ATLANTA — Manheim has named Derek Hansen vice president of digital inventory solutions and Angela Babin vice president of retail solutions.
“Clients have asked us to continue to innovate, enhance efficiencies and provide the best digital solutions to help them thrive,” said Grace Huang, senior vice president of inventory services at Manheim. “Derek has been instrumental in growing our digital channels and continuing to meet clients’ evolving business needs.”
Hansen was serving as interim vice president of digital inventory solutions since this past January. Now that he’s assumed full responsibility of the position, he will be responsible for setting the company’s long-term plan in the digital space. He’ll also be working with teams from Manheim, RMS Automotive and VAuto to create a customer-focused digital strategy that takes advantage of the expertise each brand brings, according to the company.
Prior to joining Manheim, Hansen served as senior director of strategy for Cox Automotive.
Babin will be taking the helm of a newly created role at Manheim. She will be responsible for executing a strategy designed to maximize market return and deliver optimal client service. Retail solutions, according to Manheim, provides dealers with greater access to high-quality services that produce retail-ready vehicles and allows them to obtain retail inspections, professional vehicle merchandising, and retail quality mechanical, detailing and reconditioning services.
Before joining Manheim, Babin served in a variety of leadership roles with Pep Boys, Central Parking System, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Affirmative Insurance and zag.com.
“Angie has deep industry experience and expertise in developing new businesses while growing sales,” said Shane O’Dell, senior vice president of vehicle solutions at Manheim. “We are excited to have Angie join our team to help us further develop our Retail Solutions’ offerings while delivering solutions that that save time and enhance client growth.”