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Manheim And Autotrader Group Announce Key Leadership Changes In Human Resources And Field Operations

Moves Designed To Leverage Combined Talent, Create Best-in-Class Workforce

ATLANTA – To further build and strengthen its leadership team and role in the industry, Manheim andAutoTrader Group announced that Andrea Kane has been appointed chief people officer at Manheim and AutoTrader Group. Rock Anderson, Manheim’s former chief people officer, has been named regional vice president of the west region. Both appointments became effective Nov. 1, 2013.

Kane previously served as SVP of human resources for the AutoTrader Group, where she led the company’s human resource functions including training and leadership development, organization effectiveness, human resources management, talent acquisition, and employee communications. She has more than 25 years of human resources experience, including 15 years serving as the head of human resources at global companies including Belkin, ADT Securities Inc., and CNBC. Her expertise extends to talent management, recruiting, employee relations, organization and leadership effectiveness, and change management.

The AutoTrader Group HR team was a recipient of the 2013 SHRM-Atlanta Pegasus Award for excellence in HR that recognizes HR leaders and teams for their vision, entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, inspirational leadership and dedication.

“These changes leverage the collective leadership talent within both businesses, as well as further strengthen our efforts to build a best-in-class workforce serving the auto industry,” said SandySchwartz, president of Manheim and AutoTrader Group. “Andrea’s experience leading all of AutoTrader Group’s human resource functions and deep expertise in the HR profession make her a terrific fit for this key role. Having her in this role also allows us to use Rock’s unique understanding of the employee culture and business to lead Manheim’s 32 operating locations in the West.”

In his new role, Anderson takes over business and operational leadership of markets located in the western half of the U.S. He has played a key role previously in strengthening and engaging Manheim’s employees in new and better ways to drive innovation and serve customers. His strategic leadership has resulted in many human resources accomplishments, including recognition from the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Human Resources and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Prior to joining Manheim, Rock held leadership positions with leading large companies including Siemens, Wachovia Bank and INROADS Inc. Affiliated with numerous academic, professional and community organizations, Anderson was recently named one of the Atlanta Business League’s "Men of Influence" for 2013.



About Manheim (

Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace. The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions.

Manheim pioneered in-lane vehicle auctions and has been an innovator in both digital and mobile auction platforms. Manheim registers nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value. Manheim’s research and consulting arm, Manheim Consulting, provides industry-leading market intelligence and publishes the widely recognized annual Used Car Market Report. The company offers dealer financing though NextGear Capital, Inc., and transportation services through Ready Auto Transport.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 107 worldwide sites and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion. A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program.

About AutoTrader Group (

AutoTrader Group operates the largest digital automotive marketplace in the U.S. and is a leading provider of software solutions to automotive dealers throughout the nation. AutoTrader Group’s mission is to dramatically improve the way people buy and sell new and used cars. Through its and Kelley Blue Book websites, AutoTrader Group offers consumers empowering tools, content and information that increase their confidence in the car buying process. In addition, through its Software Solutions business, AutoTrader Group helps dealers source, appraise, manage, price and market their inventory, and helps them manage their consumer relationships. AutoTrader Group is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.


NAAA Posted 11/7/2013