing operations, focusing on cost management and optimizing customer values. In 2012, he was nominated director to the board of DRAYER Physical Therapy Institute. Vignes holds a master’s degree from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris, France, and an MBA from the University of Florida. He is also a former lieutenant in France’s Air Force.