ATS Auctioneers

 ATS Auctioneers

Auction Technology Specialists

Robert Mayo, CAI, AARE, GPPA

Prior to becoming a professional Auctioneer and President of Mayo Auction and Realty, Robert worked in healthcare management, software development and technology marketing. He also served in the US Army as a Medical Specialist.

Robert is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), a three year program taught at Indiana University, holds the Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate designation (AARE) and is also a Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)

As an auction educator Robert helped write the Auction Technology Specialist (ATS) designation program for The National Auctioneers Association, and has co-taught the course since its inception. He has been a past presenter at State and National Auctioneers Association conferences, is an Instructor at World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City Iowa and operates a real estate continuing education school teaching Realtors and real estate agents in Missouri and Kansas all about real estate auctions.

In 2007 Robert was awarded the title of Kansas State Champion Auctioneer and in 2009 was elected by his peers for a 3 year term to the board of directors for The National Auctioneers Association.  Robert has a passion for the auction industry and believes in serving others through his business. As a Rotarian, he works to apply the 4-way test in all that he does in life. First, is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships, and will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Robert can be reached via email at or at 816-361-2600

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John Schultz

Born to a pack of hard wiring gremlins, this quasimoto is seen here after a young petite lady finished a beer faster than him.  While not the quickest beer drinker in the house, John makes up for his public shortcomings with his political connections and headgear.  On the good days he can be found whizzing his way along the mainframe in the cyber space on Twitter.  Try and keep up with him for good auction fun.

Aaron Traffas

Super Brain and Leader of the ATS task force, Aaron Traffas is a groundbreaker in the Auction Technology Specialist field.  We are lucky to have had him as one of the forefathers of the ATS Designation Program from NAA.