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Since 1989, Woodworking industry professionals have long-recognized EX-FACTORY INC. as the all-time value leader in used woodworking machinery. In today's economic conditions, businesses are changing their ways, especially in regard to capital equipment expenses. Used equipment options are fast becoming the first economical choice, and Online Auctions are a preferred source for buying equipment at rock-bottom prices and selling surplus equipment fast!
At EX-FACTORY Auctions, you can count on professionalism, courtesy, and excellence, the same high level of Customer Service you expect from the entire EX-FACTORY Team.

Using our massive machinery database (widely considered to be “the blue book” of woodworking machinery), EX-FACTORY Auctions provides a complete assessment of your equipment and allows you to interact with the market real-time in our dynamic Online Auction!

Buying or selling, EX-FACTORY is the name you can trust in Used Equipment Sales!

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Walt Piedrahita Walt Piedrahita
Auction Manager

Walt Piedrahita, a native of Colombia, South America was raised in Florida and later made Atlanta, Georgia his home. After High School, Walt joined the USMC, where he trained in the aviation field as a Helicopter Mechanic. Upon being Honorably discharged he was hired by Sikorsky Aircraft as a Field Service Engineer. He worked as part of a field service team working with the Department of Defense both overseas and domestically.

In 1984 Walt returned to Atlanta and co-founded Old Tannery Woodworks. That was his introduction into the woodworking environment. After a couple of years in the business Walt went to work for the SCM Group as a Technician and, eventually moved on to become Sales Engineer, then Sales Manager and International Sales Manager, with responsibilities for the South American Markets.

In addition to Walt’s time at SCM Group, he has worked for and with some of the leading companies in the woodworking Sector, such as Holz-Her, Giben, Biesse. In the Software arena along with Microvellum he started Microvellum Latin America.

With over 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, Walt is well known and respected in both the Domestic and International Markets.

877.580.5844 ext. 342
walt@exfactoryauctions.com
Louis Sicotte Louis Sicotte
Asset Specialist

Louis is a native of the Quebec Province, Canada, and has a degree in marketing from Montreal University. After graduation, he joined his family's business, a well recognized manufacturer of woodworking machinery. There he learned all aspects of woodworking machinery, from conception to manufacturing to sales. His first efforts focused on developing a distribution network serving the Canadian and US markets.

After 14 years with the family business, the company was sold, and Louis joined Homag Group as branch manager for Eastern Canada. During his 5 years with Homag, he received thorough training on Panel Processing Product equipment and complete Lines. He frequently traveled to Europe and became very familiar with Lines competitive to the Homag Group.

After Homag, Louis opened his own machinery dealership in partnership with E & R Systems, MA. During those years he imported and sold new and used machinery from Europe. In that capacity he also broadened his knowledge to include CNC machines, as well as Solid Wood Processing Equipment.

Fluent in both French and English, Louis is EX-FACTORY's representative primarily servicing Quebec and the Maritimes across all machinery categories.

877.580.5844 ext. 329
louis.sicotte@exfactoryauctions.com
Tony Cornacchione Tony Cornacchione
Asset Specialist

Tony is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, where he obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Kimberly Clark (paper industry) for 5 years as a Design & Project Engineer and designed machines, material handling and air systems.

He later became a partner in API Machinery and was responsible for the design and manufacturing of custom-built machinery for the woodworking, metal, plastic, and food industries. API later moved on to become a dealer in new and used woodworking machinery.

Tony lives in Toronto, Ontario and works from his Toronto office. Whether your needs are small or large, let Tony’s extensive years of experience in a variety of manufacturing and machinery businesses assist you. When you're acquiring equipment for your current operation or selling your surplus equipment, he will be a valuable member of your team.

877.580.5844 ext. 432
tony.cornacchione@exfactoryauctions.com
Karl Balg Karl Balg
Asset Specialist

Karl was born and raised in Southern Germany. He graduated from the University of Stuttgart with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Electro- Mechanical Designs. After working for several years for BOSCH Automotive Division, he became involved with a well-known European Woodworking Machinery Manufacturer and was a key player in establishing their North American Operations during the early eighties.

As a Manufacture's Sales-Engineer, he visited and worked with large and small Woodworking Companies all over North America. Later on and for more than 20 years, his focus became more local when he operated a Woodworking Machinery Distributor Business in Southern California.

His attention to detail and his straight forward, hands-on approach has helped many woodworkers grow and enhance their profitability; allow him to help yours, too!

877.580.5844 ext. 355
karl@exfactoryauctions.com
Torry Hiddema Torry Hiddema
Asset Specialist

Born and raised in West Michigan, Torry began a long career in woodworking as a leadman for two of the area’s leading companies. He gained complete hands-on knowledge of and experience in all aspects of manufacturing from rough-mill to shipping. Later, he accepted a Head Fabricator position and became adept at using CNC equipment to create custom material handling & conveyor systems solutions. When offered an Operations Management position, he acquired skills in robotic operation & programming, custom robotic work cell startup, as well as those of an ISO/QS 9000 Auditor. Torry was promoted to Sales that required travel throughout the US & Mexico.

An Online Auctions opportunity was presented to Torry, where he worked with Company Owners, Banks, and Creditors to liquidate their assets. Activities encompassed total organization & coordination of all Auction stages, from initial contract to final payment of Auction funds to the Seller.

With hands-on and Management experience in wood, metal, & granite processing, Torry focus is sales. He is a "go to person" in Michigan & Midwestern states for customers considering Auction Sales, from one piece to an entire facility. With his background & skills he can assist & work with EXF customers in various industries & business situations, buying, selling, or liquidating, handling and addressing just about any machinery or equipment application situation.

877.580.5844 ext. 371
Torry.Hiddema@exfactoryauctions.com
Talice Luna Talice Luna
Administrative Assistant

Talice was raised and educated in San Diego, CA. Her work experience in California began as an Office Assistant, then Accounting Assistant. Later, she joined a Service Employees organization where she participated in diverse activities related to membership, workshops, publications, and accounting. Along the way, she achieved certifications in Computer Operations and as a Physical Therapy Technician.

A true "Jill of all Trades", when Talice relocated to Charlotte, NC, she joined EXF as a Data Entry Temp. Upon EXF's discovering that Talice is a quick learner, she became a permanent part of the EXF team. In successive years, she has progressed through different areas of the company; first as Receptionist, then as Order Processor and Accounting Assistant, and currently as Auction Administrator. Should your EXF sales transaction require Talice's assistance, you'll know firsthand she is a strong contributor to keep EXF's "backroom" sales activities functioning smoothly, correctly, and efficiently.

Phone: 800-374-5009 ext. 317
talice.luna@exfactoryauctions.com
Marc Tremblay Marc Tremblay
Certified Appraiser

Native of Quebec, Marc has worked up the ladder from warehouse supervisor to purchasing agent for the industrial cleaning industry and teacher of computer skills at a business college. The ladder extended to the Woodworking Industry for several years with the sale and purchase of equipment. The next "rung" brought Marc to appraising woodworking equipment, a "natural" for him.

During the transition to Appraising, Marc has attained membership in good standing with the Canadian Personal Property Appraiser Group (CPPAG) and the Uniformed Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). He is in the process of adding the Accredited Equipment Appraiser (AEA) and Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) designations. In his "spare" time that is becoming increasingly valuable, he finds time to be the head coach of the local high school football program.

Large lots or small, when you must know what your woodworking equipment is worth, contact Marc for straight and accredited answers!

877.580.5844 ext. 359
marc@exfactoryauctions.com
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