ATLANTA — Manheim has promoted Kevin Cook, Jesse Nelson and Bonnie Williams to general manager roles. Company officials said the promotions are part of the company's  effort to develop talent and execute on its business objectives.

“These new general managers know the ins-and-outs of the dealer business, after serving in progressive Manheim positions for at least a decade,” said Mark Ford, Southeast regional vice president. “As industry leaders, they are prepared to bring fresh, creative solutions to their clients.”

Cook, who was the assistant general manager of Manheim Nashville before this promotion, joined Manheim in 2000 as a controller at Manheim Nashville. In that role, Cook was responsible for approximately 300 team members for all customer-facing departments, including dealer sales and services, marketing / promotions, front office, arbitration and commercial accounts management, according to Manheim.

Nelson perviously served as regional sales director for Manheim, and was responsible for growing transactions and increasing dealer revenues in the Southwest and Texas regions, according to Manheim.

Before her promotion to general manager of Manheim South Houston, Williams served as senior director of transportations for Ready Logistics. In that position she supported the South territory as the business line integrated with Manheim.

“The general manager role at Manheim is critical to building relationships with dealers and identifying strategies that increase their speed to market and profitability,” said Matt Trapp, Northeast regional vice president. “With the addition of Kevin, Jesse and Bonnie, we’ve rounded out our powerful team and are ready to take market operations to the next level.”