Lee Fox has joined Cox Automotive as the new Managing Director for Cox Automotive Vehicle Solutions (CAVS) to further strengthen its senior leadership team in Europe.
Fox, who joined the business this week, takes on overall operational and financial responsibility for CAVS which includes Manheim Vehicle Service, Manheim Inspection Services and Movex. He will report directly to Pete Bell, Cox Automotive Europe’s Chief Operating Officer and sit on the European Board.
Bringing a wealth of experience within the automotive industry to Cox Automotive, Fox’s expertise includes leading and developing large scale operational teams, working with partners and supplier as well as managing relationships of major corporate clients.
He joins Cox Automotive Europe from GEFCO where he was most recently UK 4PL Director in charge of all vehicle and material flows for their main customer, Stellantis. During his 17 years at GEFCO, he worked in many of their divisions ranging from Finished Vehicle Logistics to Freight Logistics.
Commenting on Fox’s arrival, Pete Bell said: “This is a key appointment for Cox Automotive Europe and Lee’s expertise and experience will be an integral part in helping us achieve our European vision. Lee’s will be focusing on ensuring we deliver exceptional service to customers and achieving significant efficiencies through increasing both the scale and breadth of our vehicle solutions capabilities”.
Cox Automotive’s Vehicle Solutions business has grown significantly since the acquisition of C Walton Ltd back in 2020, and Manheim Vehicle Services has recently announced several new contracts (VWFS UK and VWUK Group) as a direct result of its extended vehicle services capabilities.
Fox added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Cox Automotive which has a reputation for being a fantastic organisation. Cox Automotive Vehicle Solutions is growing and I hope to play my part in laying the foundations with customers and developing our capabilities for further growth!”