ATLANTA — Cox Automotive has promoted David Brooks to chief technology officer, reporting to Chief Product Officer Marianne Johnson, the company announced. He was most recently senior vice president of engineering at Manheim.

In his new role, Brooks and his team will be responsible for architecture, enterprise data engineering, emerging technologies, and delivering a consistent set of engineering practices, tools, and reporting to enable successful product delivery. The team will partner tightly with Chief Information Officer Mitch Gersten’s enterprise technology organization and with product portfolio leaders, all according to the announcement.

“To better serve our clients’ needs, we’re shifting our organizational and operating model to more highly focused product portfolios enabled by enterprise centers of excellence,” said Johnson. “As part of these changes, I’m pleased to announce that David Brooks has stepped into the role of chief technology officer for Cox Automotive.”

Brooks joined Cox Automotive in October 2016 as vice president of technology for the Inventory Solutions Group, including Manheim, Ready Logistics, Central Dispatch and DealShield.

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