Twelve-year Cox Automotive veteran Chris Benvie (LinkedIn profile) has joined automotive marketing firm Octane as senior vice president of sales. 

Chris Benvie

Benvie is tasked with bringing new clients to Octane, as well as building up the company’s U.S.-based sales team. 

At Cox, Benvie led the sales teams of sub-brands Autotrader and, most recently serving as director of sales for Kelley Blue Book

The son of a Ford dealer in Massachusetts, Benvie worked at a dealer group in the Bay Area before joining Cox. 

Founded in 2016 as Jaystone Marketing, Octane provides a range of traditional and online marketing services to car dealerships and other automotive companies. It is based in Portland, Maine.

Read the hiring announcement here.

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