Expert Witness - Machinery and Equipment Appraisal / Valuation

Do you need an expert witness in the field of machinery and equipment appraisal and valuation?  An expert witness in the area of machinery equipment appraisal can be an important individual on your legal team.  Calculating accurate estimates of value for tangible assets requires knowledge and experience.


Kipp A. Krukowski, MBA, BSME, ASA (MTS)

Related Designations & Degrees

  • ASA - Accredited Senior Appraiser, Machinery & Technical Specialties - American Society of Appraisers
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration, Production/Operations Management - Carnegie Mellon University
  • BSME - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Youngstown State University

Appraisal Courses Completed

  • Introduction to Machinery & Equipment Valuation
  • Machinery & Equipment Valuation Methodology
  • Machinery & Equipment Valuation & Advanced Topics and Case Studies
  • Machinery & Equipment Valuation & Advanced Topics & Report Writing
  • Appraisal of Inventory
  • Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser Training
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • Business Valuation Fundamentals, Techniques, and Theory
  • Business Appraisal Review Accreditation Workshop
  • Expert Witness Bootcamp

Graduate MBA Courses Completed at Carnegie Mellon University

  • Strategic Cost Analysis
  • Manufacturing Strategy
  • Production & Operations Management
  • Just-In-Time Manufacturing
  • Distribution & Location
  • Quantitative Methods of Management Science
  • Total Quality Management
  • Probability & Statistics I & II
  • Data Mining & Decision Making
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Industrial Marketing

Undergraduate Engineering Related Courses Completed at Youngstown State University

  • Mechanical Engineering Computations
  • Stress and Strain Analysis I & II
  • Mechanical Systems Design I & II
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Kinematics of Machines
  • Kinetics of Machinery
  • Engineering Materials
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Mechanics I, II, & III
  • Dynamic Systems Analysis
  • Dynamics
  • Control Theory
  • Circuits & Electronics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Fluid Applications
  • Thermodynamics I & II
  • Engineering Communication with Computer Aided Design
  • Engineering Computations
  • Engineering Drafting
  • Engineering Economy
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Calculus I, II & III
  • Differential Equations I & II
  • Physics I, II & III
  • Chemistry I & II

Business Intermediary Courses Completed

  • Manufacturing M&A
  • Pricing Small Businesses - Levels 1 & 2
  • Negotiating the M&A Process
  • Succession Planning
  • Financing the M&A Acquisition
  • Maximizing the Value of the Privately Held Company
  • Tax Issues of Business Brokerage
  • Recasting Financial Statements
  • Managing the Due Diligence Process
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) Program


  • Held various strategic and management positions at General Motors and Delphi Corporation. These included a range of commercial and operational assignments in the areas of Global Purchasing, Supplier Quality Assurance, and Production Control and Logistics. Attended Black Belt Six Sigma Training while employed at Delphi Corporation.
  • Founder and Previous Owner of Confidential Business Sale, Inc. Successfully completed over 100 business transactions representing business owners in the sale of their business, which included: Metal Stamping Company, Beverage Manufacturer / Food Processor, Prototype Manufacturer, Custom Wood Products Manufacturer, Precision Machining & Grinding Company, Granite Countertop Manufacturer, Hydraulic Manifold Manufacturer, Aftermarket Automotive Restyling Specialist, Plastic Injection Molding Tool Builder, Chocolate Manufacturer, Aluminum Fabricator, Foundry & Machine Shop, Custom Computer Manufacturer, Cabinet Manufacturer, Metal Fabrication Manufacturer, CNC Contract Machining Manufacturer, Material Handling Equipment Distributor, Chemical Products Distributor, Hardwood Flooring Supplies Distributor, Industrial Products Distributor, Full-Service Print Shop, Tree Service Business, Landscape Supply Company as well as others

Other Awards and Recognition

  • Past President of Tau Beta Pi, Engineering National Honor Society, Youngstown State University
  • Previously honored as the Youngstown State University School of Engineering's "Man of the Year"
  • COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises), Northeast Ohio's largest small business support organization's MindSpring Expert for Buying and Selling a Business
  • Member of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) Associate Member Committee
  • Recognized by the Business Brokerage Press as an Industry Expert for Selling Manufacturing Companies

To receive a complete CV, please call Kipp at (888) 343-9335 ext. 721 to discuss your expert witness needs.