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Three Seasoned Leaders Named Manheim General Manager
Dave Rathjens, Greg Milam and Martin Sandoval earn elevated roles in their regions
Manheim has a strong track record of developing our team members into leaders, and we’re fortunate to have these pros as new general managers, said Julie Picard, regional vice president, National West at Manheim.

ATLANTA – Manheim continues its commitment to excellence in the vehicle remarketing industry with the promotion of three experienced leaders to General Manager roles: Dave Rathjens at Manheim Lakeland, Greg Milam at Manheim Seattle and Martin Sandoval at Manheim Central California.

“Manheim has a strong track record of developing our team members into leaders, and we’re fortunate to have these pros as new general managers,” said Julie Picard, regional vice president, National West at Manheim. “Dave, Greg and Martin have shown a deep commitment to serving our clients, and we are confident that they will enhance the ways their locations help our clients become more profitable.”

Dave Rathjens, Manheim Lakeland: Rathjens began his career at Manheim in 1999 as an Inspections Manager, and most recently, he was assistant general manager at Manheim Tampa. Through the years, he has held various roles at Manheim Ohio and Manheim Kansas City including vehicle entry manager, body shop manager, repo/lease manager, recon manager and operations manager. Prior to joining Manheim, Rathjens spent 10 years in the U.S. Army, with the majority of his time as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He attended Drake and Ashford Universities where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management. He has also participated in various Manheim leadership programs.

Greg Milam, Manheim Seattle: Milam has held several Cox Automotive leadership roles for the past 18 years. Most recently, he was director of Mobile Auction Sales and Operations, where he leveraged his strength in client relationships and operations to grow mobile sales volume by 16 percent year-over-year. He started his career with Cox Automotive in finance and has since held various roles with the organization such as district manager for Dent Wizard, project manager for Manheim China, director for Manheim Exporttrader.com and assistant general manager for Manheim Atlanta. Greg earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University. 

Martin Sandoval, Manheim Central California: Sandoval joined Cox Automotive in 2013. He was most recently a regional account executive for NextGear Capital, and prior to that, he was vice president of operations and director of auto finance at Zinc Financial. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership roles in financial services, sales operations and automotive manufacturing. In his new role, Sandoval will empower his team to provide responsive solutions that connect clients with Manheim’s integrated suite of products and services. Sandoval earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration from California Southern University.

“Their significant automotive experience, leadership skills and knowledge will be of great value to our clients and team members,” added Tim Janego, regional vice president, Local East at Manheim. “We’re looking forward to the results they will drive at their locations.”

About Manheim North America (www.manheim.com)

Manheim® is North America’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers to the largest wholesale used vehicle marketplace and most extensive auction network. Through 127 traditional and mobile auction sites and diverse digital channels, the company helps dealer and commercial clients achieve business results by providing innovative end-to-end inventory solutions. Approximately 18,000 employees enable Manheim to register about 8 million used vehicles per year, facilitate transactions representing nearly $57 billion in value and generate annual revenues of $3 billion. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce 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 33,000 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.

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For further information: Julie Zorn Shipp Manager, Public Relations 404-558-7837 julie.shipp@coxautoinc.com

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