ATLANTA, Ga. — Manheim has named Tony Markese vice president of reconditioning, a role in which he will be responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction for its reconditioning services. Executives said the move supports Manheim’s goal of growing its quality reconditioning operations to prepare for emerging growth in the digital and mobility sectors.
“Reconditioning is a significant part of our business and is growing fast as the mobility landscape shifts and new entrants come onto the scene,” said Fredrick Standfield, senior vice president of assurance and reconditioning at Manheim. “With the fast-paced transformation of the automotive marketplace, Tony’s exceptional ability to manage change and help his teams and clients envision the big picture make him the ideal person to lead this growing area of our business.”
Markese brings deep operations experience and industry knowledge to the role. He joined the company in 1998 as controller at Manheim Orlando and went on to serve as general manager at several Manheim operating locations in Florida before his promotion to vice president of operational excellence in 2012. In that role, he helped to lead large, transformational projects, including the $400 million initiative to modernize Manheim’s operating locations.
He will now be tasked with ensuring the company attracts and retains top automotive technicians across its nationwide network, despite a projected shortage of qualified technicians.
“We know what bright futures automotive technicians can have, especially at a company like Manheim, which offers training, support and opportunities for career growth,” Markese commented. “Between our internal programs and external partnerships, we are doing everything we can to promote this important career path and highlight the role that it will play in the future of mobility.”
Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today