Capital Automotive Reconditioning Services

Harold Varvel: Managing Director of Dealer Services

HaroldHarold Varvel entered the automotive industry in 1979, working in the remarketing department for a regional leasing company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also served as a regional broker for a number of national leasing companies and company fleets; Wheels Inc., Gambles C&M Leasing, McCulloch Leasing and Brown & Williams Tobacco.

In 1987, he joined Tri-State Auto Auction as their first fleet/lease manager. Later this site became one of the original ADESA auctions, today known as ADESA Cincinnati/Dayton. While serving as General Manager from 1990 until 2008, Varvel managed the day-to-day operations at one of the top 10 auctions for ADESA during that period. He identified the need for remarketing and auction services to the growing RV and Marine Industry and developed one of the premier specialty auctions in the country. To increase the buyer base nationally, he wrote the first standard and operational procedures certification programs for both the RV and Marine consignment, resulting in 47% of the consignment being sold over the internet.

In 2008, Varvel elected to join an investment group serving as President and Partner, overseeing the opening of five specialty retail stores known as Aaron’s Sale & Lease. He later returned to ADESA in 2012 as a Regional Manager for the Car Buy Company project until late 2013.

Varvel most recently served as General Manager of the Columbus Fair Auto Auction from November 2013 until joining Capital Automotive Reconditioning Services as Senior VP of Finance & Administration in January 2016.

He served on the National Auto Auction Board from 1995 – 2004, NAAA Vehicle Grading Committee 2004 – 2006, NAAA Legislative Committee 2002 – 2007 and was named ADESA General Manager of the Year in 2006.