Manheim names 3 new GMs


Manheim recently announced it has promoted Dave Rathjens of Manheim Lakeland, Greg Milam of Manheim Seattle and Martin Sandoval of Manheim Central California to general manager roles.

“Manheim has a strong track record of developing our team members into leaders, and we’re fortunate to have these pros as new general managers,” Julie Picard, regional vice president of National West at Manheim, said in a news release. “Dave, Greg and Martin have shown a deep commitment to serving our clients, and we are confident that they will enhance the ways their locations help our clients become more profitable.”

Dave Rathjens of Manheim Lakeland most recently served as assistant general manager at Manheim Tampa.

In 1999, Rathjens began his career at Manheim as an inspections manager, and in addition to Manheim Tampa, he has since held a variety roles at Manheim Ohio and Manheim Kansas City. His past roles include vehicle entry manager, body shop manager, repo/lease manager, recon manager and operations manager.

Before joining Manheim, Rathjens served 10 years in the U.S. Army. For most of his tenure, he worked as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Rathjens attended Drake and Ashford Universities where he graduated with a bachelor of arts in organizational management.

Pictured left to right: Rathjens, Milam and Sandoval.

Greg Milam of Manheim Seattle has held several Cox Automotive leadership positions over the past 18 years.

Milam most recently served as the director of Mobile Auction Sales and Operations. At Cox Automotive, Milam started working in finance and has since held several roles within the organization. He has served as district manager for Dent Wizard, project manager for Manheim China, director for Manheim and assistant general manager for Manheim Atlanta.

Milam attended Auburn University, where earned both his bachelor of science degree in business administration and MBA.

Martin Sandoval of Manheim Central California joined Cox Automotive in 2013. He most recently served as a regional account executive for NextGear Capital.

Before NextGear Capital, Sandoval was vice president of operations and director of auto finance at Zinc Financial.

Sandoval earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is currently pursuing a doctorate of business administration from California Southern University.

“Their significant automotive experience, leadership skills and knowledge will be of great value to our clients and team members,” added Tim Janego, regional vice president of Local East at Manheim. “We’re looking forward to the results they will drive at their locations.”

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