ATLANTA — Cox Automotive named Jim Williams to the position of senior vice president of logistics for inventory solutions. He will transition into the leadership role last held by Patrick Brennan, who was promoted to senior vice president of Inventory Solutions’ Marketplace.

As of March 1, Williams will report to Grace Huang, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions, and soon relocate to Gilbert, Arizona to oversee Manheim’s Ready Logistics and Central Dispatch.

“Jim’s proven track record of leading operations and teams through change will be invaluable as we launch enhanced systems and tools to improve efficiencies for Logistics’ clients and team members,” Huang said. “Under Jim’s guidance, clients will continue to experience new and better ways to move and sell their vehicles faster while realizing added cost savings.”  

Williams joined Cox Automotive’s Manheim division in 2014 as vice president of operations support. For the past four years, he directed teams to successfully prepare for and implement widespread, complex system and process changes. Before that, he was responsible for strategic development with Premium Retail Services and held several senior sales and operations positions with Best Buy.

“I have spent my career developing people, building operating models and executing strategy at the highest level,” said Williams. “I’m prepared and eager to help our Logistics team deliver the most efficient and reliable transportation services while delivering an unmatched client experience.”