<p><em>(l to r) Cook, Williams, and Nelson.</em></p>

Manheim has promoted three leaders to general manager positions as part of its continuing efforts to develop talent and execute on its business objectives, the company announced.

Kevin Cook of Manheim North Carolina, Jesse Nelson of Manheim New York, and Bonnie Williams of Manheim South Houston assumed their new roles May 2.

“These new general managers know the ins-and-outs of the dealer business, after serving in progressive Manheim positions for at least a decade,” said Mark Ford, RVP of Manheim Southeast. “As industry leaders, they are prepared to bring fresh, creative solutions to their clients.”

Cook joined Manheim in 2000 as a controller at Manheim Nashville. He worked in a number of roles including assistant general manager and market reconditioning manager.

Nelson began his career with Manheim Tucson as the arbitration manager in 2003. From this position he joined the sales team of OVE and quickly found his niche working with clients to take their wholesale strategy online.

Williams joined Manheim in 1990 as a bookkeeper for Manheim Metro Dallas. She progressed to the role of general manager in 1999 and led the location until its consolidation in 2011.

“The general manager role at Manheim is critical to building relationships with dealers and identifying strategies that increase their speed to market and profitability,” said Matt Trapp, RVP of Mannheim Northeast. “With the addition of Kevin, Jesse and Bonnie, we’ve rounded out our powerful team and are ready to take market operations to the next level.”