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Statement of Qualifications

Brad Hartsburg, ASA, CPPA, CSA & President
Fortress Machinery Appraisals & Consulting Inc.

Mailing Address:

24 Clover Lane
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3Z 1G9

Business: (403) 650-1122
Fax: (403) 202-2091
Email: Brad Hartsburg
Web site: www.fortressappraisals.ca

Education:

  • American Society of Appraisers - Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Canadian Personal Property Appraisers-Canadian Personal Property Appraiser (CPPA)
  • Equipment Appraisers Association of North America- Certified Senior Appraiser (CSA)
  • 2020-2021 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Certification (USPAP)
  • 2 - ASA - ME 214 ID Appraisal of Mining Processing Equip - Open Pit and Underground
  • ASA - ME 215 Performing Equipment Valuations for Financial Reporting Purposes
  • ASA - ARM 204 and 201 Appraisal Review and Management
  • ASA – ME 201 Machinery and Equipment Valuation
  • ASA – ME 202 Machinery and Equipment Valuation Methodology
  • ASA – ME 203 Machinery and Equipment Valuation Advanced Topics, Case Studies
  • ASA – ME 204 Machinery and Equipment Valuation Advanced Topics, Report Writing
  • ISA – ME 301 Expert Witness Advanced Appraisal Course  
  • CCA – COVID – 19 Awareness Training / AMVIC - Fair Trading Act and Regulations
  • Fusion Safety Services - OSSA Regional Orientation Program – Oil Sands Safety 
  • Enform Canada - H2S Alive, WHMIS, TDG, Petroleum & Construction Safety Courses
  • St. John Ambulance – Standard First Aid Training Course
  • Interprovincial Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic
  • University of B.C. Essential Management Skills - Five Dale Carnegie courses
  • Alberta Commissioner of Oaths - Grade 12 diploma
  • Ongoing ASA webinars and Caterpillar mechanical, sales and management upgrading courses

Experience:

Equipment Appraiser and Sales Consultant – 20 years
Industrial Manager Auctioneering Company - 2 years
24 years of Caterpillar Dealer experience as:
- Used Equipment Manager / Customer Service Manager / Product Support Sales
- General Line Equipment Sales / Interprovincial Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Heavy Truck and Diesel Engine Consultant and Sales Manager (Ford Motor Company) Heavy Truck and Trailer experience (Neil’s Trailer and Equipment Limited)


Memberships:

  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA) – 2010-2016 and 2018-current International MTS Machinery and Technical Specialties Committee Member. 2015 to 2020 MTS Journal Editor for Machinery and Technical Specialties.
  • Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group – (CPPA)
  • Equipment Appraisers Association of North America – (CSA)
  • Alberta Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association
  • Better Business Bureau of Southern Alberta (Accredited Business A+ rating)

Career Profile:

Brad Hartsburg, ASA, CPPA, CSA is the president of Fortress Machinery Appraisals and Consulting Inc. which is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and serves predominantly any area of Canada, including the Yukon, Arctic Circle and Northwest Territories. Brad is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers, as well as CPPA, a Canadian Personal Property Appraiser with the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group, and CSA, a Certified Senior Appraiser with the Equipment Appraisers Association of North America and has over 40 years of industry experience. He specializes in appraisals of heavy equipment; heavy trucks and trailering equipment in the construction, oilfield, forestry, mining and transportation sectors and other related industries for specific purposes of asset based lending, refinancing, insurance purposes, as well as mergers and acquisitions. The list of clients includes finance companies, banks, audit firms, construction companies, oilfield service companies, forestry companies, and trucking companies. He has 24 years of Caterpillar dealer experience as Used Equipment Manager, Customer Service Manager, Product Support Salesperson, General Line Equipment Salesperson and is a Red Seal Interprovincial Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. He was the General Manager of an industrial auction company as well as a heavy truck and diesel engine consultant for the Ford Motor Company, as well as growing up in the family heavy truck and semi-trailer business.

Brad belongs to local industry associations such as the Alberta Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, Better Business Bureau, Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group, Equipment Appraisers Association of North America and is a member of the American Society of Appraisers Machinery and Technical Specialties – MTS Committee for the last 10 years as well as has been the Editor of the American Society of Appraisers - MTS Machinery and Technical Specialties Journal which published four times annually from mid-2015 to 2020 (5 years).
 

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