Manheim Announces Changes

By Staff Writer May 11, 2021
Danielle Sweet , Mark Ford, and Chad Spearman (L-R) Danielle Sweet , Mark Ford, and Chad Spearman (L-R)

Manheim announced that Mark Ford, regional vice president for the Florida region, will retire at the end of this year, capping off a 33-year career. The company also announced the promotion of two new auction managers within Manheim’s Mid-Atlantic Center at locations in Maryland and Virginia.

Since 2013, Ford has been responsible for Manheim’s 12 operating locations in Florida, including Manheim Orlando, the company’s second largest location. During his tenure, these locations experienced double-digit increases in volume, outstanding revenue growth and strong operational efficiency.

Ford began his automotive career as a condition report writer at Bishop Brothers Auto Auction in Atlanta before joining Manheim in 1989. He’s held leadership positions at Manheim locations in Georgia, Utah, Indiana and Ohio, before being named market vice president of the North Central Market in 2010.

Ford was instrumental in creating Cox Automotive’s Future Leaders program in 2014.

“There’s no question that Mark has been a driving force for Manheim’s Florida operations and an inspiration to those who worked alongside him,” said Alan Lang, division vice president, Manheim.

Manheim also announced two leadership promotions within the Manheim Mid-Atlantic Market Center.

Chad Spearman has been promoted to auction manager for Manheim Baltimore-Washington in Maryland. Previously the location’s assistant general manager, Spearman joined Manheim in 2013.

Danielle Sweet has been promoted to auction manager for Manheim Fredericksburg in Virginia. She began her career with Manheim in 2015 as field sales manager supporting Manheim locations in Detroit, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Ohio. Most recently, she was assistant general manager for Manheim’s auction operations at Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Rochester where she supported the opening of Manheim Cleveland in 2016 and Manheim Rochester in 2020. Sweet’s career experience also includes a decade with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, working in various management positions.

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