Kichler to Lead the Transformation of Manheim’s Logistics as the Company Accelerates Its Transition to Digital
ATLANTA, Ga. (Jan 7, 2020) – Manheim has named Joe Kichler to vice president of Manheim Logistics where he will be responsible for overseeing business strategy and operations for the company’s leading logistics brands. Together Ready Logistics, a full-service transportation service, and Central Dispatch, a self-managed transportation solution, offer clients a range of transportation services that help them move vehicles more efficiently.
In this role, Kichler’s key focus areas will include strengthening strategic relationships with carriers, improving on-time delivery for shippers and positioning the operation for future growth. In addition, he will lead Manheim Logistics’ transformation, aimed at addressing the shortage of transport drivers, enhancing safety and efficiencies for clients and preparing the organization for a fast-growing digital future. Kichler reports to Grace Huang, president of Manheim.
“As we accelerate our digital strategy, Joe and his team will play an integral role in leading the transformation of our logistics business and technology,” said Huang. “His engaging leadership style, commitment to operational excellence and passion for delivering world-class service will contribute to a better logistics experience for our clients, auction partners and team members.”
Kichler joined Manheim in 2012 as vice president of Operational Excellence where he oversaw the design of new auction processes and client experiences while also leading Enterprise Portfolio Management and Operational Analytics functions. Most recently, he served as vice president of Group Strategy, responsible for strategic planning for Manheim and the Retail Solutions groups, which consists of Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Dealertrack. Previously, Kichler held business strategy and management consulting positions with Deloitte and Boston Consulting Group.
Kichler holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, with highest honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Manheim® is North America's leading provider of end-to-end wholesale solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits in their used vehicle operations. Through its physical, mobile and digital sales network, Manheim offers services for inventory management, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. With its omni-channel approach, Manheim Marketplace enables wholesale vehicle clients more efficient ways to connect and transact business how and when they want. Approximately 17,000 team members help Manheim offer 7 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing nearly $61 billion in value. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com.