Cat Auction Services Announces New President And CEO

             Cat Auction Services Announces New President And CEO

PR Newswire

EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 14, 2014

EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Cat
Auction Services (CAS) announced today that Gary Trettel, previously its Chief
Financial Officer and General Manager, will take over as the company's new
President and CEO, effective immediately. Rick Albin, the former
President/CEO, has been elected to the role of Executive Vice President.


"Rick's vision and leadership in creating and building Cat Auction Services
has changed the standard in auction companies," said William Hoeft, Chairman
of the Board for CAS. "His passion and years of expertise in the industry has
positioned Cat Auction well to continue its extraordinary path of growth and
profitability. His contributions across all functions of the company are
remarkable and we want to continue to utilize his strengths to build on the
momentum of the company." As an officer of the company, Albin will continue
to serve on the Board of Directors and in his new role as EVP, will focus on
business growth through customer and market definition, while continuing to be
actively involved in the vision and direction of CAS.

"Due to the significant expansion Cat Auction has experienced, we felt it was
time to add more strength to the top and create a better division of
responsibilities," added Hoeft. "We have complete confidence in Gary to lead
Cat Auction into the next stage. His four years of service with Cat Auction
Services as CFO and GM is marked with many contributions to the success it is
seeing today and he has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities."

As the CFO/GM, Trettel has been a key player in creating a sustainable,
profitable business model, facilitating the new partnership with Caterpillar,
building a high performing staff and re-focusing the business. In his new
role, his responsibilities will include the continued execution and planning
of Cat Auction Services, focusing on growth and stability. Prior to joining
CAS in 2010, Trettel spent 11 years with Mohawk Moving & Storage-United Van
Lines, serving as its controller, EVP and then finally the President and CEO,
before leaving in 2010.

About Cat Auction Services
Cat Auction Services entered the heavy equipment auction arena in late 2008.
Cat Auction Services was formed through a unique partnership of Cat dealers
and Caterpillar Inc. The addition of Cat Auction Services to the portfolio of
services available to Cat customers and others in the heavy equipment industry
builds upon the company's existing customer loyalty. Cat Auction Services
facilitates auctions through live events, online bidding and a monthly,
timed-out, online platform called eQuipment Yard. CAS has raised the bar in
heavy equipment auctions, giving customers a better experience with its
innovative LEADERBOARD, professional staff, TA-1 inspection reports,
comprehensive photos and videos, equipment protection plans and equipment
financing. For more information, visit

SOURCE Cat Auction Services

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