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Manheim Names Joey Hughes General Manager and Vice President of its Marque Pennsylvania Location
Hughes to Lead Largest Wholesale Auto Auction Location in the World

Manheim recently announced the promotion of Joey Hughes, from general manager of Manheim Statesville, North Carolina to General Manager and Vice President of Manheim Pennsylvania. Hughes replaces Julie Picard who was named regional vice president late last year.

“Joey’s long career in the automotive business, beginning as a small dealer in North Carolina, make him a strong fit for a role that requires exceptional skills in cultivating customer relationships and driving performance,” said Mike McKinney, vice president national division. “Joey has been a champion of employee and leader development from day one, and I look forward to seeing the enhancements he’ll bring to our Pennsylvania operations.”

Hughes joined Manheim as a dealer sales representative in 2001, where he quickly advanced to fleet lease manager and assistant general manager before becoming the general manager of Manheim Darlington in 2009. He also served as market VP of the Carolinas and most recently, general manager of Manheim Statesville where he was a champion of employee and leadership development.  He has recently been selected to participate in multiple international collaborations in which Manheim is involved.

In his role as general manager and vice president, Hughes will be responsible for all aspects of auction operations, both internally with a large diverse workforce of some 1,600 full-time and part-time team members, and externally with the largest customer base in the industry. Manheim Pennsylvania registers more than 10,000 vehicles for auction weekly, providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, reconditioning, financing, transportation, and mobile products and solutions.

Hughes will also spearhead Manheim’s conservation and community service initiatives, which are organization-wide values. Manheim Pennsylvania operates the largest state-of-the-art reconditioning center and a water conversation center that reduces its daily water demand by 60 percent.

Hughes is a member of the National Auto Auction Association Standards committee and also serves as treasurer for the Southern Chapter.

About Manheim North America (

Manheim is North America’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace. A full-service inventory solutions company, Manheim helps drive dealer and commercial client success by providing physical, digital and mobile auction channels, data analysis, dealer financing through NextGear Capital, Inc., transportation services through Ready Auto Transport and a host of other products and solutions. With 80 locations across North America, Manheim registers nearly seven million used vehicles annually and facilitates transactions representing nearly $51 billion in value. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim N.A. is owned by Cox Automotive which includes industry leaders such as Kelley Blue Book (®), Autotrader® and Dealertrack®. For more information, visit

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