Jun 26, 2015 - 4 years ago
By Supply Post
IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, recently announced that Gord McDougall has joined its Canadian executive team as managing director, Canada, Cat Auction Services. A leader in the used heavy equipment industry, McDougall will help expand IronPlanet’s reach in Canada and continue to build momentum for its Cat Auction Services marketplace.
“Gord is a great addition to our team and he’s a perfect fit for this leadership role as we grow our business in Canada,” said Matt Bousky, IronPlanet’s vice president Global Mining & Canada. “Gord has many years of experience leading businesses and building relationships across Canada as well as building extensive contacts across the Cat dealer network. I am confident that through Gord’s leadership we can accelerate IronPlanet’s and Cat Auction Services’ growth in the Canada marketplace.”
McDougall is responsible for managing and growing IronPlanet’s Cat Auction Services business, as well as leveraging its IronPlanet and TruckPlanet marketplaces across Canada. He rounds out IronPlanet’s team in Canada, reporting to Bousky and working with Sue McGregor, IronPlanet’s managing director, Canada.
McDougall joins IronPlanet with over 30 years’ experience in the heavy equipment industry including the last 21 years with Finning Canada, a division of Finning International Inc., the largest Caterpillar dealer in the world. Most recently he was president and general manager of The Cat Rental Store operations in Western Canada, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finning Canada. In that role, McDougall successfully led a team of 430 employees across 30 locations. Prior to that, he was the corporate remarketing manager for Finning Canada and held a variety of sales and management roles within Finning. These included posts at Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and Fort McMurray, Alberta.
“We have a tremendous opportunity to grow the IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services footprint in Canada,” said McDougall. “IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services together give buyers and sellers the most comprehensive selection of integrated onsite and online offerings available to build, remarket and manage inventories. I look forward to working with the Cat dealers and their customers in Canada to help them take advantage of the power of IronPlanet’s network of global buyers.”
In addition to serving on the Cat Used Equipment Managers Steering Committee, McDougall is also an accredited ski racing official. He has volunteered at over 75 ski races in the last 10 years including; the 2010 Olympics, the 2013 Special Olympic World Winter Games in South Korea and the 2015 World Ski Championships.