RBA Ritchie Bros Auctioneers

Filed: 13 Sep 21, 8:48am





Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report: September 8, 2021 (Date of earliest event reported)


Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification)


9500 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5J 0C6

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(778) 331-5500

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common SharesRBANew York Stock Exchange
Common Share Purchase RightsN/ANew York Stock Exchange


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officer


On September 8, 2021, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (the “Company”) appointed its Chief Operating Officer, James Kessler, to the additional role of President of the Company.


Mr. Kessler, 49, has served as the Company’s Chief Operations Officer since May 11, 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kessler held the position of President of Emerging Business for Caliber Collision since 2019. Prior to Caliber from 2017 to 2019, Mr. Kessler held the role of Chief Operation Officer at Abra Auto Body & Glass LP, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company. Prior to ABRA from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Kessler was the President, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer of vRide, a van pool sharing platform acquired by Enterprise Holdings.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: September 13, 2021Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated
 By:/s/ Darren Watt
  Darren Watt
  General Counsel & Corporate Secretary