CERTIFIED APPRAISERS ON STAFF
Clyde D. Batavia, CEA
Clyde D. Batavia has been in the business of appraising equipment since 1970. He has extensive experience as an expert witness and has been successful in court and depositions. Clyde is a member in good standing of the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) and is a Level-II Certified Equipment Appraiser. He is also a candidate-member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). He also holds membership in the North American Association of Equipment Appraisers, Certified Senior Appraiser level.
Clyde has co-authored a paper on machinery depreciation for the Federal Reserve called "Evidence on the Retirement and Depreciation of Machine Tools". He has consulted for the U.S. Treasury Department concerning taxation on aging capital assets. Clyde has been involved in discussions regarding Product Liability Reform with former President Bush at the White House. In 1991 Clyde Batavia was elected for two terms as President of the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA) in Washington D.C. He was the first machine dealer west of the Mississippi River ever to hold this position since the beginning of MDNA in 1942. Clyde is also active in the European Association of Machine Tool Merchants (EAMTM).
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Mark Clar, CEA
Mark Clar has been in the business of buying and selling new and used machinery since 1972 with Joe Clar & Sons, Inc. He has been an active member of the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA) since 1974 and currently sits on the MDNA Board of Directors as a Chapter Representative for Northern California. Mark Clar is an accredited and certified Level-II appraiser through the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) and has been a member in good standing for the past 19 years. He also holds membership in the North American Association of Equipment Appraisers as a Certified Senior Appraiser. He is a graduate of the University of California, is married over 27 years. He is an Eagle Scout, was Active in the Cub Scouts and is currently active in the local boy Scouts of America on the Silverado Council Eagle Review Board.
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Yoshinobu Sato has been in the business of buying and selling new and used machinery actively for over 23 years in Japan. He specializes in exporting many types of machine tools to the United States and other countries in Southern Asia and Europe.
He is a member in good standing of the MDNA (Machinery Dealers National Association) since September 1999. Yoshi Sato belongs to the Northern California Chapter of MDNA and is an accredited appraiser of the AMEA (Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers). Mr. Sato is the first ever-Japanese machinery appraiser of AMEA who has done work outside of the United States. He also belongs to the Aichi Machinery Association in Japan.
Yoshinobu went to college and graduated with a Batchelor of Science degree from Nagoya Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan and an AA degree from Dixie College in St. George, Utah. He currently resides in Nagoya, Japan and is married and has two boys and a daughter. Mr. Sato speaks and writes English fluently. He makes many business trips to the United States visiting his many clients and contacts.. Yoshi also has many close contacts with Japanese machine tool manufacturers in Japan and in the United States.