Mission and History
The Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) is a nonprofit professional association whose mission is to accredit our certified equipment appraisers. Through the promotion of standards of professional practice, ethical conduct, and market-based experience, our company has continued to thrive on its original ethics since our establishment by the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA) in 1983.
Over its 32 year history, the AMEA has grown to nearly 300 accredited and certified equipment appraiser members from around the world. AMEA provides its members with professional designations, timely news, continuing education opportunities, referrals to clients, networking, discounts on conventions and CE programs, and other benefits such as reference and research tools through or web site’s back office for members only. Those searching for an appraiser may search for a specific member through the online member directory.
The foundation of the AMEA is our Code of Ethics and Standards and Procedures Of Professional Appraisal Ethics and Practice . The Standards and Procedures of Professional Appraisal Practice conform to the standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice established by The Appraisal Foundation. The AMEA has endorsed the work of the Appraisal Foundation, and is represented on The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC). The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) is composed of 57 non-profit organizations and government agencies, which represent appraisers, users of appraisal services and government agencies. TAFAC serves to involve the public in the appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications development process.
Norman “Norm” Adler, AEA of MDNA Member firm, Hilco Appraisal Services, LLC, was AMEA’s First President. Serving on the MDNA Board as the MDNA Accreditation Committee Chairman, Norm Adler did much of the groundwork in establishing the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA). Rightfully so, he was elected AMEA’s first president, serving from 1983-1984. Norm also authored the Standards and Procedures of Professional Appraisal Ethics and Practice for the AMEA. In recognition for his outstanding leadership and exceptional dedication to the machinery and equipment appraisal profession, Norm received the Dave Lang Award and the Emeritus Honor from AMEA.