ATLANTA — Manheim recently named Jeff Bunch as vice president of sales and operations for Manheim Automotive Financial Services.

In his new role, Bunch is responsible for overseeing national sales efforts for all MAFS products, field operations at all operating locations and the independent auction program.

Additionally, executives said Bunch and his team will be responsible for managing the $2 billion in line availability, along with monitoring outstanding credit lines. Bunch will report to Kathy Decker, vice president and general manager of MAFS.

"As we continue to increase the presence of MAFS, it is important that we have experienced professionals leading our team," Decker explained. "Jeff's knowledge of the automotive industry, his experience with Manheim and his sales and service skills will make him a valuable asset to his customer base."

Bunch has 21 years of experience in the auto industry, according to executives. He joined MAFS almost 10 years ago as a credit analyst. He went on to serve as national credit manager before moving to his most recent position as national director of sales.

Before joining MAFS, Bunch served as general manager of a new dealership in Canton, Ga., for 12 years.