PETER Bell has joined Manheim, the remarketing services division of Cox Automotive, as its new managing director.
Bell joins Manheim from Jaguar Land Rover where he held the role of global financial services director.
Prior to this, he was chief operating officer at Volkswagen Financial Services.
Michael Buxton, CEO, Cox Automotive, said: ‘Peter is an accomplished business leader, with extensive operational, commercial and customer delivery experience in the financial services and automotive sectors.
‘He is a very strong addition to the Cox Automotive leadership team and I am confident that he is the right person to lead Manheim through its next phase of growth and development.’
Manheim has 16 auction centres across the country and operates both physical and online auctions.
It also offers a range of upstream remarketing solutions including reconditioning through its Vehicle Solutions business, logistics and transportation via Movex and a full inspect and collect service.
Bell said: ‘It is a great time to be joining Manheim.
‘My focus will be on helping our customers to grow their businesses using Manheim’s comprehensive offering, as it is the only remarketing business in the UK that offers complete end-to-end value creating solutions and is uniquely placed to offer its customers a forward-thinking remarketing service.’
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