ATLANTA – As part of the company’s efforts to identify the best talent to achieve its long-term strategic goals, Manheim has announced the selection of two new leaders, according to the company. Tina Novoa was named general manager of Manheim San Francisco Bay and Jay Waterman was named general manager of Manheim Albany. Both will assume their new roles by the end of this month.
“I am very excited about the addition of Tina to our Pacific Market team. We are looking forward to capitalizing on all of the great opportunities we have at Manheim’s San Francisco Bay location,” said Julie Picard, market vice president of the Pacific Market. “Tina’s customer-focused approach is sure to make an immediate positive impact for our customers and employees!”
Novoa joins Manheim from her most recent position at Nissan North America as dealer operations manager. Prior to Nissan, she held positions of increasing responsibility with Wells Fargo Bank, Volkswagen Credit, Inc., and GE Capital Fleet Services. She has a proven record in achieving sales goals, maintaining strong relationships with key dealers and leading successful teams. Novoa is a graduate of the University of La Verne in Athens, Greece, and she also holds a master of business administration degree from California State University in Hayward, Calif.
Waterman has been named general manager of Manheim Albany. He was promoted from assistant general manager at this location and will assume full responsibility for all business operations at Manheim Albany.
“Jay brings many years of operational and management experience to his new position. This experience, coupled with his keen relationship building skills, will be huge assets for our employees and our customers,” said Jerry Tassone, market vice president of the Northeast Market. “I am confident that Jay brings all the skills needed to ensure the highest level of customer service and employee engagement.”
Waterman began his career at Manheim in 1989 at Manheim Albany, where he held positions of increasing responsibility. Since 1999, he served as assistant general manager, where he implemented new processes and procedures throughout the organization and created a strong, profitable internal operations infrastructure at that location. Waterman has worked in the auction and automotive industries for more than 23 years.