“Under Jim’s guidance, clients will continue to experience new and better ways to move and sell their vehicles faster while realizing added cost savings.” - Grace Huang, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions
ATLANTA - Cox Automotive names Jim Williams to senior vice president of Logistics for Inventory Solutions. He will transition into the leadership role held previously by Patrick Brennan who was promoted to senior vice president of Inventory Solutions’ Marketplace. As of March 1, Williams will report to Grace Huang, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions, and soon relocate to Gilbert, Arizona to oversee Manheim’s Ready Logistics and Central Dispatch.
“Jim’s proven track record of leading operations and teams through change will be invaluable as we launch enhanced systems and tools to improve efficiencies for Logistics’ clients and team members,” said Grace Huang, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. “Under Jim’s guidance, clients will continue to experience new and better ways to move and sell their vehicles faster while realizing added cost savings.”
Williams joined Manheim, a Cox Automotive brand, in 2014 as vice president of Operations Support. For the past four years, he directed teams to successfully prepare for and implement widespread, complex system and process changes. Before that, he was responsible for strategic development with Premium Retail Services and held several senior sales and operations positions with Best Buy.
“I have spent my career developing people, building operating models and executing strategy at the highest level,” said Williams. “I’m prepared and eager to help our Logistics team deliver the most efficient and reliable transportation services while delivering an unmatched client experience.”
Giving back to the community, Williams serves as a trustee on the board of directors for Cookies for Kids Cancer, supporting its efforts to help eradicate pediatric cancer. Previously, he attended State University of New York at Stony Brook and is currently working toward a degree in Organizational Leadership from Penn State University.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, financial, retail and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 34,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.