Manheim has new leaders for four of its auctions.

Cox Automotive’s auction arm has named general managers for its operating locations in Omaha, Houston, Nashville and Philadelphia, with six decades of combined experience working with Manheim clients and teams.

Lincoln Hansen has been promoted to GM of Manheim Omaha, having served for the past year as assistant GM of Manheim Phoenix, overseeing dealer services and commercial accounts. He began his career as a vehicle entry manager for Manheim Detroit, rising to senior recon manager overseeing retail reconditioning before moving on to become assistant GM for Manheim Orlando and Manheim Central Florida, with responsibilities ranging from arbitration and operations to reconditioning.

Nick Hanson is Manheim Houston’s new GM, moving up from assistant GM of operations in the Dallas Market Center. Cox Automotive said the 19-year Manheim veteran has been integral in the development of initiatives created by the operational excellence teams, including electric vehicle safety training and battery testing. He was recently recognized as the first flow master, recognizing his mastery in capabilities such as creating and leading continuous improvement efforts.

Steve Robinson, the new GM of Manheim Nashville, started as a driver for Manheim Atlanta more than 25 years ago and has served in multiple roles at various auctions and as regional sales director for Manheim’s Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. Most recently, he was GM of Manheim Omaha and Manheim Iowa. Robinson replaces Sam Chaple, who retired this year.

Jennifer Woodson, who takes the GM reins for Manheim Philadelphia, has 15 years of experience in automotive remarketing, most recently as assistant general manager of the Pittsburgh Market Center, which includes the Cleveland and Rochester locations. She joined Manheim in 2016 as front office supervisor Manheim Cleveland, earning promotions to office manager and senior client services manager to support the opening of Manheim Rochester. Woodson replaces Charlie Pollina, who announced his retirement this year.

“Manheim is fortunate to have strong leadership talent with deep knowledge and experience of our evolving industry and what our clients need to be successful,” said Alan Lang, Cox Automotive’s senior vice president of physical services and auctions. “Their career advancements are great examples of how our company grows and develops leaders within our organization.”

Clockwise from top left: Lincoln Hansen, Nick Hanson, Jennifer Woodson and Steve Robinson. Photos courtesy of Cox Automotive.

Manheim San Antonio named defi Auction of the Year

Manheim San Antonio was named Auction of the Year for 2023 by defi Managed Servicing Remarketing, the remarketing service of the defi SOLUTIONS platform.

“The team and I are ecstatic to be named Auction of the Year,” general manager Mike Browning said. “defi is an amazing partner. The collaboration and support we receive from defi auction manager Chris Colosi is incredible. We look forward to growing this relationship for years to come.”

The award has been presented through defi’s National Quality Control Program for more than two decades to a National Auto Auction Association-member auction in defi’s preferred auction network that outperforms its peers.

Manheim San Antonio claimed the award for the first time. Carolina Auto Auction of Williamston, S.C., was recognized as runner-up and America’s Auto Auction Kansas City took third place.

“Manheim San Antonio made an impressive showing this past year,” defi SOLUTIONS vice president of client services Steve Bissett said. “Through quality of both service and customer experience offered by Manheim San Antonio, our clients’ best interests were well represented.