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Manheim Taps Two Leaders for New Roles
Company leverages seasoned talent for Auction and Reconditioning Operations

ATLANTA – February 6, 2023 – Guided by a strategy to promote talent from within, Manheim announced a new general manager in Florida and new associate vice president of Reconditioning Operations.

Catherine Woodall was promoted to general manager at Manheim Lakeland and joins the leadership team of the Tampa Market Center. A 22-year Cox veteran and experienced IT and finance professional, Woodall spent the first 13 years of her career with Cox Enterprises in roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, she served as assistant vice president of Reconditioning Operations for Manheim’s East and Southeast Region, demonstrating cross functional leadership focused on strategy, innovation and best practices for Cox Automotive’s Inventory Solutions Reconditioning business.

With Woodall’s new role, Chris Karwoski was promoted to assistant vice president of Reconditioning Operations for the East and Southeast Region where he will focus on supporting clients and operating locations, enhancing reconditioning processes and developing his team. Karwoski has nearly 10 years of experience with Cox Automotive, beginning in sales before transitioning to operations as assistant general manager at Manheim Statesville where he oversaw recon operations. He brings a keen ability to balance the needs of the recon shops and clients while strengthening partnerships.

“With 2023 expected to be another unpredictable year for the industry and wholesale space, clients and team members will continue to look to strong leaders like Catherine and Chris to help navigate their businesses and the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Patrick Brennan, SVP, Marketplace.

 About Manheim
Manheim® is the nation’s leading provider of end-to-end wholesale vehicle solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits and efficiencies in their used vehicle operations. Through its physical, mobile and digital sales network, Manheim offers services for decisioning, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. Operating the largest vehicle wholesale marketplace, Manheim provides clients with choices to connect and transact business how and when they want. With nearly 8 million used vehicles offered annually, Manheim team members help the company facilitate transactions representing nearly $80 billion in value. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit

About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive is the world’s largest automotive services and technology provider. Fueled by the largest breadth of first-party data fed by 2.3 billion online interactions a year, Cox Automotive tailors leading solutions for car shoppers, automakers, dealers, retailers, lenders and fleet owners. The company has 25,000+ employees on five continents and a family of trusted brands that includes Autotrader®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital™ and vAuto®. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with $21 billion in revenue. Visit or connect via @CoxAutomotive on Twitter, CoxAutoInc on Facebook or Cox-Automotive-Inc on LinkedIn.