Peter Bell joins Manheim UK as managing director

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Manheim UK, the remarketing services division of Cox Automotive, has appointed Peter Bell as its new managing director.

Bell joins Manheim from Jaguar Land Rover where he was global financial services director. Prior to that he was chief operating officer at Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS).

Michael Buxton, CEO, Cox Automotive, said: “Peter is an accomplished business leader, with extensive operational, commercial and customer delivery experience in the financial services and automotive sectors.  He is a very strong addition to the Cox Automotive leadership team and I am confident that he is the right person to lead Manheim through its next phase of growth and development.”

Manheim has 16 auction centres throughout the UK and operates both physical and online auctions along with upstream services ranging from vehicle reconditioning to logistics.

Bell said: “My focus will be on helping our customers to grow their businesses using Manheim’s comprehensive offering.”

Buxton added that Manheim is a major focus for growth for Cox Automotive in 2018 and beyond.

He said: “We have clear plans to make wholesale stock management smarter and simpler for manufacturers, leasing companies and dealers and I am excited to see this come to life with Peter’s guidance and leadership.”