Company leverages seasoned talent for Auction and Reconditioning Operations
Guided by a strategy to promote talent from within, Manheim announced a new general manager in Florida and new associate vice president of Reconditioning Operations.
Catherine Woodall was promoted to general manager at Manheim Lakeland and joins the leadership team of the Tampa Market Center. A 22-year Cox veteran and experienced IT and finance professional, Woodall spent the first 13 years of her career with Cox Enterprises in roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, she served as assistant vice president of Reconditioning Operations for Manheim’s East and Southeast Region, demonstrating cross functional leadership focused on strategy, innovation and best practices for Cox Automotive’s Inventory Solutions Reconditioning business.
With Woodall’s new role, Chris Karwoski was promoted to assistant vice president of Reconditioning Operations for the East and Southeast Region where he will focus on supporting clients and operating locations, enhancing reconditioning processes and developing his team. Karwoski has nearly 10 years of experience with Cox Automotive, beginning in sales before transitioning to operations as assistant general manager at Manheim Statesville where he oversaw recon operations. He brings a keen ability to balance the needs of the recon shops and clients while strengthening partnerships.
“With 2023 expected to be another unpredictable year for the industry and wholesale space, clients and team members will continue to look to strong leaders like Catherine and Chris to help navigate their businesses and the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Patrick Brennan, SVP, Marketplace.