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Manheim recently announced three promotions:
- Rock Anderson, to vice president and chief people officer;
- Mark Ford, to Florida market vice president; and
- Rich Coutu, to North Central market vice president.
As a human resources leader at Manheim for more than seven years, Anderson has a deep understanding of the business and employee culture. He also has well-established relationships with key business and community leaders.
On July 1, Anderson succeeds Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer Lilicia Bailey, who is retiring.
Anderson most recently served as vice president of people strategies for Manheim. In this role, he was responsible for all human resources functions, including overseeing corporate and field operations, security and employment practices. Under Anderson's leadership, the people strategies team enhanced its value to the business by becoming a strategic partner to leadership, while at the same time helping to develop stronger employee teams. His strategic input played a key role in many people strategies successes, including recognition from the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Human Resources and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Before joining Manheim, Anderson held leadership positions with several large companies including Siemens, Wachovia Bank and Inroads Inc.
Anderson is a member of the board of directors and serves as chairman of the strategic implementation committee for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. He is chairman of the benefits committee and a member of the finance committee for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and president of the finance committee for St. Anthony Catholic Church. He is also a Leadership Atlanta alumnus and a member of the One Hundred Black Men of Atlanta.
Manheim also promoted two regional executives.
Mark Ford has been named market vice president for Manheim's Florida Market and Rich Coutu has been named market vice president for the North Central Market.
Ford has been with Manheim for 24 years. In his new role, Ford will lead the Florida Market's nine Florida operating locations and one Puerto Rico location.
Ford moves into this role after serving as market vice president for the North Central Market for more than two years. Prior to his VP role, Ford was general manager at Manheim Ohio for three years.
Coutu joins the North Central Market team from Manheim Financial Services, where he has been vice president of operations since 2012. Coutu will be responsible for leading the North Central market's six operating locations, driving business strategy to maximize market return and exceed customer expectations.
In his MFS role, Rich has been responsible for leading MFS through the merger and integration of MAFS, Manheim Credit and Collections, Export Trader, and Canada. Prior to working with MFS, Rich served as vice president of operations and business development for Dealer Services Corp., which Manheim acquired in 2012.