ATLANTA — Berta Phelps, vice president of best practices for Manheim, has been named one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News. Phelps and her co-honorees were featured in a special Sept. 26 issue of the publication and honored at a gala dinner in Detroit.

Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry recognizes women who are leaders in the automotive field – those who make major decisions and have significant influence at their companies.

“Manheim is proud of Berta Phelps and her leadership and accomplishments,” said Dean Eisner, president and CEO of Manheim. “She is well-deserving of this award, and we applaud her dedication to the automotive industry.”

Phelps, who joined Manheim in 1970, oversees the development of innovative programs that are implemented at auctions to enhance customer satisfaction. She is also responsible for the professional development training classes for auction employees. Manheim’s Best Practices Division has initiated important innovations in the industry, including the Auction Access kiosk program and a five-minute vehicle registration guarantee. Phelps is affiliated with numerous industry organizations.