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Tuesday, 21 September 2021 17:17

AutoNation Appoints Michael Manley CEO and Director

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AutoNation, Inc., America's largest automotive retailer, on Sept. 21 announced it has appointed Mike Manley as CEO and as a member of its Board of Directors, effective Nov. 1.

Mike Jackson will retire from AutoNation on Nov. 1 as CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors.

 

Manley currently serves as head of Americas for Stellantis and sits on the group's Executive Council. Stellantis is among the largest automotive OEMs in the world, formed in January by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the PSA Group. Most recently, Manley served as CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. from July 2018 to January of this year.

 

"I am excited to join AutoNation and the executive team," Manley said. "AutoNation has set the benchmark for automotive retail excellence. 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."

 

"Mike Manley brings considerable and comprehensive automotive experience to AutoNation, including strategy, business development and a focus on operations," said Rick Burdick, AutoNation's chairman. "Mike's exceptional performance over the years aligns with AutoNation's commitment to excellence, a peerless customer experience and innovative industry-leading drive."

 

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


In that role, he was responsible for implementing the cooperation agreements to distribute Chrysler Group products through Fiat's international distribution network.

 

He also served as CEO of Jeep, CEO of Ram, COO for the APAC region and...


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