Manheim has promoted Joey Hughes to general manager and vice president of Manheim Pennsylvania from general manager of Manheim Statesville, North Carolina. Hughes replaces Julie Picard who was named regional vice president late last year.

Hughes joined Manheim as a dealer sales representative in 2001, where he quickly advanced to fleet lease manager and assistant general manager before becoming the general manager of Manheim Darlington in 2009. He also served as market VP of the Carolinas and most recently, general manager of Manheim Statesville where he helped advance employee and leadership development. He was recently selected to participate in multiple international collaborations in which Manheim is involved.

In his role as general manager and vice president, Hughes will be responsible for all aspects of auction operations, both internally with a large diverse workforce of some 1,600 full-time and part-time team members, and externally with the largest customer base in the industry. Manheim Pennsylvania registers more than 10,000 vehicles for auction weekly, providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, reconditioning, financing, transportation, and mobile products and solutions.

Hughes will also spearhead Manheim’s conservation and community service initiatives, which are organization-wide values. Manheim Pennsylvania operates the largest state-of-the-art reconditioning center and a water conversation center that reduces its daily water demand by 60%.

Hughes is a member of the National Auto Auction Association Standards committee and also serves as treasurer for the Southern Chapter.