Mr. Creel is the Chief Executive Officer of Value Resource Group, Inc., a full service Appraisal, Auction, Liquidation, and Consulting firm. Mr. Creel oversees and reviews all Inventory, Aviation, and Machinery & Equipment appraisals, manages the data input, programming, and appraisers. He is known as one of the country’s foremost experts in inventory valuation theories, techniques, aviation parts and aircraft, and liquidation exit strategies.
Mr. Creel has conducted more than 5,000 valuations to date on virtually all types of inventories. His range of experience includes manufacturing, retail, and distribution inventories in most industries. These inventory appraisals have been conducted for lending purposes, ad valorem taxation, and litigation support. Mr. Creel was responsible for creating the first proprietary inventory valuation software, in which inventories can be valued by line item rather than globally, a critical factor for adjusting value for mix, obsolescence, and turn. Since 1990, he has been developing what is now considered the standard methodology within the asset-based lending community for the appraisal of aviation spares, having designed a database that includes more than 17,000,000 individual OEM part numbers. A similar database has been established, and has become the standard monitoring tool, for oilfield tubulars and related assets.
Mr. Creel is an accredited Senior Member in the Machinery/Technical Specialties Discipline (Aviation), and is a contributing author of the inventory valuation course offered by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), ME206. This upper level course is the primary tool by which the ASA trains its members in the basics of inventory appraisals. In addition, Mr. Creel coauthored the first comprehensive monograph for inventory appraisals titled "A Guide to Understanding the Inventory Appraisal Process”.
Mr. Creel began his career as an auctioneer’s assistant. He was educated at George Washington University and Southern Methodist University. In 1980, he became a market analyst for R.S.I. Appraisal Group, where he eventually became manager of the research department. Joining MB Valuation Services, Inc. in 1984 in the same capacity, Mr. Creel continued in the valuation of machinery & equipment. In 1986, he began to devote his energies to the valuation and liquidation of inventories and aviation related assets. Under his direction, the inventory department grew in volume from approximately 15 appraisals the first year to more than 300 appraisals per year. This capacity continues with Value Resource Group, Inc.
Mr. Creel has been an active member and course developer in the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) for over 20 years. He has attended, contributed to and/or tested through all of the Machinery and Equipment Technical Specialties (MTS) offered by the ASA. These include:
ME201: Introduction to Machinery and Equipment Valuation
ME201AS: Introduction to Machinery and Equipment Valuation – Aviation Specific**
ME202: Machinery and Equipment Valuation Methodology
ME202AS: Machinery and Equipment Valuation –Aviation Specific **
ME203: Advanced Topics and Case Studies
ME204: Advanced Topics and Report Writing
ME206: Appraisal of Inventory**
ME208: Marine Survey
ME 214: Identification and Appraisal of Mineral Processing Equipment
ME215: Performing Machinery and Equipment Valuations for Financial Reporting Purposes
SE100: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (Multiple Sessions; Currently Certified)
** Contributing Author
Mr. Creel is recertified as a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (2017)
Joe E. Autry, Jr.
Mr. Autry is Senior Vice-President for Value Resource Group, Inc., a full service Appraisal, Auction, Liquidation, and Consulting Firm. He is also a Chief Appraiser with 8 years of experience in the commercial and industrial appraisal field.
From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Autry was Senior Sales Representative and Operations Manager of a major company that provides breathing air products and services to municipal and industrial Fire and Rescue operations.
From 2000 – 2006, Mr. Autry was a firefighter for West Tawakoni, Texas and was educated at Texas A&M University’s Fire Protection Training Division for:
Agricultural Rescue Techniques
Establishing Helicopter Landing Zones
Fire Fighting in Sprinkler Buildings
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Fires
SCBA Cottage Fires
Mr. Autry was also certified by Scott Health & Safety for SCBA Overhaul Level Technician & Overhaul Level Breathing Air Compressor; certified by MSA for Overhaul Repair Technician; certified by Texas Research Institute (TRI) for Testing Compressed Breathing Air, as well as a Certified Trainer.
In 2006, Mr. Autry joined Value Resource Group, Inc. as an Inventory and Machinery & Equipment appraiser. He is an invaluable member of our appraisal team, and an outstanding individual that brings a level of appraisal expertise and organizational skills we are privileged to offer our clientele. Wanda J. Kinney-Canary, ASA
Ms. Kinney-Canary is an Account Representative and Chief Appraiser for Value Resource Group, Inc., a full service Appraisal, Auction, Liquidation, and Consulting firm. She is also a Chief Appraiser with more than 20 years of experience in the commercial and industrial appraisal field, and is the third woman worldwide to receive her Senior Accreditation for the Machinery/Technical Specialties discipline with the American Society of Appraisers. Having traveled extensively both nationally and internationally in her appraisal career, Ms. Kinney-Canary possesses significant experience in heavy industry, chemical, and other process facilities. To this end, Ms. Kinney-Canary has completed additional training in process plant construction estimating standards. Her appraisal experience also extends to Metalworking, Woodworking, Plastics/Rubber, Health/Pharmaceuticals, Salt Mining, and many others.
Ms. Kinney-Canary received her Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from Southern Methodist University. She has served three terms as Membership Chairperson in the Kentucky Chapter of the ASA, and has given expert testimony in both state and federal courts as well as other venues. Ms. Kinney-Canary brings a level of appraisal expertise we are privileged to offer to our clientele, and consider her an invaluable member of our appraisal team.
Peter William Meub
Mr. Meub joined Value Resource Group, Inc. 2008. He is now the Senior Vice-President in charge of Business Development and is also a Senior Appraiser. Before joining us, Mr. Meub was a Residential Builder. From a Machinery & Equipment perspective, due to his building experience, he possessed a working knowledge of Contractor’s Equipment and Machine Tools. Also, from an inventory prospective, his exposure and utilization of building materials gave him an integrated understanding of these products.
Mr. Meub graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy and went on to Youngstown State University with an emphasis in Business. He is an asset to our company and to our client base.
David Fuller, CFA, ASA
David is the President and founder of VALUE Incorporated, a financial valuation consulting firm specializing in the valuation of businesses, securities, intellectual property and economic damages for a wide variety of purposes including transactions, financial and tax reporting, management and strategic planning, and litigation. Mr. Fuller has consulted extensively in the financial and valuation fields for more than 20 years, first with a global accounting and consulting firm and then with a national financial valuation firm prior to forming VALUE Incorporated. David has experience with companies in a wide variety of industries.
David has published numerous articles on valuation and financial topics, and lectured to groups of professionals as well as students at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. David has testified as an expert on valuation and damages issues many times in both deposition and trial settings in a variety of federal and state courts.
His educational background includes an MBA concentrated in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts concentrated in Economics from Austin College. David is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), and a member of Financial Executives International, the Association for Corporate Growth, as well as several other professional organizations.