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Tom Kontos

KAR Auction Services
Chief Economist
Tom Kontos is chief economist for KAR Auction Services Inc. He makes frequent presentations to clients and at automotive industry conferences, and is often quoted in the trade and national press. Tom is author of Pulse, a report on economic conditions and the new and used vehicle markets in the US and Canada, and the Kontos Kommentary, a monthly e-mail report and video on wholesale used vehicle price trends. His ADESA Analytical Services team produces numerous value-added studies for clients and dealers.
In 2016, Tom was awarded the Ed Bobit Icon of the Automotive Industry Award by the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance and the National Auto Auction Association.
Tom has more than 25 years of experience in market research, financial analysis and strategic planning and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mineral resource economics from Pennsylvania State University.