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Cat Auctions Names Trettel New CFO, General Manager

Fri July 23, 2010 - National Edition
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Cat Auction Services has added Gary Trettel as the company’s new chief financial officer and general manager. In his dual role, Trettel will oversee day-to-day accounting and financial reporting and provide strategic and operational direction.

“Joining Cat Auction Services gave me the opportunity to help build something exciting from its earliest stages. My goal at Cat Auction Services is to help us get better, step by step, every day,” Trettel said. “I believe in company president Rick Albin and the business model in place and am excited to help continue the great momentum the company has achieved already. We recognize our unique position in the equipment auction arena and have the right people in place to deliver what we feel is the new standard in heavy equipment auctions.”

Trettel continued, “The company has already established a culture of customer service, and I hope to expand upon that culture. It’s essential we continue to provide our customers with an auction experience unlike any other.”

Trettel most recently served as president and CEO of Mohawk Moving and Storage in Minneapolis, where he helped grow the United Van Lines affiliate.

“The experience I gained at Mohawk prepared me to take on these new challenges with Cat Auction Services. Both companies are in the service industry, where customer satisfaction and loyalty are critically important, and streamlining all aspects of the business helps create success. The little things truly make a big difference.”

“We’re excited to add someone of Gary’s caliber to our team. He has the experience, energy and leadership to help us accomplish our goals. As a company, we’re highly ambitious and feel that we’re in many ways reinventing the heavy equipment auction industry. Gary’s presence on our leadership team will help ensure that we’re continuing to think creatively, progress efficiently, and deliver the products and services that live up to the Caterpillar name,” Albin said.

Cat Auction Services entered the heavy equipment auction arena in late 2008 and has been active across the country. Reviews from all corners have been positive, and recent auctions have drawn buyers from 49 states and nearly three dozen countries. A June auction in Des Moines generated more than $9 million in sales.

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