Manheim has announced a new VP and general manager for its third-largest auction location; a general manager for its newly-created Mid-Atlantic Market Center, and the promotion of three leaders into auction manager positions in Florida and New York, according to the company.
John Eriksen was promoted to VP and general manager of Manheim New Jersey, and transitions into the new role following the retirement of Pete Sauber, Manheim said.
Eriksen joined Manheim in 2007 and has held multiple roles with the company, most recently, he served as general manager of Manheim Baltimore-Washington. Manheim New Jersey has 22 physical and digital lanes and a 70,000-square-foot distribution center.
Craig Amelung has been promoted to general manager of the newly-created Mid-Atlantic Market Center that includes Manheim Baltimore-Washington, Manheim Fredericksburg and Manheim Harrisonburg, following the retirement of Manheim Harrisonburg GM Karl Kiracofe, according to Manheim.
Amelung has a nearly 30-year career with Manheim, including serving as a general manager for Manheim Virginia and Manheim Fredericksburg.
Manheim also announced the promotion of three auction managers, who will be responsible for driving team performance and business results while supporting Manheim’s Market Center operations.
Lauren Sokolowski was promoted to auction manager at Manheim Albany, reporting to Manheim New York GM Jesse Nelson. She previously served as the location’s office manager and dealer services and commercial account manager before being promoted to assistant GM in 2017.
Roger Teate was named auction manager at Manheim St. Pete, reporting to Manheim Tampa Market Center GM Todd Janego. His 30-plus-year career includes nine years with NextGear Capital, Manheim said.
Toni Williams was promoted to auction manager at Manheim Central Florida, reporting to Manheim Orlando-Central Florida Market Center VP and GM JD Daniels. She is a 16-year veteran of Manheim whose career has included assistant GM at Manheim Jacksonville and GM at Manheim Daytona Beach and Manheim Jacksonville.
“Manheim is tapping the broad knowledge and experience of this talented team of leaders to help position our company for future success,” said Patrick Brennan, senior vice president, Marketplace. “We are confident they will bring tremendous value to our client relationships, team members and the communities we serve.”