ATLANTA — Manheim announced the promotion of three experienced leaders to general manager roles: Dave Rathjens at Manheim Lakeland, Greg Milam at Manheim Seattle and Martin Sandoval at Manheim Central California.
“Manheim has a strong track record of developing our team members into leaders, and we’re fortunate to have these pros as new general managers,” said Julie Picard, regional vice president, national West, at Manheim. “Dave, Greg and Martin have shown a deep commitment to serving our clients, and we are confident that they will enhance the ways their locations help our clients become more profitable.”
Rathjens began his career at Manheim in 1999 as an inspections manager. He most recently served as assistant general manager at Manheim Tampa. Through the years, he has held various roles at Manheim Ohio and Manheim Kansas City including vehicle entry manager, body shop manager, repo/lease manager, recon manager and operations manager.
Milam has held several Cox Automotive leadership roles for the past 18 years. He started his career with the company’s finance division and has since held various roles with the organization. Most recently, he was director of Mobile Auction Sales and Operations, where he leveraged his strength in client relationships and operations to grow mobile sales volume by 16% year-over-year.
Sandoval joined Cox Automotive in 2013. He was most recently a regional account executive for NextGear Capital, and prior to that, he was vice president of operations and director of auto finance at Zinc Financial. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership roles in financial services, sales operations and automotive manufacturing.
“Their significant automotive experience, leadership skills and knowledge will be of great value to our clients and team members,” added Tim Janego, regional vice president, Local East at Manheim. “We’re looking forward to the results they will drive at their locations.”