AutoNation Names New CEO

By Staff Writer September 23, 2021

AutoNation has appointed Mike Manley as chief executive officer and as a member of its Board of Directors effective Nov. 1, as Mike Jackson retires from AutoNation as CEO and from its board.

Mr. Manley currently serves as Head of Americas for Stellantis and sits on the Groups Executive Council. Stellantis is among the largest automotive OEMs in the world, formed in January 2021 by the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the PSA Group. Most recently, Manley served as Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. from July 2018 to January 2021.

“I am excited to join AutoNation and the Executive team. AutoNation has set the benchmark for automotive retail excellence,” Manly said. “It has accomplished a number of industry first milestones, including being the only automotive retailer to sell over 13 million vehicles. Most recently, the company has shown its focus and determination by producing five consecutive record-breaking quarters, during an unprecedented time.”

Rick Burdick, AutoNation’s chairman, praised Manley will bring “considerable and comprehensive automotive experience to AutoNation, including strategy, business development, and a focus on operations.”

Manley joined DaimlerChrysler in 2000 as director of network development for the United Kingdom. In 2008, he became responsible for product planning and all sales activities outside of North America. He later served as executive vice president - international sales and global product planning operations.

Manley holds a Master of Business Administration from Ashridge Management College and a bachelor’s in engineering from Southbank University.

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