Our Team

Steven Mattes

CEO
(818) 508-7034 ext 203

Steven Mattes is CEO and President of Industrial Assets Corporation, the world’s largest privately held asset management, disposition, turn over and repurposing firm. Under Mr. Mattes’ leadership, Industrial Assets Corporation is the established source for complete plant purchases, plant remediation, turnkey sales, continued operations management, distressed financing and equipment value maximization.

Mr. Mattes leads the industry with an established track record of successful asset acquisition, operation and disposition projects, grossing over 5 billion dollars over his 35-year tenure. He has during this time, also evolved the umbrella of IAC’s companies into relationship-based, technology and data driven, multifaceted and forward-thinking companies. He has created cultures driven toward innovation, significantly increasing female leadership and developed industry wide practices to stay ahead of the exponentially developing technological world.


Tara Shaikh

General Manager & COO
(818) 508-7034 ext 202

Tara Shaikh, General Manager and COO, manages operations, asset acquisition and the equipment auction division of Industrial Assets Corporation, one of the largest privately held equipment management firms in the world.

Ms. Shaikh has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies and industry leading manufacturers, buying and selling multi-million dollar equipment, real estate, complete plant asset packages, commercial vehicles, classic cars and luxury goods. Since appointed, Ms. Shaikh has been transforming the company by evolving one of the largest equipment auctioneers into a technology-enabled, data-driven, multi-channel asset management and disposition platform.


Rick Kruger

President
(323) 587-1887

Rick began his career in 1982 working for various machinery companies throughout the United States. Holding positions beginning in machinery sales, advancing to Vice President and now President at IA Machinery, Rick's expertise includes metal working, fabricating, chip-making, wood working and plastics equipment/production lines. Rick has grown 2 successful machinery companies from the ground up and is a true resource of information for the Machinery World.


Nyk Westbrook

Director of Business Development
(818) 508-7034 ext 205

Nyk Westbrook began his career with MDI at BidItUp Auctions Worldwide as a Marketing Associate in 2011 and has since then become Director of Business Development. Over the last year he has sourced, managed and completed many successful auction projects for an array of clients and industries. Prior to joining BidItUp he held the position of Branch Manager for a natural spring water company called Earth2o in his hometown of Eugene, OR.


Shawn Gaffney

Web Marketing
(818) 508-7034 ext 212

Shawn is a graduate of ITT Technical Institute with an AS in Information Technology — Multimedia. Shawn has spent the last 7 years working in marketing, specifically email marketing, and now is head of e-marketing with IA at IA Machinery and BidItUp Auctons Worldwide, Inc.