Grace Huang is president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. She leads diverse brands that enable clients to turn inventory faster and smarter by connecting with the largest U.S. auto auction network of physical, digital and mobile sites, 24/7 buying and selling platforms, plus end-to-end vehicle solutions. Groups that report to her include Safety, Manheim Digital, Manheim Marketplace, Assurance and Manheim Logistics.
Huang also directs Manheim’s Digital First strategy that aims to transition the company’s auction marketplace into a single, connected client experience that is maximized for digital interactions and supported by efficient and flexible physical operations. This includes unifying Manheim’s digital platforms such as Manheim.com, Manheim Express and Simulcast with its physical assets to give clients a seamless and personalized experience no matter how and when they choose to conduct business. Her role also extends to strengthening Cox Automotive’s leadership and innovations in the areas of mobility, AI and vehicle imaging and EV battery health.
Previously, Huang served as senior vice president of Manheim Inventory Services, and was responsible for auction operations, digital services and the execution of an enhanced auction model that delivers greater efficiencies to better serve dealers and commercial clients. She also led the creation of a vehicle services strategy that positions Manheim as the integration point for numerous Cox Automotive brands. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises.
Since 2007, Huang managed strategic initiatives across the Cox family of companies. She served as vice president of Enterprise Product Planning for Cox Automotive and held senior director roles in Corporate Development at Cox Enterprises, Corporate Strategy for Cox Media Group and Business Development at Cox Autotrader.
Huang’s industry honors and leadership recognitions are numerous. They include: Automotive News’ 2021 “All-Star” in Remarketing” and “Notable Champion of Diversity,” Automotive News’ “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” in 2020, a 2019 profile in Auto Remarketing’s “Power 300” edition, a “Women who Mean Business” in 2019 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, inclusion in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2018 Women Worth Watching,” and Auto Remarketing’s “Women in Remarketing” in 2017.
Huang gives back to the community by serving as vice chair of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. She earned a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.