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Manheim Bids Farewell to Nick Peluso After a Distinguished 30-Year Career
An industry icon recognized for his bold vision, technological innovation and dynamic leadership

ATLANTA, Aug 29, 2019 – Manheim today announced that Nick Peluso, president of Manheim Digital, will retire from the company on December 31. It marks the close of a remarkable career in the automotive industry that has spanned three decades, including strategic leadership positions in sales, marketing, vehicle portfolio management, and most recently, at Manheim Digital.

“Nick has been a true visionary who used his wisdom and experience to move Manheim and the industry forward over the past 30 years,” said Grace Huang, president of Manheim. “Throughout his career, he was not only instrumental in creating impactful brands such as RMS Automotive and Manheim Express, he also helped to mentor and develop the next generation of bold leaders – this will be his lasting legacy.”

Peluso began his automotive career in 1988 as a western regional sales rep and was later promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at ADT Automotive. Manheim acquired the company in 2000 and named Peluso president of Remarketing Solutions. He was later appointed senior vice president, customer management responsible for overseeing the company’s sales, marketing and pricing functions. In 2014, set apart by his strong marketing and relationship-building skills, Manheim named Peluso president of RMS Automotive, one of the first global remarketing companies to offer clients greater visibility into their vehicle portfolio lifecycle through intelligent remarketing and advanced data, helping them make faster and smarter decisions.

As president of Manheim Digital since 2017, Peluso led the creation and deployment of the first omni-channel experience for Manheim, bringing together key digital channels such as, Simulcast and Online Vehicle Exchange (OVE) into one integrated destination for buyers and sellers. Through his highly collaborative approach with clients and employees, he was instrumental in developing Manheim Express, a mobile app for dealers that allows them to list and sell inventory 24/7 right from their lots. In just one year, Manheim Express has been downloaded by nearly 60,000 dealers, and more than 370,000 vehicles have been scanned through the app.

“While Nick has been a mainstay of the traditional auction industry for decades, his ability to visualize the future while navigating through unchartered waters is something that will inspire us for years to come,” said Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz. “Cox Automotive has been so very fortunate to have Nick as a member of our family, and I look forward to following him as he transitions to his next chapter.”  

Throughout his inspiring career, Peluso served the remarketing industry by participating in and speaking at key events such as the Conference of Automotive Remarketing, the National Automotive Dealer Association convention, the National Remarketing Conference, as well as IARA and NAAA. In 2019, Peluso received the Bobit Industry Icon Award from the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) and the International Automotive Remarketers Association (IARA) in recognition of his bold vision, technological innovation and dynamic leadership. 

“I’ve been so incredibly fortunate to work with such terrific people throughout my career – they’ve truly made my journey inspiring and memorable,” said Peluso. “And, while I’m retiring from Cox Automotive, I’m not thinking of this as the end of my career, but rather the beginning of my next journey.”

Peluso’s expertise and passion for the industry will continue to influence the industry for years to come. 
In the meantime, Peluso plans to spend more time golfing, traveling and enjoying being a grandparent alongside his wife Jessie.

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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 17,000 team members help Manheim offer 7 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing nearly $61 billion in value. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit

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