Asta Auctions specializes in timed online auctions of pro Audio, Lighting, Video and Staging Equipment.
Asta Auctions was founded to address a need in the AV Industry. Too often the buying and selling of pro Audio, Lighting, Video or Staging equipment was left to those who were not familiar with the specifications or application of a particular piece of gear. Often, this resulted in those selling not realizing the highest prices, and those buying making leap-of-faith purchases. The expertise of the Asta Auction specialists have decades of combined experience buying and selling AV Equipment.
Particularly during these challenging times, sellers need the confidence that comes from working with a company who is equally passionate and knowledgable, and buyers need to know as much as they can about an item before making a purchase.
Our dedicated auction facility provides a clean and comfortable place to inspect and assess items during the preview period. Our team of AV Equipment specialists will be on hand to answer questions from buyers, and provide a reassuring and friendly presence to anyone visiting our facility.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss how we can help you realize the best possible result for the sale of your equipment, please get in touch.
Steven Vian has spent his entire career in the AV Production Industry. Currently the President of Production Service Industries, Steve’s career started in high school mixing bands. The first iteration of ‘PSI’ started in his garage, where as a father with young children, he was a ‘one-man-show’, loading the van by himself, doing the gig, and getting home long after his family had gone to bed. These days, PSI is the official production supplier for Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, the official AV supplier for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games and has a team of over 90 technicians and operators who do today what Steve himself did for so many years. Through it all, buying and selling equipment has been a passion and a focus. This experience and a company built on his belief that the client’s happiness is all that matters, is the genesis of Asta Auctions. Steve lives with his wife Jackie in Niagara-On-The-Lake.
Jackie began her professional career at Ericsson Communications. After a pause to raise two daughters, Jackie brought her blue chip corporate experience to the financial side of PSI, where she kept a steady hand on the tiller as the company grew from a one-man operation, to a full-service live event production company with offices in Mississauga & St.Catharines. That combination of forward thinking while keeping an eye on the bottom line is critical to the success of Asta Auctions, and gives clients the confidence that the administration of every auction will be conducted with care and integrity. Jackie and Steve Vian live in Niagara-On-The-Lake with their 13-year old doodle Benny.
An auction is an event that brings together many people for a short time, and has many moving parts. Jeremy’s experience as General Manager of Production Service Industries, where he oversees a team of dozens of technicians and multi-show weekends to Asta Auctions. His touring career began in 1999 as the drummer in the band Staggered Crossing. A natural inclination for logistics became a vocation when he successfully got his band to and from the west coast. Between tours as production manager, road manager or drummer (or sometimes all three), Jeremy spent 14 years as the Sales Manager for Paul Hahn & Co., Canada’s oldest piano store. Buying, selling and restoring pianos, while establishing long-term client relationships was a hallmark of his time there. Understanding that meeting and exceeding client expectations is what any business needs to thrive is an asset that will benefit all Asta Auctions buyers and consignors.