CLEVELAND -- National Automotive Experts has named Mike Lee as its indirect sales manager in charge of agent relations.

Lee brings more than 25 years of automotive experience to NAE. Previously, Lee was a dealer consultant and trainer with the Dealer Development Group. Lee has designed and published more than 50 retail automotive training programs. His work includes the industry’s first computer based training program for F&I managers,

In addition to retail experience in virtually every variable and fixed operations position, Lee was formerly vice president of sales for Southeast Toyota Distributors and western division vice president for Sonic Automotive with P&L responsibility for 42 dealership operations.

"Mike brings a variety of industry experience to our company and we feel grateful to add someone of his caliber to our management team," says Bob Mancuso, executive vice president of NAE. "Mike will be a great asset to our current agents around the country. He is an excellent trainer and dealers instantly respond to him because of his vast knowledge and professional demeanor."

Lee is an honors graduate from the Georgia State University College of Business and currently lives with his wife of 20 years and two children on their ranch in Oxford, GA.

"With the development of our onsite training programs and the expansion of our product lineup through our new "A" rated carrier, Mike's experience is a huge bonus to our company," said Kelly Price, president of NAE. "Our management team's experience and enthusiasm, along with our excellent product offerings and administration services will continue to add to the growth that we have had over the past few years. It is our mission to be every agent and dealer's preferred administrator."