As part of its continuing focus on developing talent and improving its customer experience, Manheim has named Craig Amelung as general manager at Manheim Fredericksburg, Mike Browning as general manager for Manheim San Antonio, and has promoted Brian Walker to auction manager at Manheim El Paso.
“It is always exciting to promote great talent, which is a key part of motivating employee teams and delivering a great experience for customers,” said Mike McKinney, RVP, East Region Operations. “These three dynamic leaders, all with a long history with Manheim, will use their expertise and experiences to deliver solutions that help our customers succeed.”
“These gentlemen are a true testament to Manheim’s goal to put the right leaders in place to drive business growth and expand our customer base,” said Rock Anderson, RVP, West Region Operations. “Our customers will benefit from the leadership and industry knowledge and insights these individuals provide.”
A veteran of more than 25 years in the auto remarketing industry, Amelung assumed his new role earlier this month. He returned to the field after four years at Manheim’s corporate office in Atlanta as Manheim Fredericksburg’s assistant general manager in June 2013.
In 2011, Amelung was promoted to senior director of operations support, and was responsible for managing the company’s support and training efforts for all field operations departments at all Manheim’s North American operating locations. Amelung became Manheim’s director of best practices in 2009, and led the company’s efforts toward standardizing processes and procedures throughout the country.
Amelung joined Manheim Virginia (Greenfield, Va.) as general manager in 2004. He was named assistant general manager at Manheim Fredericksburg in 2002 after serving in various roles at Manheim Baltimore/Washington from 1993-2002.
A 24-year veteran of the automotive industry, Browning has served as general manager at Manheim Mississippi since 2007. He will transition to his new role over the next few weeks. Browning currently serves as vice president of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA).
Browning joined the company in 2003 as general manager at Manheim New Orleans. At Manheim New Orleans, Browning spearheaded the charge to rebuild a strong customer base, resulting in a 200 percent increase in revenue.
Since joining Manheim 11 years ago, Browning has focused on reaching financial goals and building engaging relationships with both employees and customers. He has identified partnerships that are impactful locally and nationally. Browning spent 13 years in the retail side of the business, and has been a member of the National Independent Auction Dealers Association and other regional independent auction associations before joining Manheim.
Walker, who joined Manheim in 2008 in the commercial department, has been promoted to auction manager for Manheim El Paso. Walker began his new role on March 17.
In January 2014, Walker and his team received the honor as overall highest performance for 2013 at the company’s national sales meeting. Manheim El Paso was also named 2013 Capital One Auction of the Year for the Southwest Region.