William B. Lilly

Bill has been in the auction business exclusively for over 46 years.  He is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the advertising and marketing of farm, forestry, and construction equipment and real estate.

  • Auctioneers License: NC, SC, VA, WV, TN, GA, FL
  • Real Estate Broker License: NC, SC, VA, WV, TN, GA
  • Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), 1986
  • Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), 2000
  • North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board, 1992-95, 1996-2002
  • Auctioneers Association of North Carolina Hall of Fame 2001
  • President and Board Member, Auctioneers Association of North Carolina, 1997-2003
  • NC Grand Champion Auctioneer, AANC, 2004

The professional designation of CAI represents the auction profession’s highest level of educational achievement in the world. Only 900+ auctioneers throughout the world to have reached this level of education and achievement. The professional designation of AARE is awarded by the NAA Education Institute to qualified real estate auctioneers who meet the educational and experiential requirements of the Institute and who adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.


Thomas M. McInnis

Tom is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the advertising and marketing of corporate assets and real estate.  With over 45 years experience in the asset recovery and marketing of the auction industry, Tom has written numerous articles and acts as a consultant for select national wildlife and humanitarian organizations.

  • Auctioneers License: NC, SC, VA, GA,
  • Real Estate License: NC, SC, VA
  • Reisch Auction School, Mason City, Iowa, 1972
  • Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), 1986
  • Auctioneers Association of North Carolina Hall of Fame 1994
  • NC Grand Champion Auctioneer, AANC, 1994
  • Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), 2000
  • Gubernatorial appointee to the North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board, 2001-2003
  • Board of Directors, National Auctioneers Association, 2000-2003/2004-2007
    Member of the General Assembly 2015/2016

The professional designation of CAI represents the auction profession’s highest level of educational achievement in the world.  Only 900+ auctioneers throughout the world have reached this level of education and achievement. The professional designation of AARE is awarded by the NAA Education Institute to qualified real estate auctioneers who meet the educational and experiential requirements of the Institute and who adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.


William B. Lilly, Jr.

Will, a third generation auctioneer, has been actively involved in the family business since the mid 1990’s. Since that time, Will gained the knowledge to be considered a seasoned professional within the auction industry. With his involvement in bringing internet auctions to Iron Horse, he has been able to establish Iron Horse Auction Co. with a leading internet presence in offering small and large assets to an internationally diverse bidder pool.

Will has also been retained by many of the national, regional and local financial institutions for his valuation and liquidation experience and has been invited to speak at several of their trade association meetings.

EDUCATION

  • Reppert School of Auctioneering, Auburn, Indiana, 2001
  • Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) Indiana University, 2009

LICENSURE

  • Auctioneers License: NC, SC, VA
  • Real Estate License: NC, SC

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Auctioneers Association of North Carolina
  • National Auctioneers Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • North Carolina Forestry Association
  • North Carolina Motorsports Association

CIVIC SERVICE

  • Stanly County Planning and Zoning Board, 2011-2013
  • Advisory Council, Monarch.org, 2009-2010
  • Salvation Army

The professional designation of CAI represents the auction profession’s highest level of educational achievement in the world. Only 900+ auctioneers throughout the world have reached this level of education and achievement.


Mary Anne Meacham

  • Real Estate Manager

  • phone: 910-997-2248

Mary Anne has grown up in the auction business and has 17 years in the real estate field.

Real Estate License: NC, SC BA, College of Charleston, 1998


Auction Support Staff

Marc Baysek

Real Estate Agent  |  910-206-1881

Marc has been in the real estate business since 2007. He is licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina. He has previously worked in land surveying and law enforcement. He has experience in commercial, land and residential transactions. Marc specializes in representing buyers of investment properties to allow them reach the maximum benefit of their investment.

Josh Chaney

Advertising Manager  |  910-997-2246

Josh has over 12 years experience in graphic design, with extensive knowledge in many aspects of graphics, ranging from sign design to print media. He is responsible for creating and designing all print media pieces for mailing and internet advertising. BFA, with a concentration in Graphic Design, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2001

Chris Crawford

Auctioneer and Real Estate Agent  |  919-935-1974

Chris Crawford is a North Carolina licensed Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker. Chris specializes in multiple parcel internet and live auctions of land and real estate, as well as high end estates. Chris has 15 years experience in print media marketing, online marketing, and e-commerce. Chris is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and attended the Reppert School of Auctioneering in Indianapolis, IN. He is from Burke County, NC and lives with his wife Mindy in Cary, NC.

Eric Edmondson

Web Content Manager  |  910-997-2247

Walter S. Edwards

Senior Field Representative  |  704-985-5274

Walter has more than 25 years with Iron Horse Auction Company and is responsible for coordinating all field operations. Walter’s multidisciplinary background allows him to expertly manage all aspects of our field logistics. The duties of his team include preparing and displaying our client’s property in a manner that will insure the highest possible sale price. The planning and operations capabilities of our team range from heavy grading and cosmetic landscaping, to cleaning and repairing of industrial equipment and personal property. Auctioneers License: NC

Roger Hunsucker

Pre-Auction Inspection Staff  |  910-997-2248

Roger conducts our on-site inspections, allowing buyers the opportunity to inspect our client’s property prior to the auctions. Roger, a licensed real estate broker, oversees pre-auction inspections for our clients. Real Estate License: NC, SC

Joe Liles

Real Estate Broker  |  910-616-1074

Joe has been in the Real Estate business for the past 15 years. He has expertise in both Commercial and Residential properties and is experiences on coastal properties in North and South Carolina. Auctioneer License, 2006 Real Estate Broker License, NC Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, 2006 U.N.C.P – Business Administration

W. Richard Lilly

Auctioneer/Broker  |  910-997-2248

Richard is a second generation auctioneer, growing up in the family livestock market business. He possesses a BSBA – Accounting degree from Appalachian State University. He is a Reppert School of Auctioneering graduate, holding a NC auction license and a NC Real Estate Broker license. Richard joined Iron Horse Auction Company in 2013 after completing a 30 year career with a major retailer in their finance and distribution areas, responsible for inventory accounting and retired asset disposal.

Jonathon A. McBeth

Manager, Forestry Marketing and Management  |  910-417-5621

Jon has over 25 years experience in industrial forestry, timber sales and forest management. He also manages the GIS and mapping department, ensuring property is subdivided according to local ordinances and utilizing the most profitable configuration for use in either auction or private listing. North Carolina Registered Forester South Carolina Registered Forester Real Estate License: NC, SC BS, Forestry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 1981

Tammy Pattan

Real Estate Closing Coordinator |  910-997-2248

Tammy coordinates the closing process between the buyer, seller, related attorneys and surveyors and ensures a timely closing.

Angela M. Wallace

Accounting Department  |  910-997-2248

Angela oversees all accounting and finance functions of Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. Angela’s determination and attention to detail insures that all important financial transactions are processed accurately and in a timely manner.

Sonny Weeks

Auctioneer/Broker  |  704-200-3201

Sonny served as an associate for Sperry Van Ness/Lighthouse Commercial Realty, specializing in the sale of industrial and office property in the diverse Charlotte, North Carolina, market before moving over to Iron Horse. He is responsible for client recruitment and auction assistance. Auctioneers License: NC Real Estate Broker License: NC Carolina Auction Academy, 2006 International Council of Shopping Centers Charlotte Region Commercial Property Exchange

Kristy Wallace

Administrative Assistant  |  910-997-2248