ATLANTA – David Berkstresser has been named vice president of international operations at Manheim, and Mike McKinney will now serve as regional vice president of the West Region.

In his new role, Berkstresser will help evaluate opportunities in Mexico, including online purchasing, transportation, storage, and electronic payment options to better serve Manheim’s international customers. In addition, he will work with corporate partners in Mexico to evaluate expansion opportunities. Berkstresser will report to Mike Langhorne, senior vice president of international operations.

Berkstresser joined Manheim in 1979 as sales manager at Southwest Auto Auction in Phoenix, Ariz. Since then, he has served in a variety of operations and management positions in the reconditioning, dealer sales, and factory/fleet lease areas of the business. He served as general manager of Arizona Auto Auction before becoming general manager at Southwest Auto Auction. Berkstresser was named to his most recent role of regional vice president of the Southwest Region in 2000.

McKinney will now oversee Manheim’s West Region, including Manheim’s recent investments at the Greater Nevada Auto Auction location in Las Vegas. He brings extensive knowledge of Manheim and of the remarketing industry with him to this new role. McKinney will report to Mike Broe, senior vice president of operations.

McKinney joined Manheim in 1993 and has served in a variety of operations and sales management positions, including regional vice president of operations for the Southwest Region. McKinney most recently served as vice president of account management. In that role, he was responsible for focusing on the dealer and commercial account management efforts. He led Manheim’s efforts on improving the marketplace for dealers at Manheim operating locations, which resulted in double-digit sales percentage increases.