Metro Detroit Auctioneer Receives Industry's Highest Honor

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Certified Michigan Auctioneer, Kenny Lindsay, was enshrined into the Michigan Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. Lindsay is the 42nd inductee to be honored with this rare recognition since 1951.

“Through his contributions as a leader in the auction industry, Lindsay’s work and legacy have created long-lasting benefits to the Michigan Auctioneers Association and the auction industry alike.” - Tricia Wiltjer

New Hudson, Michigan auctioneer Kenny Lindsay, who is in his 25th year as a professional auctioneer with American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company, received the highest honor bestowed to the professional auctioneer.

Lindsay was inducted into the Michigan Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. He is the 42nd auctioneer inducted into the Michigan Auctioneers Hall of Fame since its inception in 1951.

“Through his contributions as a leader in the auction industry, Lindsay’s work and legacy have created long-lasting benefits to the Michigan Auctioneers Association and the auction industry alike,” said Executive Director and fellow Hall of Famer Tricia Wiltjer.

Lindsay was instrumental in creating numerous industry-changing ideas. In 2009, Lindsay started the Michigan Auctioneers Association’s Public Promotions department. Two years later, he introduced the grassroots ‘Auctions Work!’ marketing campaign, which proved to be a phenomenal marketing strategy adopted by thousands of auctioneers, including the National Auctioneers Association. USA Today reported, “Succinct and powerful, the message’s staying power has been evident from the outset.”

Lindsay identified the critical need to educate professional auctioneers to be mindful that hundreds of local municipalities throughout the State of Michigan require auctioneers to be licensed or obtain a permit to conduct auctions. In 2015, Lindsay proposed and presided over a comprehensive guide that provides data to the professional auctioneer on the rules and regulations in specific municipalities in the state of Michigan to conduct auctions.

Lindsay is the 2015 recipient of the MAA’s Garth Wilbur Presidential Award of Distinction awarded to the “most influential” association member. In 2019, he became the Champion of the Michigan Ringman Championship.

Over the past 20 years, Lindsay has been a guest speaker at numerous industry events, including the National Auctioneers Association Annual Conference & Show. He has also competed in the International Auctioneers Championship on three occasions. In 2015, he was featured in the ‘The Legends’ of auctioneering trading card set released by the Michigan Auctioneers Association.

Lindsay founded American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company in 1999. The company conducts approximately 60 live and online auctions annually. More information can be found at: http://www.MichiganAuctionCompany.com

Established in 1951, the Michigan Auctioneers Association is dedicated to the enhancement of Michigan’s auction industry. The MAA is the professional association for auctioneers in Michigan, continuing to be one of the leaders in the industry, and is proving to continue in that direction in the future.  For more information about the Michigan Auctioneers Association and the auction industry in Michigan, log onto http://www.FindMichiganAuctions.com

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