Marketing Your Business


Auction Hero: 5 Steps to Success presented by Joseph Mast, CAI & Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CES, CAS

Become the hero of your marketplace by taking control of your career through self-evaluation and goal setting. This course will discuss the ups and downs of the auction life and how to achieve your potential through careful, thoughtful planning and implementation. 



At each auction, Joseph Mast leads a team of top auction talent selling real estate, automobiles, horses and other high-value assets for discerning clientele. He regularly set records in the sale of horses at Fasig-Tipton and classic and collector cars at Barrett-Jackson. He grew up as a seventh generation dairy farmer and began his auction career in Amish Country of rural Holmes County, Ohio. Since that time he has become a champion auctioneer, industry icon and recognized auction authority. He has served on the National Auctioneers Association Board of Directors and received the highest designation an auctioneer can receive from the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). He has also helped raise over 100 million dollars for charities and worthwhile causes. As a 20-year industry veteran, Joseph is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on Business Growth and Values-Based Leadership. In addition to leading Mast Auctioneers team, he is co-owner of RES Auction Services, an Ohio based auction firm specializing in Real Estate and Equipment Auctions. 



Peter is an auctioneer and Realtor specializing in Real Estate, Automobil, and Benefit Auctions. He is the 2015 International Auctioneer Champion and works with charities, nonprofits, and other organizations to raise money through live auction events and special appeals. Gehres is a Columbus, Ohio representative for RES Auction Services, one of Ohio’s leading Real Estate & Equipment auction companies. He regularly works as an auctioneer for Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auctions, Brandly & Associates, Brinkman Auctions, Akron Auto Auction, and Manheim/Cox Automotive.

Gehres is the Past President of the Ohio Auctioneers Association and teaches at The Ohio Auction School and the Contract Auctioneer Specialist designation. He has been an instructor at the Certified Auctioneers Institute, Reppert School of Auctioneering and has spoken at ten state auctioneer associations and presented at the National Auctioneers Association Conference & Show.

Gehres is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Agriculture with studies in Agricultural Engineering and Economics. Gehres is also a graduate of The Ohio Auction School and Hondros College (Real Estate).