ATLANTA – Manheim has named Fredrick Standfield as senior vice president of its Assurance and Reconditioning group. Standfield will be responsible for creating and executing strategies that build upon Manheim’s leadership in providing reconditioning services that serve the evolving needs of dealers, commercial clients and emerging mobility providers, as well as fuel greater confidence in the wholesale marketplace with unmatched protection solutions.
To support these efforts, Standfield has expanded the group’s leadership team with the selections of Mike McKinney as vice president, Reconditioning; Brett Woods as vice president, Assurance; and Lea Malloy as associate vice president, Mobility and Reconditioning Operations.
“With our focus on digital and mobility, our Assurance and Reconditioning team under Fredrick’s leadership will play a key role in building client confidence, especially as digital transactions grow,” said Grace Huang, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. “And with Fredrick’s extensive reconditioning and operations expertise, he is the ideal selection for this increasingly important part of our business.”
Standfield joined the Cox family of companies in 1994, serving in various roles with Cox Enterprises. In 2001, he joined Manheim’s reconditioning business, holding roles of increasing responsibility that include vice president of Operations Strategy for Manheim’s field operations and vice president of Reconditioning Operations. Most recently, Standfield served as vice president of Assurance where he played a significant role in growing Manheim’s Assurance solutions.
“As the industry continues to develop autonomous vehicles and consumers increase their use of ride-hailing services, these cars will still need a place to park, a refuel or recharge, regular service, technology upgrades, cleaning and more,” Standfield explained. “Our new organizational structure positions Assurance and Reconditioning to successfully meet these innovations as we continue to enable Manheim’s clients to transact in any marketplace with confidence and hassle-free assurance products.”
- Mike McKinney, vice president, Reconditioning, will oversee the merged retail and wholesale reconditioning operations, focused on making Manheim the industry’s premier reconditioning partner. “Mike’s robust operations experience with Manheim, excellent relationships with GMs, and significant industry knowledge make him the ideal person to lead this effort in partnership with our leaders in the field and across the business,” said Standfield.
- Brett Woods, vice president, Assurance, “will support the company’s continued evolution into the digital world by enabling clients to use our products in non-Manheim marketplaces while increasing the quality and reliability of our condition reports, imaging and more to boost client confidence in transacting with Manheim, especially in the digital space,” Standfield explained. Woods’ responsibilities include developing processes and tools to create a transparent, hassle-free experience for clients such as the ever-expanding DealShield assurance solutions, as well as growing the Meridian team to support the remarketing needs of Cox Automotive.
- Lea Malloy, associate vice president, Mobility and Reconditioning Operations, will partner closely with the Mobility business unit to drive strategy, innovation and best practices for Cox Automotive Mobility Services while collaborating with Manheim Reconditioning to enhance operational processes. “With Cox Automotive’s strategic focus on mobility, Lea’s role is critical as the bridge between Cox Mobility and Manheim,” said Standfield.
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Manheim® is North America's leading provider of end-to-end wholesale solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits in their used vehicle operations. Through its physical, mobile and digital sales network, Manheim offers services for inventory management, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. With its omni-channel approach, Manheim Marketplace enables wholesale vehicle clients more efficient ways to connect and transact business how and when they want. Approximately 18,000 team members help Manheim offer 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing nearly $58 billion in value. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com.