Manheim has named John Eriksen general manager of Manheim Baltimore-Washington to focus on serving clients and improving auction experience.

Eriksen is transfering from Manheim Orlando where he served as assistant GM for two years, according to the company.

"John’s background and well-rounded perspective will be a valuable asset to our team,” said Matt Trapp, Manheim regional vice president, Northeast. “His intimate knowledge of our clients, and overall leadership qualities, marries well with our priorities and goals as an organization.”

Eriksen joined Manheim in 2007 as a sales representative at Manheim Orlando and continued in various leadership roles within the organization. He returns to the Virginia/Maryland area, where he previously lived while working at Manheim as general sales manager for the mid-Atlantic region.

"During the time I worked in the mid-Atlantic region, I gained a great perspective of the diversity of our clients and the tremendous potential Manheim has to help dealer business grow in this area," said Eriksen. "It is good to return to the Baltimore area and call it home once again."