Manhattan, KS, June 12, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Purple Wave Auction recently unveiled a new division within the company, the Equipment Auction Specialist Team. Since December 2008, Purple Wave’s sales volume increased over 40 percent in the agricultural, construction and heavy equipment asset categories with gross auction proceeds in excess of $6.8 million. Development of the new division allows Purple Wave to better serve the needs of its agricultural, construction and other heavy equipment customers.
“Purple Wave has seen significant growth in our heavy equipment sales over the past year,” said CEO and founder Aaron McKee, “Creating a team dedicated to that side of our business allows us to focus on the specialized needs of these asset categories.”
The new division consists of Equipment Auction Specialists with enhanced understanding of the equipment and auction market. Equipment Team members are: Richard Bates, Chad Blackmore, Mike Boesker, Michael Braun, Dan Burke, Joe Frusher, Roger Kisner Keith Leis, CE McKee, and team leader Doug Regehr.
“Some team members bring a lifetime of personal experience in agricultural industries while others worked professionally with nationally recognized equipment companies such as Caterpillar, John Deere, Richie Brothers Auctioneers, and Martin Farm Power,” said Team Leader Regehr. “This group of specialists represents breadth and depth to our customers.”
While the Equipment Team’s development signals Purple Wave’s renewed commitment to equipment assets, the company will still continue to support customers looking to sell other property.
“Our other sales and operations staff members’ roles are more important than ever,” said McKee. “While they may be involved in our heavy equipment opportunities, they will also need to be experts in broader asset categories like vehicles, real estate, industrial and surplus.”
Purple Wave Auction is a full-service, online auction company headquartered in Manhattan, Kan., with locations in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nevada. Purple Wave specializes in commercial real estate, land, and agricultural/industrial equipment, as well as other types of property using its combination of in-person marketing and Internet bidding at www.purplewave.com.