Manheim has promoted four of its associates to general manager and expanded the roles of another, the auction company has announced.
Dana Lowenthal, Maxine Mane, and Tom Rastelli have been promoted to general manager of Manheim Central Florida, Manheim New England, and Manheim Portland respectively. The promotions are effective immediately.
Lowenthal began her career with Cox in 2008 at Cox Newspapers before transitioning to the technology and digital space at Manheim. She then held roles of increasing responsibility before becoming assistant general manager of Manheim Palm Beach in 2015. Most recently, she was the auction manager at Manheim Central Florida before her promotion to general manager this summer.
Lowenthal is a co-founder of the Women with Drive employee resource group at Cox Automotive. She also held roles on the Manheim Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a member of the Women in Technology Board of Directors in Atlanta.
Mane joined Manheim in 2012 as the promotions manager for several operating locations in Florida before being elevated to dealer services manager for Manheim Palm Beach in 2014. Most recently, she served as assistant general manager for Manheim Dallas overseeing the front office, arbitration, call center, client experience, and marketing and promotions teams and was instrumental in increasing dealer sales last year.
Rastelli joined Manheim in 2014 as a field sales manager in the Northeast and has shown a passion for developing others, leading teams, and driving results. Previously, as assistant general manager for Manheim Phoenix, Rastelli was instrumental in growing dealer volume year over year and surpassing vehicle volume benchmarks in 2018.
"The deep roster of talent we have in the field was essential to us being able to quickly fill these general manager roles from within," said Patrick Brennan, Manheim's senior vice president of marketplace. "I am proud of our tremendous team and excited about how these leaders will serve our clients."
Manheim has also expanded the roles of Mike Cesta and Emily Decker. Decker will become a general manager in 2019.
Cesta, general manager of Manheim Chicago, has assumed the additional responsibility of general management for Manheim Arena in Illinois. Cesta joined Manheim in 1998. His leadership highlights include establishing the retail reconditioning operations at Manheim Chicago in 2016 and engaging team members to nearly double Manheim Chicago’s financial performance.
Decker, general manager of Manheim Indianapolis, will take on general management for Manheim Cincinnati in 2019 upon the retirement of Anita Jamison, the current general manager. Decker joined Manheim in 1997. Under her team leadership approach, Manheim Indianapolis has generated notable growth and been recognized as one of Indiana’s top places to work for three consecutive years.