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Cox Automotive Promotes Exec

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Cox Automotive named Patrick Brennan as senior vice president of Inventory Solutions, Marketplace, following the recent promotion of Grace Huang to president of the Inventory Solutions Group.In this newly titled role, Brennan leads auction and digital operations for Inventory Solutions. Brennan most recently served as senior vice president of Logistics Solutions for Cox Automotive, improving the efficiency and client experience of Ready Logistics and Central Dispatch. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Cox Automotive and performed in operational and finance leadership roles for Manheim.Brennan reports to Huang. Cox Automotive is seeking a replacement for the senior vice president of Logistics Solutions.
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