Auction president Bob McConkey and general manager Lori Pidgeon shared the news with customers during the auction's  “Touchdown Drive” promotional event sale in November: Pidgeon transitions from EPI’s general manager into a new role with the McConkey Auction Group (MAG). Luke Pidgeon, who has served as EPI El Paso’s assistant general manager since 2013, assumes the role of general manager. 

“Lori came to us with over 20 years of auction experience, and she has done an outstanding job of building a solid team in El Paso,” says McConkey. “As a member of that team,” he adds, “Luke has earned the upmost respect of EPI’s staff and customers; he possesses the knowledge and leadership skills to build upon the legacy that Lori has established. We congratulate Lori on her success and we are thrilled to keep her on our team as her role evolves.” 

While eager to return to the Pacific Northwest, Lori’s departure from El Paso is bittersweet. “The past five years have been extremely rewarding, both professionally and personally,” she says. “It was a privilege to guide a team of hard working, caring employees in developing a solid footprint in El Paso.” 

Lori’s new position with the McConkey Auction Group will include working on special projects, human resources and more for all four MAG locations. She will be based in Portland, Oregon. 

Together with DAA Northwest, DAA Seattle and KCI Kansas City, EPI El Paso is a member of the McConkey Auction Group. All four locations are ServNet auctions and are powered by Auction Edge.