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Manheim Names Four New General Managers

Veteran leaders with a combined 60 years at Manheim show the company’s commitment to fostering growth and experience to achieve success for its clients and teams

ATLANTA – April 2, 2024 – Tapping its bench strength of proven talent, Manheim has named four new general managers for its operating locations in Omaha, Houston, Nashville and Philadelphia. These leaders represent six decades of combined experience working closely with Manheim’s clients and teams to achieve mutual success.

“Manheim is fortunate to have strong leadership talent with deep knowledge and experience of our evolving industry and what our clients need to be successful,” said Alan Lang, senior vice president, Physical Services and Auctions at Cox Automotive. “Their career advancements are great examples of how our company grows and develops leaders within our organization.”

  • Lincoln Hansen has been promoted to general manager of Manheim Omaha. Hansen began his career at Manheim Detroit as a vehicle entry manager before rising to senior recon manager overseeing Retail Reconditioning. In 2018, he assumed the role of assistant general manager at Manheim Orlando and Manheim Central Florida where his responsibilities ranged from arbitration and operations to reconditioning. Since 2023, Hansen has served as assistant general manager of Manheim Phoenix overseeing dealer services and commercial accounts.
  • Nick Hanson has been promoted to general manager of Manheim Houston. – Hanson began his Manheim career in lot operations in 2005 and has advanced to various roles spanning nearly two decades including lot supervisor, senior operations manager and, most recently, assistant general manager of operations in the Dallas Market Center. He has been integral in the development of several applications and committees created by the Operational Excellence teams including EV safety training and battery testing and recently was recognized as their first Flow Master, a designation of mastery in key capabilities such as creating and leading continuous improvement efforts.  
  • Steve Robinson has been named general manager of Manheim Nashville. Starting as a driver at Manheim Atlanta over 25 years ago, Robinson’s career has advanced to leadership positions that include assistant general manager at Manheim Harrisonburg and Manheim Statesville, and regional sales director for Manheim’s Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. Most recently, he served as general manager of Manheim Omaha and Manheim Iowa. Robinson replaces Sam Chaple who retired earlier this year.
  • Jennifer Woodson has been promoted to general manager of Manheim Philadelphia. With a 15-year career in automotive remarketing, Woodson joined Manheim in 2016 as front office supervisor for the opening of Manheim Cleveland. Shortly thereafter, she was named office manager, and then promoted in 2020 to senior client services manager to support the opening of Manheim Rochester. Most recently, she served as the assistant general manager of the Pittsburg Market Center that includes the Cleveland and Rochester locations. Woodson replaces Charlie Pollina who announced his retirement earlier this year.

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, auto manufacturers, dealers, lenders and fleets. The company has 29,000+ employees on five continents and a portfolio of industry-leading brands that include Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, vAuto®, Dealertrack®, NextGear Capital™, CentralDispatch® and FleetNet America®. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with $22 billion in annual revenue. Visit or connect via @CoxAutomotive on X, CoxAutoInc  on Facebook or Cox-Automotive-Inc on LinkedIn. 

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