Fred Franke - Certified Senior Appraiser

Fred Franke, CSA
Tel: 920-739-9530
Cell: 920-202-2776


Extensive knowledge and experience in machine building, rebuilding, machine design and maintenance as well as manufacturing processes.

His career in manufacturing included assignments as Plant Manager and General Manager. He founded and was a partner in three successful manufacturing companies. From 1981 to 2001 he owned and operated F. Franke & Company, Inc., a new and used machinery dealership, operating nationally as well as internationally.

Mr. Franke appraised machinery and equipment for purchase and resale, for banks, accounting firms and manufacturers for a total of 35 years.

He is a past Secretary of the Machinery Dealers National Association/Chicago Chapter. As a member of the Equipment Appraisers Association of North America, he was a chairperson for program planning for the associationís annual North American Conference.
Memberships and Certifications
  • Equipment Appraisers Association of North America (EAANA)
  • Certified Senior Appraiser (CSA) of the EAANA
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) effective January 1, 2020
  • Second Degree Black Belt, Karate America, 5/14/2016
  • 1981-2020 Various Appraisal Seminars, Continuing Education and Recertification
  • 1974-1978 UW Madison and Marquette University School of Business, Continued graduate program night school studies
  • 1971 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison
  • 1968 B.S. Instrumentation Engineering, Gauss Academy, Berlin
  • 1964 Journeyman Machine Builder, Osram GmbH, Germany


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