Biographies

Stanford G. Davis, Esq. - Chairman & CEO

Stanford Davis joined his father, Harry, in business in 1974 and was the driving factor in directing Harry Davis & Company’s growth to national prominence.

 

Mr. Davis has orchestrated, managed and conducted hundreds of auction sales that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue across a broad spectrum of manufacturing sectors. His acumen in both industrial equipment and industrial real estate in has proven him an invaluable resource to Trustees, Financial Institutions and Corporate Boards of Directors.

 

Mr. Davis is a member of the Bankruptcy/Trustee section of the Allegheny County Bar Association and appears regularly in Bankruptcy courts providing expert analysis and direction on behalf of creditors, debtors and secured lenders. Mr. Davis has conducted seminars to lenders and the Bankruptcy Bar including, “The Liquidation Process – The Auction Solution.” 

 

Mr. Davis is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D. 1972), American University (B.S. 1969).  Mr. Davis is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Pennsylvania and holds auction licenses throughout the United States.

 

A former No.1 tennis player at American University, Mr. Davis was presented the “Senior Athlete of the Year” award in 1969 across all varsity sports. He is currently a single digit handicap golfer.

Leonard Davis - President, and Senior Appraiser

Leonard is the Principal Broker/Auctioneer, Senior Appraiser and Chief Valuation Analyst for Harry Davis & Company.

 

Leonard’s expert analysis has been recognized by the worldwide Food & Beverage Industry. As such, in addition to the scores of auction sales and appraisals performed each calendar year, Leonard has successfully brokered operational food production facilities for continued operations on behalf of Multi-Billion Dollar Global Food Conglomerates, Fortune 500 Corporations, Financial Institutions, Secured Creditors, Single Location Companies, Bankruptcy Courts/Trustees and many others throughout North America.

 

Leonard also maintains lifelong auction and appraisal experience within the Pharmaceutical, Nutriceutical, Machine Tool, Plastics, Metalworking, Printing, Refractory, Chemical Processing, Construction, Woodworking and many additional industries.

 

Leonard is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh; He maintains auction licenses throughout the United States and graduated from the Missouri Auction School in 1997; Leonard also maintains a Pennsylvania real estate license. He is a member of the American Society of Appraisers, Equipment Appraisers Association of North America, National Auctioneers Association and the Industrial Auctioneers Association.

 

Leonard takes great pride as the 3rd generation to lead Harry Davis & Company.  Leonard is very pleased to donate his time to numerous non-profit organizations every year by conducting live auction sales at annual benefit functions.

Aaron Morgenstern, Managing Director

Aaron brings a broad base of successful management and business development experience to Harry Davis & Company.  Aaron’s people skills and problem-solving abilities are a great asset to Harry Davis & Company.

 

Prior to joining Harry Davis & Company, Aaron was a District Sales Manager for US Foodservice at their Baltimore and South Florida Divisions. Aaron managed the Washington, DC sales teams with outstanding results, exceeding $100 Million in annual sales. In addition to managing his team, Aaron played a crucial role in training new sales people and was responsible for business development and maintaining customer relationships.

 

In January 2011, Aaron became an Accredited Machinery And Technical Specialties Course Instructor for the American Society Of Appraisers.  In addition, Aaron is a 2010 graduate of the Missouri Auction School, an Accredited Machinery and Technical Specialties Appraiser with the American Society Of Appraisers and a member of the Equipment Appraisers Association Of North America.

Dennis Suba - Appraiser, Site Supervisor

Dennis’ experience and knowledge of machinery & equipment is an invaluable asset to Harry Davis & Company. For over 30 years Dennis has managed the on-site auction preparation responsibilities throughout numerous industries including: Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Nutriceutical, Machine Tool, Plastics, Metalworking, Printing, Refractory, Chemical Processing, Construction, Woodworking and many additional industries.

 

Dennis' valuation acumen has been relied upon over the course of thousands of appraisal reports for Harry Davis & Company clients.  Dennis regularly performs appraisal duties across a broad spectrum of industrial categories.

Peter Rosenfeld, Marketing Director

Peter is responsible for developing and executing marketing campaigns for Harry Davis & Company’s auction sales and other business activities.  Peter manages Harry Davis & Company’s web site and is responsible for the firm’s direct mail, trade journal and other print and online media advertising. He specializes in researching markets and targeting customers in specific industrial categories.

 

Peter’s background in marketing, commercial printing and broadcasting brings valuable experience to his position. He has been with Harry Davis & Company for over 25 years.