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Great American Group Names New Head of Automotive Sector Business

August 09, 2017, 08:00 AM

Great American Group, a provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions and a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc., announced that Gordon Heidacker joined GA’s Appraisals division as Managing Director, Automotive Sector Group Head.

“We’re thrilled to have Gordon join the GA team,” said GA’s Appraisal Division CEO, Michael Marchlik. “As we recognize opportunities on the horizon due to changing consumer habits, as well as technology advancements in the industry, Gordon’s expertise will strengthen our automotive practice and enhance the quality of service we provide to our clients.”

Bringing over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry, Heidacker will be responsible for managing all aspects of Great American’s automotive practice including inventory, machinery and equipment valuations, financial reporting products and the monetization of assets.

Throughout his career, Heidacker has achieved an unmatched level of success personally delivering innovative products from concept to launch. After earning his way from the assembly line floor to the board rooms of large OEM’s, tier one suppliers, and new technology and parts manufacturers, Heidacker has held full P&L responsibility for related budgets on programs in excess of $500 million within global markets. In addition, he has led strategic internal projects which included the negotiation and management of all external key contracts from start to finish as well as negotiating strategic relationships with other OEM’s, M&A and post-merger integration.

Heidacker is a member of SAE International and the SEMA, and currently serves as an Advisory Board Member on M-1 Concourse and Nelson JIT/Mentoris.  He is an avid automotive enthusiast/hobbyist in his spare time and he earned his MBA in Finance and Organizational Behavior from the University of Michigan in 1998. Heidacker will be based out of GA’s offices in Detroit, Michigan.

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