Peter Bell joins Manheim

Peter Bell joins Manheim as new Managing Director

Peter Bell has joined Manheim, the remarketing services division of Cox Automotive and the UK's leading provider of remarketing products and services, as its new Managing Director.

Peter Bell Managing Director of Manheim

Bell joins Manheim from Jaguar Land Rover where he held the role of Global Financial Services Director. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS).

Michael Buxton, CEO, Cox Automotive, said: "Peter is an accomplished business leader, with extensive operational, commercial and customer delivery experience in the financial services and automotive sectors. He is a very strong addition to the Cox Automotive leadership team and I am confident that he is the right person to lead Manheim through its next phase of growth and development."

Manheim is the UK's leading provider of remarketing products and services to the used vehicle industry. It has 16 auction centres across the country and operates both physical and online auctions. It also offers a range of upstream remarketing solutions including reconditioning through its Vehicle Solutions business, logistics and transportation via Movex and a full inspect and collect service.

My focus will be on helping our customers to grow their businesses using Manheim's comprehensive offering
- Peter Bell, MD of Manheim

Peter Bell, the new MD of Manheim, said: "It is a great time to be joining Manheim, as it continues to lead the way in physical auctions and through its impressive digital and upstream remarketing businesses, including Vehicle Solutions and Manheim Online.

He added: "My focus will be on helping our customers to grow their businesses using Manheim's comprehensive offering, as it is the only remarketing business in the UK that offers complete end-to-end value creating solutions and is uniquely placed to offer its customers a forward-thinking remarketing service."

Buxton added: "Manheim is a major focus for growth for Cox Automotive in 2018 and beyond. We have clear plans to make wholesale stock management smarter and simpler for manufacturers, leasing companies and dealers and I am excited to see this come to life with Peter's guidance and leadership."

Martin Forbes, COO Cox Automotive UK, said: "We have an incredible depth of knowledge in the Manheim team and a true understanding of our customers' needs, and by bringing Peter in to this business, I believe he will add a new dimension, as he focuses on continuing to develop Manheim as a customer focussed, end-to-end remarketing partner.

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