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 107 operating locations around the globe, Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. In 2012, Manheim handled nearly 8 million used vehicles, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 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 14 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.

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
- Acquires Southwest Florida, Nova Scotia, and Auction City Halifax
- Launched China operations
- Manheim acquires Auction City Halifax, Nova Scotia
 
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, New Brunswick
 
2008
- Manheim launches first ever operations in Turkey
- Manheim's 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
 

Executive Team

Sandy Schwartz
President
John Bailey
Executive VP and President, Intl. Operations
Janet Barnard
Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer
Andrea Kane
SVP and Chief People Officer
Joe Luppino
SVP and Chief Financial Officer
Joe George
SVP and Chief Strategy Officer
Michael Noel
Chief Technology Officer
Nick Peluso
President Global RMS
Ashish Bisaria
SVP Customer Experience
Tim McKinley
SVP Sales
Racquel White
VP Communications & Corporate Affairs
Mike McKinney
Regional VP East Regional Operations
Rock Anderson
Regional VP West Regional Operations
Patrick Brennan
Group VP of Manheim Financial Services

Sandy Schwartz

President

Aboutmanheim-schwartz

Sanford (Sandy) Schwartz is president of Manheim and AutoTrader Group, both subsidiaries of Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers to the most comprehensive wholesale marketplace through its extensive in-lane and digital offerings. With more than 100 locations around the globe, Manheim handles approximately 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions worth more than $50 billion in value.

AutoTrader Group operates America’s largest digital automotive marketplace for automotive dealers with two of the leading brands among car buyers in the U.S.—AutoTrader.com and Kelley Blue Book. Auto Trader Group also owns several companies in the automotive software space, including VinSolutions and vAuto.

Most recently, Schwartz served as president of Cox Media Group, Inc., an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing, and digital media company. Prior to that, he was president of Cox Auto Trader, producer of paid and free publications serving consumers and dealers in the automotive market.

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 from 2006 to 2008, comprised of both AutoTrader.com and AutoTrader Publishing. He has been a member of the AutoTrader Group board since 2004.

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

John Bailey

Executive VP and President, International Operations

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John Bailey is executive vice president and president of Manheim's international division, which encompasses vehicle remarketing operations in the U.K., Continental Europe, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. Bailey leads international expansion efforts for both Manheim and the AutoTrader Group. His responsibilities include identify potential acquisitions outside of North America, as well as organic growth opportunities in both the wholesale and retail space.

Previously chief executive of Manheim Europe, Bailey was promoted to this extended role in December 2011 after joining Independent Car Auctions (ICA), then a family business, straight from college in 1979 when it comprised a single auction center based in Bristol.

Under Bailey’s ambitious leadership, ICA went on to buy a number of other auction centers to extend its network before entering into a partnership with Manheim in the U.S. in 1996, which enabled it to further expand its U.K. presence. A number of acquisitions followed that included two major competitors along with a number of complementary businesses that have established Manheim as a major force in the U.K.

John is married with one daughter and two step-daughters and resides in Bristol in the U.K.

Janet Barnard

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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Janet Barnard is the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Manheim. In this role, she acts as a member of Manheim's executive leadership team, overseeing several of the groups at Manheim engaged in helping to transform the company's core business into one that seamlessly incorporates an expanding online and mobile strategy with a large brick-and-mortar footprint of more than 100 operating locations worldwide. Groups that report to Janet within the company include the Manheim Operations, Customer Management, Technology, Customer Experience, and Product Development departments.

Barnard most recently served as senior vice president and general manager for Cox Communications' Central Region. In that role, she was responsible for growing $1.2 billion region in voice, data and video services across residential and commercial base of 710,000 customers; she planned and led the largest system integration in CCI to date totaling 175 communities across five states while achieving all growth targets and leading the company in OCF margin growth. Prior to that role, Barnard served as senior vice president and general manager for other Cox Communications regional business areas including Northern Virginia, Middle America and Omaha. While at CCI, she earned a remarkable track record of achieving both financial and operational results. Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in developing strong leaders; building results-oriented teams; and most importantly, serving as a catalyst for innovative, creative customer and workplace strategies.

Prior to joining CCI, Barnard began her career in finance roles where she was consistently promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. In her first role with CCI as the vice president of Business Operations she was ultimately responsible for all financial aspects of the organization including strategic business planning, budgeting, forecasting and inventory management for 173,000 video, data and telephone customers.

Barnard was recognized in 2010 as a Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Fellow, which honors the most successful female leaders in the cable and telecommunications industry.

Barnard graduated from the University Of Nebraska with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Andrea Kane

Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer

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Andrea Kane is chief people officer for Manheim and the AutoTrader Group, both subsidiaries of Cox Enterprises. Kane leads all of AutoTrader Group and Manheim’s global people strategy areas, which includes oversight of Organizational Effectiveness, Change Leadership, Communications & Corporate Affairs, Compensation, Human Resources, Talent Management, and Employee Engagement.

Most recently, Kane served as SVP of human resources for the AutoTrader Group, where she led the company’s human resource and employee communications functions.

Kane has more than 25 years of human resources experience, with more than 15 years of experience serving as the head of human resources at global companies including Belkin, ADT Securities Inc., and CNBC. Her extensive leadership expertise extends to talent management, recruiting, employee relations, organization and leadership effectiveness, and change management. Kane also has strong expertise in compensation, talent acquisition and Learning & Development.

Kane received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Human Resources.

Joe Luppino

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Joe Luppino is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Manheim. He is responsible for all finance functions including providing oversight for compliance, financial reporting, and business planning. He also oversees Manheim real estate and construction, Manheim Financial Services (MAFS), as well as the Total Resource Auctions business. Luppino assumed his current role in August 2006. Manheim is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc. headquartered in Atlanta with over 32,000 employees worldwide.

Prior to that, he served as Manheim's vice president and chief information officer. He took on that role in January 2004, after joining Manheim in 2000 as Manheim Interactive's vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to that time, Luppino served as executive director of marketing operations for Manheim's parent company, Cox Enterprises, Inc.

He has also served as the vice president of operations for Cox's TeleCom Towers, where he oversaw operations and the maintenance of Cox's telecommunication towers. Luppino began his career with Cox Enterprises in 1991 as vice president and general manager of Optical Data Corporation, an educational publisher of multi-media products.

Luppino is on the board of directors of the American Red Cross, Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter. He is also a graduate of St. Peter's College with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting.

Joe George

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

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Joe George serves as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Manheim and AutoTrader Group.

Most recently, George served as senior vice president of Product Development, where he directed long-range product development processes, which included researching and analyzing new or improved products, services and partnerships that provided strategic and unique competitive advantages. He was also responsible for the evolution of Manheim's digital marketplace, including Manheim Simulcast, OVE.com, Manheim.com, mobile services and multiple product solution platforms.

Prior, George was group vice president of Manheim Digital. In that role, he was responsible for the profit and loss of Manheim's digital marketplace, which included Manheim Simulcast, OVE.com, Manheim.com, Manheim's mobile services and multiple digital client solution platforms.

George joined Manheim more than 21 years ago as an auction employee and held numerous positions, including marketing manager, general sales manager and assistant general manager. He joined AutoTrader.com in 1998 and led several efforts as the company grew from a startup to the industry's leading retail classified online destination. George held various positions including vice president of Dealer Services, vice president and chief product officer, senior vice president of Operations, Customer Service and Information Technology, and senior vice president of Strategic Alliances.

George then joined AutoTrader.com's parent company, Cox AutoTrader, as vice president of Strategy and Business Development. He subsequently was promoted to president of Cox AutoTrader/AutoMart.

After merging Cox's print classified business into AutoTrader.com operations, George returned to AutoTrader.com as general manager/vice president of Private Party Advertising. George rejoined Manheim as group vice president, Digital Solutions in 2009.

George, a veteran of the automotive industry, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University. He remains active in the community by volunteering with Georgia Special Olympics, St.Vincent de Paul Society, Marist Way and as chairman of the board of trustees for Notre Dame Academy.

Michael Noel

Chief Technology Officer

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Michael Noel is senior vice president and chief technology officer for Manheim. He is responsible for delivering the technology systems, processes and tools that power Manheim products as well as the technical infrastructure of the business.

With more than 15 years of global business, consulting and technology experience, Noel most recently served as chief information officer for PRGX, a global business analytics and information services company. In addition to his global IT leadership responsibilities, he managed PRGX’s client data processing operations and other global shared services.

Adept in leading efforts to deliver innovative solutions and to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, agility and stability of IT services and operations, Noel began his career at A.T. Kearney in their technology and transformation practice. There he led the design, development and implementation of IT strategies and solutions for Fortune 500 clients. He also held key leadership roles at Infosys Consulting, Inc., including partner in its Information and Technology Strategies (ITS) Practice, where he drove the development of high-impact solutions and capabilities that delivered tangible value for a range of large global clients.

Noel holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Nick Peluso

President, Global RMS

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Nick Peluso is president of Global Remarketing Management Systems (RMS) for Manheim, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc. In this role, Peluso focuses on developing the RMS product for customers in the North American market. In addition, Peluso will oversee further investment in the existing RMS operation in Europe, as well as looking for new international markets for RMS, including Asia Pacific. Peluso was promoted to his current role in 2014 from senior vice president of Customer Management for Manheim,. In this role, he was responsible for the Commercial Accounts, Dealer Sales, National Clients Sales Support, Pricing and Marketing & Consulting groups.

Prior to SVP of Customer Management, Peluso was president of Remarketing Solutions, the division of Manheim that met the evolving needs of the vehicle-remarketing marketplace through its Inspection Solution, Recovery Solution, Title Solution, Auction Solution, Fleet Solution, and Transport Solution.

Prior to joining Manheim in October 2000, Peluso was vice president of sales and marketing for ADT Automotive, Inc. Peluso joined ADT Automotive in May of 1990 as regional director of sales and in 1992 he was promoted to director of sales, with a primary focus on directing the company’s national sales team. Before joining ADT Automotive, Peluso, a native of Oakland, California, was with Cenval Leasing of Walnut Creek, California.

Ashish Bisaria

Senior Vice President, Customer Experience

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Ashish Bisaria, senior vice president of Customer Experience, acts as the "Voice of the Customer," leading the development and execution of initiatives that enable Manheim to deliver world-class customer experiences. He reports to Janet Barnard, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Bisaria brings 17 years of global customer service experience to Manheim. He most recently served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of client operations for Teleperformance, where he managed 50,000 call center agents for clients in the high-tech, telecom, financial and insurance industries, launched "Voice of Customer" analytics and improved customer satisfaction.

Bisaria began his career at KPMG Consulting in customer relationship management, business strategy and process improvement. He also held management roles in customer experience/service, strategy and operations at U.S. Cellular and Sprint. In addition, he served as vice president of customer service operations at Cbeyond, where he led the company's customer experience vision, strategy, and direction.

Bisaria has lived and worked in the United States, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, the U.K., Brazil and Zimbabwe, and has managed operations in the Philippines, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and South Africa, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delhi and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Bombay.

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.

Racquel White

Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs

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Racquel White is vice president of Communications and Corporate Affairs. In her role, White leads government affairs efforts in addition to four strategic communications areas: internal, external, executive and corporate social responsibility.

White brings 15 years of strategic communication experience in a variety of sectors to Manheim. Most recently, she served as vice president of Internal and Leadership Communications across North America for The Coca-Cola Company. As the communications director for The Coca-Cola Company Eurasia and Africa Group, White led the communications strategy across more than 90 markets, including the continent of Africa, Israel, the Middle East, Pakistan, India, Russia, and Turkey. White also served as director of shareowner affairs, where she engaged with the company's investor and shareowner base, as well as nongovernmental organizations, U.S. and European investors, and advocacy groups that influence and impact key business and corporate policy issues. Her experience has also covered a broad range of media relations, internal communications and functional operation management including global business planning.

Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, White worked at Marriott International with a focus on Global Internal Communications and Customer Communications for Marriott's global headquarters and its timeshare division, Marriott Vacation Club International. She also served as a communications professional for the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (a public policy think tank), and several communications and public relations agencies where she focused on annual reports, publications, press conferences, multi-lingual PR campaigns and other key communications initiatives.

White received her master's degree in public communications and bachelor's degree in Spanish and Latin American studies from American University in Washington, D.C. An active member of the community, White has served on the board of directors for Georgia nonprofits Camp Twin Lakes and Sheltering Arms, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Metro Atlanta Red Cross.

Mike McKinney

Regional Vice President, East Regional Operations

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Mike McKinney is regional vice president, East Regional Operations. He is responsible for leading the operating locations in the markets located in the eastern half of the United States.

Most recently, McKinney led the markets and auction in the western part of the United States as vice president, West Regional Operations. McKinney has 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. Prior to that, he was vice president of Dealer Sales where he was instrumental in building and training a higher quality dealer sales force and worked 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.

Rock Anderson

Regional Vice President, West Regional Operations

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Rock Anderson Jr. is regional vice president, West Regional Operations. He is responsible for leading the operating locations in the markets located in the western half of the United States. Anderson is a member of Manheim's executive team and most recently led the company's global people strategy areas as the vice president and chief people officer at Manheim. Anderson has also held the position of vice president of People Strategies at Manheim. In this position, he was responsible for all human resources functions including providing oversight for corporate and field operations, security and employment practices. Manheim, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with more than 20,000 employees worldwide.

Originally from New Orleans, La., Anderson has held leadership positions with companies including Siemens, Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo), and INROADS, Inc. He is a graduate of St. Augustine High School, Dillard University and Tulane University.

Anderson, affiliated with numerous academic, professional and community organizations, was recently named one of Atlanta Business League's "Men of Influence" for 2013. He is on the board of directors and serves as chairman of the Strategic Implementation Committee for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. Currently he serves as chairman of the Benefits Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. He is president of the Finance Committee for St. Anthony Catholic Church, Leadership Atlanta Alumnus, and a member of the One Hundred Black Men of Atlanta. Anderson is a past president of the Dillard University Alumni Chapter in Atlanta.

Patrick Brennan

Group Vice President of Manheim Financial Services

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Patrick Brennan is group vice president of Manheim Financial Services. He is responsible for overseeing NextGear Capital Inc., Manheim’s Credit & Collections function and Manheim Export.

Brennan joined Manheim in 1991 as a senior accountant. Since then, he has served in positions of increasing responsibility, including assistant general manager at both Statesville Auto Auction in North Carolina and Georgia Dealers Auto Auction in Atlanta before being promoted to director of consistency on the Best Practices team in November of 2003. In January 2006, Brennan was named director of international operations and in June 2006, he became vice president operations-Canada. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing Manheim’s existing Canadian operations, exploring new business opportunities and evaluating the growth potential in Canada. In March 2010, Brennan became market vice president for the Georgia and Tennessee markets and served in this role until becoming group vice president.

Brennan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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Annual Review

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Heart to Hearts

Heart to Hearts Campaign Enters Eighth Year

Supported by Manheim leadership, employees, vendors and customers nationwide, the Heart to Hearts program focuses on helping the Michael P. Fisher CICU at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center improve its equipment with the latest in cardiac technology and put a comforting touch on the sterile hospital environment.

Each year, employees hold donation drives for holiday gifts, receiving blankets, baby booties and Beanie Babies. to help the nursing staff make the CICU feel more like a home than a hospital.

The marquee event that brings together Manheim executives, vendors and customers nationwide is the annual Golf & Tennis Tournament, Reception and Auction held each spring in Atlanta. Since its inception in 1998, this event has raised more than $4.5 million for the Michael P. Fisher CICU. In 2013, the event raised more than $185,000.

The Heart to Hearts program is truly a partnership between Manheim and its communities. From challenge drives for customers at lots in Texas to the annual tournament in Georgia, the support and dedication to helping kids find a healthier life through treatment at the Michael P. Fisher CICU continue to be at the heart of Manheim's community commitment.

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Mike Fisher was the former principal attorney for Manheim. His life was cut short at the age of 42 by a plane crash. The Heart To Hearts campaign was born out of grief and continues to be nurtured by our love and respect for Mike. It is dedicated to supporting the CICU that bears his name in the Sibley Heart Center of Children's. Manheim's goal is to help make the Michael P. Fisher CICU the finest facility of its kind in the world. Proceeds from the 2005 Heart To Hearts campaign will continue to bring much-needed support to the staff, families and, of course, the young patients at Children's.

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What is Cox Conserves?

Cox Conserves is a companywide, long-term conservation effort that includes the following focus areas:

  1. Waterborne Paint
  2. Paint Mix Management
  3. Hazardous Waste Management
  4. Water Treatment and Conservation
  5. Energy Management
  6. Alternative Energy

Why was it created?

Cox Conserves is a national sustainability program led by Manheim's parent company Cox Enterprises, Inc. Launched in 2007, Cox Conserves seeks to reduce Cox Enterprises' energy consumption by embracing renewable forms of energy, conserving natural resources and inspiring eco-friendly behavior. The program engages each of the company's major subsidiaries: Cox Communications, Manheim, Cox Media Group and AutoTrader.com.

About each focus area:

  1. Why switch to waterborne basecoat paint?

    Working with major paint manufacturers, Manheim designed and implemented the exclusive use of waterborne basecoat painting at its operating locations. By moving from solvent to waterborne paint, Manheim is able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent. Sixteen operating locations have switched to waterborne paint.

    • Manheim Atlanta, Manheim Baltimore-Washington, Manheim Dallas-Fort Worth, Manheim Denver
    • Manheim Georgia, Manheim Minneapolis, Manheim Nashville, Manheim Nevada
    • Manheim New England, Manheim Orlando, Manheim Pennsylvania, Manheim Phoenix
    • Manheim Riverside, Manheim San Diego, Manheim San Francisco Bay and Manheim Southern California

  2. What is paint mix management?

    Manheim has implemented a paint mix management process. The process uses less paint by creating only the amount of paint needed for each vehicle, thereby reducing waste and the release of air pollutants by 10 percent or 36 tons. Because the remaining waste is water-soluble, it is not hazardous.

  3. How is Manheim improving its hazardous waste management?

    Manheim conducts ongoing inspections of its auctions and implements processes for reducing hazardous waste at each location. Through onsite training, Manheim's employees are learning how to handle and dispose of hazardous waste in the most environmentally responsible manner possible, including the recycling of used automotive oil, antifreeze and waste paint solvent.

  4. Why implement water treatment and conservation efforts?

    As a company that details nearly 2.5 million vehicles per year, Manheim pursued an opportunity to significantly reduce water usage at its reconditioning facilities. In September 2007, working with Ashland Water Technologies, Manheim established the Manheim Water Conservation Center at Manheim Pennsylvania. The Water Conservation Center uses a sophisticated four-step wastewater treatment process that enables Manheim Pennsylvania to reduce its daily water demand by 60 percent. In June 2008, Manheim's second Water Conservation Center became operational at Manheim Georgia. This Water Conservation Center also reduces water demand by 60 percent, treating 15,000 gallons of wastewater and producing up to 9,000 gallons of high-quality reusable water daily. Both Water Conservation Centers return treated water to their municipal water treatment systems in a pretreated condition.

    Multiple locations also employ water conserving fixtures such as motion sensor faucets throughout their facilities.

  5. What is Manheim doing around energy management?

    In the fall of 2007, Manheim California partnered with Ice Energy to install eight Ice Bear® off-peak power rooftop air conditioning units. The Ice Bears generate ice at night to help cool the building during the day. The highly efficient system reduces the facility's energy costs by more than 25 percent.

    Manheim conserves energy by focusing on the outdoor lighting systems at many of its operating locations. Operations in Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts and Virginia are using lower wattage exterior lamps with new control systems that allow the sites to either dim the fixtures to 50 percent or perform multi-fixture pole switching. These projects have saved more than 4 million KWh of energy per year.

    Manheim also is conserving energy by using variable frequency drives on air compressors. These drives take advantage of the natural fluctuations in the need for compressed air in the detail and body shop operations. At Manheim Atlanta, a variable frequency drive was installed on a 50-horsepower air compressor, and energy consumption was reduced by one-third.

  6. What is Manheim's alternative energy initiative?

    Manheim is taking advantage of solar energy solutions that capture the sun's radiant energy and convert it directly to electricity. Collectively, Manheim's solar projects prevent more than 970 tons of carbon from entering the environment. Our photovoltaic solar panel installations at Manheim Portland and Manheim New Jersey produce more than 1,375 MWh of energy annually. That's enough energy to power 125 average-size homes. Manheim Portland installed photovoltaic solar panels in February 2010. The 16,500-sq.-ft.-system covers the rooftop of the reconditioning facility and generates nearly 193 MWh of energy. It supplies up to 29 percent of the facility's energy use.

    Manheim New Jersey is home to our largest photovoltaic solar panel installations. A 42,000-sq.-ft. photovoltaic solar panel rooftop system installed on the facility's detail shop produces 136 MWh of electricity annually and generates 15 percent of the detail shop's electricity. The 104,000-sq.-ft. free-standing canopy of photovoltaic solar panels generates 52 percent of the energy consumed in the main auction facility by producing 1,048 MWh of energy annually.

    In addition, Manheim's solar thermal hot water installations at Manheim Phoenix and Manheim Georgia produce nearly 63 MWh of energy annually and supply hot water for their auto detail operations. Consisting of 24 solar thermal collectors and 1,700 gallons of solar hot water storage, Manheim Phoenix's project reduces annual energy costs for water heating and environmental impact by nearly 50 percent. Manheim Georgia's solar thermal hot water installation has 40 solar thermal collectors and 2,000 gallons of solar hot water storage. One of the largest solar thermal hot water installations in Georgia, the system reduces Manheim Georgia's annual energy costs and environmental impact by more than 50 percent.

 

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.