About Manheim

Your Remarketing Solutions Innovator for More than 65 Years

 

Background


Manheim was established in 1945 as a wholesale vehicle auction operation.

With 20,000 employees in 122 operating locations around the globe, Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Manheim registers nearly 7 million used vehicles annually and facilitates transactions representing almost $46 billion in value.

A subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, Manheim is transforming the wholesale vehicle buying and selling experience through investments in technology and innovative products and services. Manheim markets Simulcast, Simulcast Everywhere, OVE.com, NextGear Capital, Total Resource Auctions, Manheim Frontline, Ready Auto Transport, Manheim Consulting and other respected brands to the remarketing industry in 11 countries, including Australia, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Manheim has set the industry standard for buying and selling used vehicles at live auctions and online. Manheim brings together qualified sellers and volume buyers of used vehicles that include automotive dealerships, banks, car rental agencies, car manufacturers and government agencies. Manheim offers its customers a reliable and secure market in which to purchase a variety of vehicles and services that no other remarketing provider can match.

Manheim cares about its employees, the environment and the communities it serves. From fundraising drives to tutoring kids after school to supporting long-term conservation efforts, Manheim and its employees are dedicated to protecting the environment and giving back to their communities.

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History


1945
- First Manheim auto auction, Manheim, PA
 
1959
- Manheim, PA, becomes world's largest auto auction
 
1965
- Purchases National Auto Dealers Exchange, Bordentown, NJ
 
1967
- Purchases Fredericksburg Auto Auction, Fredericksburg, VA
 
1968
- Cox Enterprises acquires Manheim; moves headquarters to Atlanta, GA
 
1983
- Manheim acquires Toronto Auto Auction, Milton, Ontario
 
1989
- Grows to 25 auctions nationwide
 
1991
- Merges with General Electric Capital Corp.; grows to 46 auctions
 
1994
- First ever live satellite auction
 
1996
- Manheim first in industry to give dealers online access via the Web to auction inventories, sale calendars, and market information
- Manheim opens industry's first CyberLot, Lexus Direct
- First Used Car Market Report introduced
 
1997
- Acquires Greater Auction Group; first international venture in UK
- Manheim Online launches, named one of Top 10 e-commerce sites by PC Week
 
1998
- Manheim Market Report now downloadable to dealers' PCs
 
1999
- Acquires Dent Wizard
- Opens auctions in France, Australia, New Zealand, and 5 more in US
- AutoTrader.com, world's largest used car shopping site, debuts
 
2000
- Forms Manheim Interactive. Acquires 20 ADT automotive auctions
 
2001
- Manheim introduces the Used Vehicle Value Index
- Implements Best Practices Program
 
2002
- Manheim holds its first Simulcast sale
- myAccount debuts, enables dealers to conduct most business transactions with the auctions online and in real time 24/7
 
2003
- By year end, 65,000 dealers enrolled and using Manheim Online
- Industry's first "cinema" sales in Atlanta and Seattle
- First auction in Thailand
- Manheim Market Report now accessible by PDAs, offers real-time pricing "in the lanes on sale day"
- Mobile auction sale of 9,200 hail-damaged vehicles at Nissan's Smryna, TN, assembly plant
 
2004
- Online Vehicle Exchange is launched
- Manheim DRIVE Center opens
 
2005
- Introduced Total Resources Auctions salvage subsidiary
- Debut of Manheim Specialty Auctions
 
2006
- Manheim acquires Southwest Florida and Auction City Halifax in Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Launched China operations
 
2007
- Manheim opens its largest auction reconditioning center at Manheim Pennsylvania
- World's largest vehicle auto auction receives DuPont Award for environmental achievements
- Manheim establishes The Wholesale Institute online workshops for dealers
- Manheim announces further expansion in Canada
- Manheim acquires Auction City Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick
 
2008
- Manheim launches first ever operations in Turkey
- Manheim Total Resource Auctions announces major expansion in salvage industry
- Cox Enterprises and Manheim turn on Water Conservation Center at Manheim Georgia in Atlanta
- Opening of 70,000 square foot facility in Montreal, Quebec
- Opening of new Manheim Canada corporate office in Mississauga, Ontario
 
2009
- Manheim reaches 3 million online transactions
- Launches first ever Mid-Year Used Car Market Report
- Manheim honored among AARP's "Best Employers for Workers Over 50" for second consecutive year
- Manheim enters joint venture with leading exporter ExportTrader.com
 
2010
- Manheim Market Report becomes available on mobile devices
- Manheim launches Manheim Direct
- OVE.com signs its 100th Independent Auction Partner
- Manheim Introduces One-Stop Customer Care with 1-866-MANHEIM
 
2011
- Manheim launches Simulcast Everywhere
- Mobile site reaches its two millionth user
- BMW and Manheim partner to open new company car center and Manheim Greer Distribution and Vehicle Processing Center
 
2012
- Manheim purchases Dealer Services Corporation
- Manheim purchases Ready Auto Transport
- Simulcast becomes available for Mac computers
- Manheim celebrates the 10th anniversary of Simulcast
 
2013
- Cox Enterprises names Sanford Schwartz president of Manheim and AutoTrader
- Manheim creates joint venture with DriveTime, forms Go Auto Exchange
- Manheim opens new California Service Center at Manheim Riverside
- Manheim expands footprint in Canada
 
2014
- Cox Enterprise announces formation of Cox Automotive
- Manheim signs agreement to purchase stake in Go Financial, supports dealer access to financing options via NextGear Capital
- Manheim purchases majority stake in Brazilian CarBizz
- Manheim creates first-ever onsite auction lane for Hendrick Automotive
 


Executive Leadership Team

Sandy Schwartz
President Cox Automotive
Janet Barnard
President of Manheim North America
Tim McKinley
SVP Sales
Grace Huang
SVP Inventory Services
Shane O'Dell
SVP Vehicle Solutions
Mike McKinney
VP National Division
Alan Lang
VP Local and Mobile Division
Stephen Smith
VP Product Management

Sandy Schwartz

President, Cox Automotive

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Sanford (Sandy) Schwartz is president of Cox Automotive, the world’s leader in vehicle remarketing services and digital and software solutions for automotive dealers. Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, includes Manheim, AutoTrader.com, Kelly Blue Book, and a host of global businesses and brands serving customers such as auto dealers, manufacturers and financial institutions.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Manheim, the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, registers approximately eight million used vehicles annually, facilitating transaction worth nearly $50 billion in value. AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book, and software solutions such as vAuto and VinSolutions are the world’s largest digital automotive marketplaces, providing innovative dealer marketing and software solutions. Annually, Cox Automotive companies interact with more than 40,000 dealers in North America alone.

In 2011, Schwartz became Manheim’s president where he led the company to identify growth opportunities in the automotive industry space. Under his leadership, Manheim acquired Dealer Services Corporation and merged it with Manheim Financial Services to form NextGear Capital, Inc., the largest provider of commercial financing for wholesalers in the world.

Prior to this role, Schwartz served as president of Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing, and digital media company. He joined Cox in 1985 and served in various roles of increasing responsibility including president of Cox Arizona Publishing, executive vice president of the Austin American-Statesman, vice president and general manager of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, executive vice president of Cox Newspapers and vice president of business development for Cox Enterprises.

In 2011, Schwartz became Manheim’s president where he has led the company to identify growth opportunities in the automotive industry space. Under his leadership, Manheim acquired Dealer Services Corporation (DSC) and merged it with Manheim’s financial services to form NextGear Capital, Inc., the largest floor planning provider in the world (commercial financing for wholesalers). Prior to this role, Schwartz served as president of Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing, and digital media company. He joined Cox in 1985 and served in various roles of increasing responsibility including president of Cox Arizona Publishing, executive vice president of the Austin American-Statesman, vice president and general manager of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, executive vice president of Cox Newspapers and vice president of business development for Cox Enterprises.

Schwartz’s automotive experience includes serving as president of Cox Auto Trader (comprised of both AutoTrader.com and AutoTrader Publishing) from 2006 to 2008 and has been a member of the AutoTrader board since 2004.

Schwartz resides in Atlanta with his wife, Sue, and has two grown married children, Jonathan and Stephanie, and three grandchildren. He enjoys golf, working out and cycling.

Janet Barnard

President, Manheim North America

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Janet Barnard is president of Manheim North America. In this role, she acts as a member of Cox Automotive’s leadership team and directs several groups at Manheim engaged in transforming the company’s core auction business with its 79 operating locations into one that incorporates an expanding digital and mobile strategy. Groups that report to Barnard include Sales, Inventory Services and Customer Experience. Barnard most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Manheim. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises.

Prior to joining Manheim, Barnard served as senior vice president and general manager for Cox Communications’ (CCI) Central Region. Her responsibilities included growing the $1.2 billion region’s voice, data and video services across its residential and commercial base of more than 700,000 customers. Prior to that role, Barnard was senior vice president and general manager for other Cox Communications regional business areas including Northern Virginia, Middle America and Omaha.

In 2015, Barnard was added to Automotive News’ list of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. Also, recognized by Women in Technology (WIT) as one of Georgia’s top women leaders, she was the winner of the 2014 Woman of the Year in Technology Award in the Large/Enterprise Organization category. In 2010, Barnard was named as a Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Fellow, which honors the most successful female leaders in the cable and telecommunications industry. She was also selected by CableFAX as a Top 25 Regional Player and as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Cable.

Barnard gives back to her community by representing Cox Enterprises on the Board of Governors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and through her role as the Executive Sponsor for Cox Automotive’s Go Green Council which implements best practices designed to reduce the company’s environmental footprint. In addition, she supports and participates in the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America (KPCRAA) to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction and other charities supporting chronically ill children.

She resides in Atlanta with her husband Bryan, and has two children and three grandchildren. She enjoys golf, travel and motorcycling.

Tim McKinley

Senior Vice President, Sales

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Tim McKinley is senior vice president of Sales for Manheim, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., one of the nation’s leading media companies and providers of automotive services. He is responsible for the Commercial Accounts, Dealer Sales, and National Clients Sales Support groups.

Most recently, McKinley served as vice president of Sales and Field Operations for Cox Communications commercial services organization in the company’s eastern U.S. markets, including Rhode Island, Connecticut, Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Oklahoma. In this role, he was responsible for local strategic planning, sales performance, service assurance, business process improvement, customer installations and capital investment. During this period Cox Business revenues grew from more than $600m to more than $1.5B for the year ending in 2013 while delivering nearly $1B in operating cash flow. Simultaneously, McKinley led major transformational initiatives in organizational structures, standardization and employee/leadership development.

Previously, McKinley was chief operating officer for The Evermore Group in 2005, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of this boutique consulting firm targeted primarily at the cable industry and its suppliers. In 2003, McKinley served as executive vice president of Operations for Lynk Systems, Inc., where he oversaw service delivery, customer care, training and IT development. Prior to his tenure at Lynk Systems, McKinley served in progressive leadership roles during a 21-year career with Sprint from 1982-2003. In his last role, he led all of Business Support Services for Sprint Business as part of the Global Markets group, including all aspects of pre-sales solution designs, service delivery, service assurance, customer care and billing support for all Sprints’ business customers. The position, national in scope, comprised more than 3,500 telecommunication business professionals.

With more than 30 years in the telecommunications and related industries, McKinley has had responsibility for product development, product marketing, sales, service management, service provisioning, solutions engineering, program and process management.

McKinley received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of West Florida and is an accomplished public speaker. In addition, he has completed numerous executive development programs including executive development in Organizational Change Management at MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Cox Communications Executive Development Program through the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

McKinley is a past Board Member for ReBuilding Together (formerly known as Christmas in April), past board member for the Atlanta Telecom Professionals and has devoted time to Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement and Georgia Special Olympics. He makes his home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Grace Huang

Senior Vice President, Inventory Services

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Grace Huang is senior vice president of Inventory Services for Manheim. She leads an integrated vehicle services strategy to better serve customers and position Manheim, a Cox Automotive company, for future growth. Groups that report to Huang include: vehicle solutions, auction operations, digital services and product management.

She focuses on operational, revenue-generating products and solutions designed to make it easier for customers to do business while helping them compete more effectively in the marketplace.

Tapped for this new role within the company, Huang reports to the president of Manheim North America. She leverages her leadership skills, product development expertise and in-depth knowledge of critical business initiatives.

Since 2007, Huang has managed strategic business developments and operations across the Cox family of companies. Most recently she served as vice president of Enterprise Product Planning for Cox Automotive. Prior to that, she held the positions of senior director of Corporate Development at Cox Enterprises, senior director of Corporate Strategy for Cox Media Group and director of Business Development at Cox AutoTrader.

Engaged in the community, Huang is a board member of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Huang earned a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Shane O'Dell

Senior Vice President, Vehicle Solutions

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Shane O'Dell serves as senior vice president of vehicle solutions for Manheim, including vehicle transportation, reconditioning, imaging, purchase protection and inspections.

O'Dell will be responsible for setting and executing key business strategies around Manheim’s third-party logistics. This includes focusing on Ready Auto Transport, the company’s transportation business. In addition, O’Dell will lead and develop a multi-year plan to strengthen and grow wholesale and retail service revenue through our commercial and dealer partners.

Prior to joining Manheim, O’Dell was chief operating officer for NextGear Capital. He oversaw the execution of day-to-day operating activities and provided strategic direction on revenue growth and risk mitigation in that role. At NextGear Capital, O’Dell directed short-term and long-range planning and budget development to support strategic initiatives through established performance goals, allocation of resources and assessment of policies.

O’Dell began his career with Automotive Finance Corporation in 1995. At AFC, he served as branch manager and was later promoted to regional manager overseeing 14 locations. As one of the founding members of Dealer Services Corporation in 2005, he served as regional vice president of operations. In June of 2010, he was promoted to chief operating officer. O’Dell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The Ohio State University.

Mike McKinney

Vice President, National Division

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Mike McKinney is the vice president of Manheim North America’s National Division, which includes 48 auction sites that offer a full spectrum of physical and digital services for our clients.

Most recently, McKinney has served as vice president, East Regional Operations, and he was vice president, West Regional Operations before that, leading the operating locations in the markets located in the eastern and western halves of the United States respectively.

Prior to this, McKinney served in numerous key leadership roles while at Manheim, including vice president of account management, where he was responsible for dealer and commercial account management efforts, and vice president of Dealer Sales, where he was instrumental in building and training a higher quality dealer sales force and working with new technology initiatives for dealers. In this position, McKinney helped Manheim enhance and expand its services for dealers nationwide.

McKinney joined Manheim in October 1993 as fleet/lease manager at Atlanta Auto Auction, now Manheim Atlanta. He brought with him eight years of manufacturer experience. In August 1996, McKinney was promoted to assistant general manager of Kansas City Auto Auction, now Manheim Kansas City. He served in that position until being named general manager of Metro Detroit Auto Auction and Michigan Auto Auction in January 1999. In January 2003, McKinney was promoted to regional vice president of operations, Southwest, a position he held until being named vice president of Dealer Sales.

McKinney holds a Bachelor of Science in management from Central Michigan University.

Alan Lang

Vice President, Local and Mobile Division

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Alan Lang is vice president of Manheim North America’s Local and Mobile Division. He is responsible for leading the development and execution of strategies to increase market share, revenue, and client satisfaction for nearly 80 local and mobile auction sites throughout the U.S.

Alan joined Manheim in 2016 from NextGear Capital where he served as senior vice president of operations, responsible for business development strategies across all business segments. Prior to that, Alan served as general manager and then regional director of Dealer Services Corporation in Carmel, IN.

Alan has deep experience in the automotive finance industry managing multi-billion dollar portfolios and building strong relationships with hundreds of independent dealers across the country.

Alan is a graduate of Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance.

Stephen Smith

Vice President, Product Management

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Stephen Smith serves as vice president of Product Management for Manheim.

In this role, Smith is responsible for developing and launching innovative products and services to address changing client needs and anticipate emerging marketplace opportunities. Working with Manheim’s Inventory Services team, his focus is to ensure Manheim’s diverse product portfolio offers customers choices and helps them better compete, while supporting the company’s future growth.

Smith joined the Cox Automotive team in 2013 as Senior Director, Customer Marketing for Manheim North America. He implemented a marketing strategy that has grown the Manheim brand and contributed to Manheim’s revenue of $2.2 billion.

Smith earned his master’s degree in business administration management from Loyola College of Maryland, and graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina where he completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration.

In his personal time, Smith volunteers with the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Children’s Restoration Network and Foster Care Support Foundation, further proving his time and talent are an asset to Cox both in the office and in the community.

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Manheim's Drive to Sustainability

As part of Cox Enterprises, Manheim is committed to being a good steward of the environment.

Launched in 2007 by Chairman Jim Kennedy, Cox Conserves is Cox Enterprises' national sustainability program. Cox Conserves focuses on reducing waste and energy consumption, embracing renewable forms of energy, conserving natural resources, and inspiring eco-friendly behavior.

This program has established important goals for the Cox family of companies:

  • Carbon neutral by 2044
  • Water neutral by 2044
  • Zero waste to landfill by 2024

These challenging goals demonstrate our commitment to being thoughtful stewards of the environment, while searching for innovative ways to grow our business responsibly.

At Manheim, we've made many positive contributions, but there are still opportunities to make a significant difference. Our {go green} platform plays an important role in the Cox Conserves program and is the core of sustainability at Manheim. Our areas of focus include energy, water and waste and how to engage our customers. In 2013, we formed a collaborative {go green} Council, made up of employees from various regions and departments, to help guide projects and initiatives for our company.

Here are some of Manheim’s achievements to date:

  • Water Conservation Centers at Manheim Georgia and Manheim Pennsylvania: Combined, the two centers treat 57,000 gallons of wastewater per day and remove 92 tons of contaminants annually, returning cleaner water to the system than was originally used. Both locations reduce the company's daily water demand by 60 percent.
  • Photovoltaic solar installations: 15 locations have implemented solar panels, which collectively prevent more than 6,477 tons of carbon from entering the environment. The most recent and largest solar installation at Manheim New England will save 3,005 tons of carbon a year, providing enough energy to power 404 homes a year.
  • Outdoor lighting systems: Many locations now use lower wattage exterior lamps with new control systems that allow 50 percent dimming or perform multi-fixture pole switching. These projects have saved more than 4 million KWh of energy per year. That’s enough energy to supply power to more than 360 homes for an entire year.
  • Water-based paint: 11 locations have switched from solvent-based to water-based paint, reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent at each of the participating locations.
  • Recycling and Waste Diversion: Rubicon was recently named as our National Waste Management and Recycling partner. This new partnership will help Manheim track and measure all recycling programs across the company, identify opportunities to divert even more materials from landfills, and create new revenue streams by identifying materials that can be resold.

 

For more information about Cox Enterprises, Inc. and Manheim's long-term conservation efforts, visit www.coxconserves.com.

Buy. Sell. Win.

Buying and selling vehicles today is more competitive than ever. It's essential to have access to the inventory and information you need, when you need it. Manheim provides the game changing tools, cutting edge products, wide selection of inventory, and helpful service that you need to buy, sell, and win every day.

The Manheim marketplace offers:

  • Open access: 24/7 access to vehicles and information from Manheim means that you always have the necessary tools to succeed.
  • A level playing field in a transparent and open environment where the market sets the price.
  • More ways to buy and sell: online, in-lane, and 24/7.
  • Tools for you to make informed and intelligent decisions. The Manheim Market Report (MMR) and InSight ECR are just two of the ways Manheim helps you to make informed decisions.
  • Experienced people on the ground, to make sure the pre- and post-sale process goes quickly and smoothly.
  • A safe and secure market where Manheim ensures the integrity and security of every transaction.
  • More locations, inventory, and ways to buy and sell than any other company.

At Manheim, we believe this all adds up to a lot more than an auction company. We help your business perform at its best and win.

Visit manheim.com/buysellwin to learn more.

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Suppliers

Manheim values its supplier relationships and is committed to building upon these partnerships. We take pride in developing strong relationships with suppliers that will drive value for us and the communities we serve.

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Our Values

Supplier Diversity

We view supplier diversity as a competitive advantage that allows us to not only enhance our services and effectiveness, but also strengthen the communities in which we live and work.

As a division of Cox Enterprises, we have membership to the National Minority Supplier Development Council and its affiliates, which allows us to actively seek and partner with diverse suppliers.

To be considered a diverse supplier, your business must be at least 51% owned and operated by one or more minority groups, women, and/or LGBT individuals. If your company qualifies, we encourage you to apply as a diverse supplier.

Supplier Sustainability

As part of our corporate social responsibility, we seek out suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability. We strive to procure innovative products and solutions that enable us to shrink our carbon footprint.

Electronic Options

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce paper waste, Manheim provides several electronic options for your business.

  • Purchase Orders - Manheim can place electronic purchase orders directly into your ordering system. This is accomplished through the use of punch-outs from our system to your online catalogs.

    For suppliers with e-commerce interface capability, we can submit purchase orders electronically, and automatically populate order information into your order management system.

  • Electronic Invoices - Manheim partners with a third party, Transcepta, for electronic invoice options. Transcepta can electronically receive and present virtually any machine-generated invoice to Manheim.

    To participate in this program, please email eCommerce@Manheim.com.

    View additional information about Invoice and Delivery Receipt Requirements

  • Electronic Payments - Manheim offers several payment methods to our suppliers. Our preferred method of payment is ACH (direct deposit to your account).

    Eligible suppliers can also be paid via our procurement credit card. Please call 1-855-435-7772, option 1, for more information regarding participation and payment inquiry.