To lead an integrated vehicle services strategy that better serves customers and positions the company for future growth, Manheim has appointed Grace Huang as senior vice president of inventory services, a new role within the company. Huang will focus on the operational, revenue-generating organizations within the business and for product management. She will report to Janet Barnard, president of Manheim North America.
“In this ever-changing industry, it’s important to continuously evaluate our business practices to ensure we are aligned to address customer needs and marketplace opportunities,” said Barnard. “Ultimately, this new area of our business is about how we help customers manage their inventory and provide data and insights that enhance their future success.”
Huang previously held the role of vice president, Enterprise Product Planning, for Cox Automotive, leading product strategy, new product development and the Enterprise data hub. In her new position with Manheim, she will leverage her in-depth knowledge of critical business initiatives, as well as her ability to link the value of products and information across Cox Automotive’s diverse portfolio.
She will oversee auction operations, digital services, vehicle solutions and product management, while identifying new innovations that will anticipate customers’ future needs. Her primary focus will be to ensure that dealers can conduct business effectively and efficiently across the wholesale vehicle spectrum, while taking advantage of all that this integrated group offers.
Huang joined Cox Enterprises in 2007 as Director, Business Development for Cox AutoTrader and has since served in several strategic leadership positions with Cox Media Group and Cox Enterprises. Prior to that, she spent ten years in the start-up world and as a consultant, including with the Boston Consulting Group.
Demonstrating Cox values, Huang is a board member of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities and an active member of Open Door Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga. She is a graduate of University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flager Business School and earned a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.