As part of continued moves to strengthen its editorial team, AuSM has added former Manheim and Cox Automotive chief economist Tom Webb as a guest contributor to its automotive and auto finance publications.
Webb retired in summer 2017 after nearly two decades with Manheim/Cox Automtoive.
Before he joined Manheim/Cox Automotive in 2000, Webb had worked for at the National Automobile Dealers Association for 26 years, serving as a spokesman and analyst for NADA. He became a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ automotive practice in 1999.
Among his many accomplishments, he authored the annual Manheim Used Car Market Report as well as developed and implemented the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index.
As a guest contributor to AuSM, Webb will contribute one article each month, which will be published throughout CMG’s print and digital media properties.
The monthly article will appear in such print and digital publications as AuSM, SubPrime Auto Finance News, BHPH Report as well as associated enewsletters.
His first story is scheduled for the NADA Convention edition of AuSM (March 15 issue) and the NADA/AFSA conferences edition of SubPrime Auto Finance News (March/April issue).
“We are excited to bring Tom’s unique and thoughtful analysis of the used-car industry and the economy to our readers. We’ve worked with him for many years at NADA and Cox Automotive and want to provide our readers with access to deeper insight and market intelligence with his monthly analysis,” said AuSM president Bill Zadeits.
“And, on top of his rich knowledge of the industry, he’s got a great sense of humor!” Zadeits said. “He’s a perfect fit for CMG and we’re proud to have him on our team.”