Jon is the Managing Director and Owner of Gregsons and has been working in the family business since 1976. Jon has overseen generations of growth and change at Gregsons and was critical in the transitioning from antiques to industrial equipment at Gregsons, a key factor in our success moving through the generations.
Jons auctioneering and valuation experience spans a huge range of industries from Engineering, Transport, Earthmoving, Civil, Industrial to Marine and Aircraft with thousands of auctions conducted under his hammer as well as thousands of valuation reports on a large number of recognisable Australian businesses.
Jon has conducted an array of major event auctions since 1976 including
The Pollock Group of Companies
– $13M+ Sales Value
– 1,500+ Assets over 4 live auction events
Drilling & Grouting Services
– $7M+ Sales Value
– 1,000+ Assets over 2 live auction events
– $3M+ Sales Value
– 300+ Assets
Jon has recently been critical in the implementation of Gregsons transition from a live auctioneering business to a majority online auction business.
Jons qualifications include:
American Society of Appraisers Qualifications:
– Accredited Senior Appraiser Machinery and Technical Specialities
– Aircraft Designation
– Mining Designation
Certificate IV in Business (Valuation Specialities)
Jack has been with the Gregsons Team since 2012 and is the 4th generation of family members involved with the Gregsons family business. Jack has completed his American Society of Appraisers (‘ASA’) designation in Machinery and Technical Specialities / Machinery and Equipment as of 2015.
As the General Manager, Jack is responsible for the day to day operations, growth and future strategy of Gregsons, the organisation of all layers of staff and the organisation and setup of all online auctions on behalf of our clients.
After his first year in the business Jack recognised the requirement for an online aspect to Gregsons auction services so began the implementation of the Gregsons online and simulcast auction systems in 2013. Jack has been critical in the introduction of both the online and simulcast auctions systems and initially ran all aspects of this business section during the initial growth phase. Jack has negotiated the partnerships between Gregsons and Webtron simulcast system, Auctionator online system and recently the major agreement between Gregsons and a leading US auction software provider, which has culminated in Gregsons shifting to a 100% online auction business from January 2017.
Jack has undertaken the management of numerous auctions with one the largest in recent years begin the disposal of the assets of Brierty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) on behalf of KPMG, achieving outstanding results as follows:
Jack has extensive experience in Insolvency and Finance having worked at KordaMentha Perth Office (a top tier Insolvency firm) for three years prior to joining Gregsons. Jack also has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia majoring in Investment Finance, Financial Accounting & Management, Certified Practicing Accountants (‘CPA’) designation, National Aircraft Appraisers Association (‘NAAA’) designation which was completed in the United States in 2014 and his General Auctioneers License.
Paul has been with Gregsons for over 30 years, starting work in our Beaufort St warehouse selling antiques and collectibles. Paul was a key factor in the success of Gregsons during the shift to industrial and mining equipment auctions and valuations and is an industry leader in both these areas within Western Australia.
Paul has conducted a huge array of auctions as well as thousands of major and minor valuations during his employment at Gregsons, many of these for some of WAs leading companies.
Paul has completed numerous qualifications including:
American Society of Appraisers Qualifications
– Accredited Senior Appraiser Machinery and Technical Specialities
– ASA Inventory Designation
– ASA Mining Designation
– ASA Marine Designation.
Certificate IV in Business (Valuation Specialties)
Matt has been with the Gregsons Team since 2007 and has completed his American Society of Appraisers designation in Machinery and Technical Specialities/ Machinery and Equipment. Matt is involved in the logistical side of the business in the organisation of Staff, Transport of Plant and Equipment and the setting up of our auction process. Matt has extensive experience in General Earthmoving and Mining Equipment and is also part of our team of valuers, he also holds a current General Auctioneers License.
David has been with the Gregsons Team since mid-2014 and completed his American Society of Appraisers (‘ASA’) designation in Machinery and Technical Specialties / Machinery and Equipment in 2017. As the Assistant General Manager, David is key to Gregsons day to day general management, which he does alongside our General Manager Jack Gregson, as well as the implementation and management of future strategy and direction at Gregsons.
David has been involved in the earthmoving and civil construction industry for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge of this field from both an Australian and International perspective having been involved in the purchase and sale of heavy equipment on a worldwide basis.
David holds a Bachelor Commerce degree from Curtin University majoring in Law.
Megan has a strong background in senior bookkeeping and administration work and is very thorough in approach. She is experienced in all aspects of bookkeeping along with compliance related work including BAS/State Revenue/ATO reporting. Also responsible for ensuring all our post auction processes are completed with vendor payments made. In addition to managing the accounting area for Gregsons, Megan ensures the smooth operation of the administration team. Reviewing and preparing procedures to ensure efficient processes/practices are maintained. Megan’s previous roles included working in an engineering consultancy firm in the area of oil and gas for ten years as a Business Administration Manager. Holding a Diploma of Commerce majoring in Accounting Megan has been with Gregson’s since 2012.
Jermayn has been with Gregsons since 2014 with his role focused on the general management of Gregsons online and simulcast auction systems. Having spent years working in online digital agencies and management Jermayn ensures Gregsons online and simulcast auctions run smoothly day to day.
John is our newest recruit having been a part of the Gregsons Online Auction team since 2015. John is responsible for assisting with the management of the online and simulcast auction systems focusing his efforts on ensuring Gregsons provide accurate, reliable and informative information on each lot to our clients as well as the promotion of these auctions on various online media.
Debbie’s role within Gregson’s is our Motor Vehicles Administrator. For all matters relating to light vehicle, heavy commercial, earthwork equipment also including all yellow equipment. Accessing the online platform for the Department of Transport Debbie is able to provide compliance for all motor vehicle matters to our clients and customers. Debbie has been with Gregsons since 2005 and has extensive experience all Gregsons’ administration duties including the area of valuations.
Gerard has had extensive experience in the retail and commercial banking industry for over 25 years. He has upheld roles in lending and business development. Gerard was an Insolvency Manager for a leading firm for over 15 years that specialised in Court Appointed Liquidations, Creditors Voluntary Liquidations, Deed of Company Arrangements, Personal Insolvency Administrations and Debtor Finance Compliance Audits.
Gerard is responsible for all auction collections and works closely with the auction team. He has been employed with Gregsons since December 2017.
Kate is our newest member of the Gregsons team commencing in early December 2017. Kate handles everyday management of reception and is the face of the Admin team. She is mainly responsible for customer invoicing and contact for general enquiries. Kate has an extensive background in administration with over 10 years of experience.
Sue has recently joined the team at Gregsons as Assistant to our team of Valuers, liaising with Broking and Banking clients and the presentation of valuation reports. With a background in Administration and Finance, gained mostly within the Local Government Sector, Sue has also owned and operated a family business alongside her husband for more than 10 years.
Lyn provides support to the administration team with customer invoicing and contact for general enquiries. Lyn also provides support with after-auction processes and accounting duties. Lyn holds a Bachelor of Business Degree Majoring in Accounting and Finance from Edith Cowan University.
Sarah is very experienced within our warehouse area in relation to all aspects of the auction process. Sarah’s skillset includes the ability to coordinate the cataloguing, roster online auction events and marketing of the online auctions. This includes working closely with our Online IT auction staff as well as liaising with clients and warehouse staff. Having commenced with Gregson’s in 2010 Sarah is able to provide professional assistance for all customer enquiries and is able to provide mentoring support to the more junior warehouse staff on how to plan and manage a successful online auction through to the end process of customer collections.
Mark has been with the team since late 2013 and works in our warehouse and logistics divisions. Mark is critical to the day to day management of Gregsons Welshpool auction facility as well as managing and handling our auctions held at facilities around WA.
Naomi is mainly responsible for the cataloguing side of auctions and is experienced within her role as a warehouse assistant. Naomi started with Gregsons in July 2017 and excels in being able to deliver great customer service as well as help with auction enquiries, inspections & assistance with the collection process.
Tayla joined our team in February and is responsible for digital marketing and day-to-day communications. She actively seeks to connect both clients and customers with Gregson using emergent technologies amongst traditional channels. With qualifications in business and extensive experience working with a global tech company, Tayla brings a wealth of knowledge to Gregson’s leading the marketing and communications department.
Brad is Gregsons latest team member, with a background working in the steel industry and customer service. Brad’s main responsibilities revolve around arranging assets for auctions and setting up and loading out our steel racks. He also completes a multitude of other tasks that are required by the yard staff on a daily basis.