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Manheim Expands Its Product Development Leadership Team

Company Strengthens Its Product Expertise to Further Drive
Business Results for Customers

ATLANTA – Continuing its commitment to develop industry-leading products that drive business results for customers, Manheim has expanded its product development leadership team with new members. Ensuring the right products are delivered to the right people at the right time, the new additions to the team have solid expertise in product development, strategy, deployment and portfolio management.
“Our four new team members are terrific additions to Manheim, bringing great talent, subject-matter expertise and a diverse array of professional experiences to our product development efforts,” said Joe George, senior vice president of product development.

The new team members include:

Tony Markese, vice president of marketplace and affiliate management, has a wealth of auction location experience, having previously served as general manager of Manheim Central Florida for several years. In his new role, Markese will collaborate with industry partners to increase customer access to Manheim’s marketplace.

Bonnie Hensler, vice president of product operations, brings to Manheim a strong product marketing background with experience in product launches, messaging and segmentation. Hensler will be responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive product operations strategies.

Kris Hart, vice president of product strategy, has extensive experience in the service and gaming industries, previously working for Harrah’s Entertainment, the well-known casino and gaming company. In Hart’s new role, she is responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to evolve and expand Manheim’s product roadmap.

Krista Marlatt, senior director of product portfolio management, specializes in evaluating products to ensure they align with customers’ needs. Previously working for Manheim’s sister company, AutoTrader.com, Marlatt will be responsible for analyzing product families to make sure they reinforce Manheim’s commitment to enable customers to conduct business anytime, anywhere and in any way they choose.

“This is a very exciting time for us as customers are increasingly turning to Manheim’s marketplace to conduct business,” added George. “We’ve just launched an array of digital products including myMobileListing, a mobile grounding tool for Nissan, enhancements to Simulcast, and there is much more to come. This new leadership team will be instrumental in extending Manheim’s robust digital portfolio, while managing our extensive in-lane product offerings.”

About Manheim (www.manheim.com)

Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Through its 106 worldwide wholesale operating locations and digital services, Manheim influences every stage of a used vehicle’s life cycle, helping commercial sellers and automobile dealers maximize the full value of their vehicles. Drawing from its auction transaction volume, Manheim Consulting publishes the annual Used Car Market Report, the definitive source of data for the used car industry. Manheim Consulting offers a wide range of services including custom analytics, business optimization and macro economic analysis.

Manheim is the online vehicle remarketing leader, connecting buyers and sellers to the world’s largest, most comprehensive wholesale marketplace through its extensive in-lane and digital offerings. Manheim.com receives nearly 900,000 visits each week.

Additionally, Manheim offers services including reconditioning, certification, inspections, dealer financing, title management and marshaling, among others. Through its wide array of services and technologies, industry publications, customer support and educational offerings, Manheim gives its customers maximum control over how they buy and sell vehicles, helping them to conduct business in the most efficient way possible. Worldwide, the company handles nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions worth more than $50 billion in value.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.

NAAA Posted 11/14/2012