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Industry Folks - Alan McVicker, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

image Alan McVicker, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Houston, TX

HOUSTON - Garden City, CO was a great place to grow up. It had a small town atmosphere and you got to know most everyone in town.







    Growing up, McVicker’s family members were farmers and ranchers in southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado. His father also had an auction company selling mainly AG equipment and real estate in the area. Later he got into auctioning construction equipment as well. So you could say, McVickers has been around the auctioning industry most of his life.
    He is the regional sales manager for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in Houston. Ritchie Bros. is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. They help thousands of people around the world appraise, sell, inspect, buy, refurbish, ship and finance heavy equipment, trucks and other assets every month. They offer multiple onsite and online selling platforms with a commitment to first-class customer service, and is trusted worldwide because they make buying and selling easy, efficient, fair and transparent.
    As regional sales manager for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, McVicker enjoys meeting people. “Having been in the business for over 40 years now, I can honestly say it is meeting so many great people from all over the world. Every day is different and we also get to work with all kinds of equipment, not just one make or model so it is a learning process each and every day.”
    He credits his father for bringing me into the business and teaching me how to auctioneer at a young age. Dave Ritchie taught him the importance of customer service and allowed him to auctioneer all over the world. Additionally, he credits Roger Rummel for helping him with his transition from being an auctioneer to being a manager of a business unit and managing people.
    McVicker is married to Angela, a very kind, big-hearted person who loves spending time with their grandkids. They met through mutual friends and have been married 20 years, which they just celebrated.
    They have three grown daughters. Each of their daughters has two children. Daughter Alexis is 36, Haley is 31 and their youngest daughter, Katie, is 26. Alexis is busy in the assisted living business. She has a daughter and a son. Haley has her masters in elementary education and teaches fourth grade along with caring for her two young sons. Katie is in between jobs just having just had a little boy. She also has a daughter in the first grade.
    McVicker enjoys golf, hunting and spending time with the family. He likes to cook. “It makes me stay focused and get my mind off other issues.” Additionally, he just enjoys hanging out with family, friends and co-workers laughing, relax and having fun. -cmw

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