Our Team

The Tradewest Team


Tradewest is a third-generation auction firm, incorporating the best of shared values and integrity, and a wealth of experience that only years of service to buyers and sellers can bring. We have managed the valuation and sale of hundreds of millions of dollars of commercial and industrial assets in hundreds of projects, ranging from small to mid-size privately held companies, to the largest-ever mine equipment liquidation in North America on behalf of BHP Billiton Mines. We work closely with owners and managers to understand your situation, concerns and required outcomes, and our business plans are designed to match your specific needs.


Senior Management


Kenneth J. Ardiel, President & CEO



Ken Ardiel has been a major participant and innovator in the auction, liquidation and valuation business for more than forty-five years, as founder and president of Tradewest Asset Solutions Inc. Ken has lead the company to its current position as the largest auction seller of sawmill & forest products, and mine equipment in North America.  


Ken has acted as expert witness in court proceedings with respect to asset valuations, for business and insurance matters.


Contact Ken at kardiel@tradewestsales.com


Matthew T. Ardiel, Vice-President, Industrial Sales & Appraisals



Matt Ardiel brings twenty-three years of experience to every business interaction. As a senior appraiser, Matt’s knowledge of plant and industrial machinery is unparalleled. He is exceptionally well-informed regarding current market values and brings that experience to bear on appraisals and sales projects of industrial machinery and equipment across Canada on behalf of business owners, financial institutions, trustees and insurance companies.  


Matt is a member in good standing of Canadian Personal Property Appraisal Group, CPPAG, the accreditation body for appraisals in Canada.  


Matt understands that when you call us, time is usually of the essence, and our response times are geared to the realities of business and industry. 


Contact Matt at mtardiel@tradewestsales.com