Manheim announced that Julie Picard, market vice president of Manheim’s Pacific Market has been named general manager and vice president of Manheim Pennsylvania. Picard replaces Tim Van Dam who was named market vice president of Manheim’s Northeast Market earlier this year. Picard reports to Van Dam and began her role on Jan. 1, 2014. 

“Julie’s remarketing expertise and business skills, coupled with a record of delivering results in various leadership roles at Manheim made her the right fit for this key role,” Van Dam said. “Her experience in running various auction locations, building diverse customer relationships and challenging her teams to continuously excel, positions her to effectively lead our premier auction operation into the future.”  

In her role as general manager and vice president, Picard will be responsible for all aspects of auction operations, both internally with a large diverse workforce and externally with the largest customer base in the industry. In addition, she will spearhead conservation and community service initiatives, which are organization-wide values. Manheim Pennsylvania operates the largest state-of-the-art reconditioning center and a water conservation center that reduces its daily water demand by 60 percent. 

In addition to being a dedicated business professional, Picard is also a committed industry leader.  Most recently, she was honored as one of Auto Remarketing’s “2013 Women in Remarketing,” and was also the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Laurie Dobberphul Top Achiever Award, presented by GE Remarketing. Both awards spotlight women who continuously make a difference and are passionate about the automobile industry.