James P. Pirrung professional auctioneer, President and CEO of Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. of Wayland, New York was awarded the prestigious “Auctioneer of the Year” designation by the New York State Auctioneers Association at its 60th annual convention hosted at the Ramada Inn in Geneva, NY on January 18 and 19th.
The award honors those members who have demonstrated high ethical standards and have made significant contributions to the profession and have strived to raise awareness to the success of marketing through the auction industry.
Pirrung said he was humbled by the recognition. “This award is an honor that I didn’t expect to come my way and it is most meaningful in the fact that I was selected by my peers. It is without doubt an honor to follow in the footsteps of so many past recipients that I have been mentored by over the many years of membership in the “Association”. My Dad was indoctrinated into the NYS Auctioneers “Hall of Fame” in 1987.”
The Pirrung family auction business is celebrating 67 years this year. Victor “Pat” Pirrung started the business in 1948. It was incorporated in 1978. “My Dad was a “Pioneer” in selling real estate at auction! Today we specialize in the real estate at auction method in New York State and Pennsylvania, along with agricultural and agribusiness auctions through- out the Eastern United States having sold auctions in 12 states.” Jim’s expertise and nationwide contacts developed over years of industry participation have made him a leader in this niche, being called on regularly as an advisor to farmers, lenders and the legal community.