About Auctions International, Inc.

CORPORATE INFORMATION
FEIN: 32-0038079
Corporate Office: 11167 Big Tree Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052
Toll Free Phone: (800) 536-1401
Local Phone: (716) 656-1400
Toll Free Fax: (800) 569-3334
Local Fax: (716) 656-1438
 

ABOUT US – For our sellers

Welcome to Auctions International                                                                       
Auctions International is the award-winning online auction company to turn to
for liquidating your surplus municipal, educational, secured creditor and personal/business assets.

The company was founded by Owner and President Russ Scherrer in 2002. Scherrer began his career
hosting live auction sales at municipal facilities across the Northeast.  With decades of experience in
the live auction method of selling, Scherrer realized the internet was ideally suited for all types of
equipment, vehicles and real estate sales.  More importantly, online auctions were the best way to
reach a wider audience and create the ultimate competitive bidding platform while reducing the
sellers expenditures typically associated with a live auction event. 

Virtual Equipment Showroom                                                                                                             
Today Auctions International is entering its 18th year in business. The company is a virtual equipment
showroom with over 1,500 consignors across the Northeast, and is New York State's largest volume
online auction provider for municipal and educational surplus assets.  With our innovative processes,
we strive to stay on the cutting edge of the online auction industry.  Yet, give the same care and
attention whether selling one piece or an entire business.

Turn-Key Process                                                                                                                                    
From the time you make the call to liquidate your assets until you collect your check, the process is simple,
flexible, and designed for  optimum success.  We provide the evaluation, identification, marketing, sales,
transaction and site management to assure a turn-key, operation. With over 65,000 registered bidders
your surplus assets are sure to receive maximum exposure. More eyes on your surplus results in higher returns.

The Way It Works
Our online auction platform creates a competitive bidding environment for interested parties to essentially
name their price on assets.

Make the Call                                                                                                                                          
When you are ready to liquidate an item, pick up the phone or email our Corporate Office. 
Auctions International has a team of dedicated Sales Representatives ready to assist you.
To find the representative nearest you, CLICK HERE

Preparing the Auction                                                                                                                            
Once you have signed our simple non-exclusive contract you will receive condition reports and instructions on
how to compose your sale and get the information to our office. You (or your sales representative) will prepare
a detailed report of each item you wish to post along with accompanying photographs.

Web Posting                                                                                                                                              
Your item will be posted within days of the identification process. The bidding begins and ends on mutually agreed
upon dates, and items are typically listed for 14 days.  Each item listed will include multiple photographs from
every angle and detailed descriptions, so a potential buyer can make an educated buying decision.

During the Auction                                                                                                                                    
While your online auction is running you can view the bidding events unfold in real     time. Interested bidders are
encouraged to arrange an inspection of the assets with you, the seller.  A count-down timer will note how much time
is left in the sale, before the bidding window closes.  You can also see how many times assets were viewed!

 Transaction Processing                                                                                                                               
At the conclusion of the sale, all bidder transactions are automatically processed for payment in accordance with the
specific contract utilized for your online sale. Our incredible staff are trained and experienced to provide swift, and
efficient transaction details for every step of your auction. 

Removal                                                                                                                                                           
It is the buyer's responsibility to remove their purchased items from the seller’s location.  The seller will coordinate
the removal date and schedule the pick-up time.

Collect the Check                                                                                                                                           
Once payment is received from the winning bidder,  an email with the paid receipt is sent to both the buyer and the seller.
Payment from Auctions International will be sent to the seller within 15 business days, once all auction monies have been collected.

We also offer a full-service turnkey tax foreclosed real estate auction service that utilize both the live and online
auction platforms.  For more information regarding these specialized sales please contact our Operations Manager,
RJ Klisiewicz. (rich@auctionsinternational.com)

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project and evaluate your assets at no charge. 
Call us today for your free consultation 800-536-1401

 

MEET OUR CORPORATE FAMILY
Our team consists of passionate, talented individuals invested in your success.  Each is there to serve you in whatever capacity
you need. Simply dial out main number, then when prompted enter their dedicated extension.
Toll Free (800)536-1401   Local (716) 656-1400

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Russ J. Scherrer - AMM, CAI, CES, CAGA
President/Founder/Senior Auctioneer

Auctioneer Licenses: Arizona, City of Buffalo, City of Niagara Falls, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana,
Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York City, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia,
West Virginia, South Carolina

With over 30 years’ experience as a Professional Auctioneer, Personal Property Appraiser, and NYS Real Estate Broker,
Russ founded Auctions International in 2002. Since then the company has grown into one of the leading auction
companies in the region and Country. His entrepreneurial drive is always working overtime and has him always
looking for a new challenge to take the company to the next level

russ@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 127

 

Richard J “RJ” Klisiewicz III, AMM
Operations Manager/ Auctioneer

Auctioneer Licenses: City of Niagara Falls, City of Syracuse, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts

RJ directly oversees the day-to-day operations of the corporation, including 20 full-time employees and seven
Sales Representatives. He manages the cutting-edge marketing, and social media methods for the company
and prepares all of the formal RFP and Bid responses. RJ enjoys calling bids at live auction events. When he isn’t
at the office or on the road you can find him riding his Harley.

rich@auctionsinternational.com   ext. 110

 

Amy Wick                                                                                                                                                   
Customer Service Manager
Amy is on the front line of all thing’s customer service related. Providing technical support for sellers, bidders and agency
officials, Amy works tirelessly and swiftly to ensure auction questions and needs are met and provides the necessary
support to enhance each auction’s success. 

amy@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 131

 

OUR SALES TEAM
With representatives all over the map, our sales team is the “face” of our company.  From the first phone call to the final payment,
they have the experience and qualifications to make sure your auction gets the attention it deserves and the highest bid possible. 
800-536-1401

Bob Anderson
Territory- Western New York
rja@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 137

 

Jeff Laxton
Territory-Central New York
jeff@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 128

 

Tom Eagan
Territory- Northern Central New York
tom@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 136

 

Marc Smith
Territory- Eastern New York
marc@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 130

 

Jim Gionvannellio
Territory- Long Island
jim@auctionsinternational.com  ext.122

 

David Cazeault
Territory- New England
dave@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 138

 

Mark Plyter
Territory- Northern Florida
mark@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 307

 

Harry Decker
Territory- Northeast Florida
harry@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 306

 

                                               

OUR HOME OFFICE TEAM
Behind the scenes our inner office professionals are ready when it comes to making sure each auction runs smoothly and effectively.

Barbara Linhardt
Listings Director
barbara@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 104

 

Kendra Mischel
Listings Department
kendra@auctionsinternational.com

 

Cindy Klisiewicz
Human Resources
cindy@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 102

 

Mike Skweir
IT/ Software Developer
mike@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 303

 

Jill Smith
Trade Show Director/Communications
jill@auctionsinternational.com  (315)794-2658 

 

Mike Madison
Accounting Manager
Michael.Madison@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 103

 

Gary Halloway
CFO
GaryH@auctionsinternational.com ext. 126

 

Tammy Gorski
Accounts Receivable
tammy@auctiosinternational.com  ext. 101

 

Melanie Metzger
Accounts Receivable
melanie@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 106

 

Jared Wypij
Set-Up Specialist/Marketing
jared@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 124

 

Tim Markiniak
After Hours Customer Service
tim@auctionsinternational.com  ext. 105

 

Shawn Foss
Auctioneer Set-Up Specialist
shawn@auctionsinternational.com

 

The Auctions International Mission Statement Is:
To provide superior auction services, both online and live, to our clients, consignors and the general public,
by exhibiting the highest degree of professionalism, knowledge, and auction skill in all aspects of the auction
process while also treating both buyers and sellers with equality, fairness and honesty.
 
Our Vision Statement Is:
To be an industry leader in auction and asset/surplus liquidation markets, offering our advanced professional
auction services in a timely and highly efficient matter. Our incredibly experienced and qualified staff makes
customer service a priority in each and every aspect of business. Our broad range of expertise allows us to
tender the needs of all clientele. Technologically impressed options via the World Wide Web and traditional
auction success separates Auctions International from the rest of the auctioneering market. It is our goal to
make every effort to inform the public about government auction sales.