Michel “HOSS” Bertrand is one of very few fluently bilingual auctioneers in Canada, conducting auctions in both official languages French and English. Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, he operated a small moving company as well as an antique and used furniture retail store for nearly 25 years. He graduated from the South Western School of Auctioneering in March of 1993 and ran HOSS’Auctioneering Services Inc. from 1993 to 2004.
In only five short years as an Auctioneer, he captured the All Round World and Canadian Champion Auctioneer titles at the championships in 1998. In 2004, he signed a two-year contract as head foreign auctioneer for ICOWORKS, an international commercial industrial auction company. He now owns and operates Global Assets Solutions Inc. Auctioneers, Appraisers and Liquidators with his wife Karen Bertrand. When he is not conducting his own auctions, you can find him auctioneering for (North Toronto Auto Auctions) located in Innisfil Ontario, Dealer auctions on Fridays and Public car auction held every 2nd Saturday of the Month. Michel “Hoss” Bertrand is nationally recognized and well respected as a bilingual auctioneer within the industry. He is a graduate of The Institute of Canadian Certified Auctioneers (ICCA), and graduate of the Certified Personal Property Appraisers Guild of Canada (CPPAG). He is also past President for the Auctioneers Association of Canada, proud member and in good standing with the Auctioneers Association of Canada, The Auctioneers Association of Ontario, the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce