The Pacific Rim Personal Property Management Team consisting of:
- Director, Ralph Cervantes;
- Sales Manager, Sindi Nishimura; and
- Sales Contracting Officer, Zach Dean.
The team showcased GSA's programs with primary focus on aircraft distribution, allocation and sales at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo 2015, the world's largest helicopter trade show and exposition dedicated to the vertical aviation community.
The event took place March 3-5, 2015, at Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida. The international trade show coincided with our live auctions of six Black Hawks, maximizing visibility and leveraging on marketing and networking opportunities.
A 10 foot wide exhibit booth allowed the GSA team to interact face-to-face and network with current and potential customers and buyers, and more importantly senior executives and decision makers in the industry, throughout the course of the event. In all of the meetings, customers expressed their appreciation for GSA's outstanding customer service and also emphasized the value of live personal interaction/discussions.
Overall, the event was an astounding success for the Sales program, both in sustaining relationships with current customers as well as reaching out and promoting our programs and services to key industry players and potential customers. HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 posted robust attendance.
Final figures recorded 18,272 registered attendees, and participation by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and service providers to the industry. The show floor hosted 735 exhibitors, including 116 first time participants, and there were 57 aircraft on the show floor.
The Pacific Rim Personal Property Management Sales Branch revived a partnership with Department of Energy’s Yucca Mountain Project in the sale of excess property and inventory of commodities physically located at the former Nevada Test Site.
The assets are specifically located at an underground tunnel that runs about 4.9 miles long. An assessment will be made on the volume of property along with the best manner to handle and sell the power cables, steel rails, piping, copper cablings, and conveyor.
Property will be broken up into multiple small sales. The first of many contained fifteen lots of six Connex containers along with industrial steel plates closed at auction on February 27, 2015, and generated proceeds of over $30,000. Kudos to Sales Contracting Officer Zach Dean for handling the auction.