Meet the Expert
Thomas Cook, MCMEA, SBA
President & CEO
Tom Cook has more than 25 years of executive management experience in the heavy equipment and appraisal business. He was the former president and CEO of Western Construction Auctions, Inc., a leading heavy equipment auction company in Southern California with revenues in excess of $25M. In addition, he also served as a consultant to another large regional auctioneering firm in Southern California.
Tom has performed hundreds of appraisals during his extensive career and has also served as an expert witness in court cases involving valuations. He is a master certified appraiser who can efficiently and expertly place a value on almost anything. As he states, “It’s very important to have someone with the right experience that you know you can trust when it comes to valuations.”
Tom is part of an elite group of seasoned Master Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraisers (MCMEA) who have surpassed the training of a CMEA through an enhanced level of education, expertise and experience. They are considered experts in their field and only a handful of appraisers ever reach this level. You know you are working with the best if they are a Master Certified!
Tom also holds the designation of SBA (Senior Business Analyst) providing him with the training and education to conduct business valuations and other financial analysis services.
He holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska and is an accomplished speaker. He was a keynote speaker at an annual convention of the NEBB Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a guest speaker at numerous auctioneering seminars throughout his career.