Manheim vice president of industry relations Jay Cadigan is retiring at the end of the month after a 40-year career in the auto industry, the auction company announced Tuesday.
Cadigan has been with Manheim since 1993 and held the VP of industry relations position since 2012, following his time as Manheim’s market vice president for Florida and Puerto Rico; president of sales and operations for the General Motors and Avis Budget Group accounts; and Skyline Auto Exchange’s general manager (the auction is now Manheim NY Metro Skyline)
His career has also included stops at Golden Gate Auto Auction and time with US Fleet Leasing, Avis Car Leasing and Hertz.
“There’s no question Jay has been a driving force at Manheim and within the remarketing industry for some 40 years,” Janet Barnard, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions, said in a news release.
“He’s been instrumental in helping Manheim maintain its leadership position and worked tirelessly to shape the industry,” she said. “We can’t thank Jay enough for all he’s done for our company, our clients and the industry.”
Cadigan was inducted into the National Auto Auction Association’s Hall of Fame in 2015 and is NAAA’s current executive vice president. He serves on its executive committee and board of directors and is a past president of both NAAA and the Eastern Auto Auction Association.
Cadigan earned Ring of Honor recognition from the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association in 2016 and was named the Remarketer of the Year in 2015 at the Conference of Automotive Remarketing.
“Jay’s dedication and commitment to advancing the automotive remarketing profession has been invaluable,” NAAA chief executive Frank Hackett said in a news release. “His leadership encouraged the development of our association members and the organization alike.”
As for his retirement plans, Cadigan has his sights set on golfing, boating, traveling and volunteering, the company said.
Jay Cadigan, Manheim
“One of my most rewarding career experiences has been watching Manheim and the remarketing industry’s growth and innovation over the years,” said Cadigan. “And, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside some of remarketing’s finest pros, and my years at Manheim are no exception.
“It’s been an amazing journey, and I’ll forever cherish the relationships I’ve forged over the years.”