Tim McKinley has been promoted to chief sales officer for Cox Automotive after serving five years in an executive role at the company’s subsidiary Manheim.

Tim McKinley

McKinley (LinkedIn profile) will oversee Cox Automotive’s sales operations and marketing in the U.S., comprising nearly 2,500 team members, according to a company statement. He will report directly to Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz. 

McKinley replaces Sid Nair (LinkedIn profile), who held the position for just nine months. Nair — who’d previously worked for DXS Technology in Dallas — “is returning to Texas for a new opportunity,” according to the statement.

Before the promotion, McKinley spent five years as senior VP of sales for Cox’s auto wholesale auction arm, Manheim, Inc. He also spent nearly seven years in an executive role at Cox Automotive’s sister company Cox Communications

He will continue the work of creating a unified Cox Automotive sales team and streamlining sales operations, the statement said.

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