Manheim recently announced that Tony Markese will be their Vice President of Reconditioning and the company believes this will help them expand their reconditioning as they focus on expanding their mobile and online growth.
Markese, who was promoted to vice president, operational excellence for Manheim in 2012, will now have responsibility for determining the strategic direction of the company in the area of reconditioning services.
He will work to ensure the company attracts and retains quality automotive technicians across its nationwide network. Manheim said in a news release that attracting technicians will be “no small feat,” with an industry shortage in that area.
But Markese has confidence in the future technician workforce of Manheim. Reasons for that confidence include Manheim’s partnership with the TechForce Foundation and a future new and aspiring technician apprentice program.
“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 said. “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.”
After joining the company in 1998 as controller at Manheim Orlando, Markese eventually served as general manager at several Manheim operating locations in Florida before his promotion to vice president, operational excellence. He helped lead large, transformational projects in that position. Among those projects: a $400 million initiative to modernize Manheim’s operating locations.
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