Mark Chaplin is a director in the Detroit (Southfield) office and part of the Machinery and Equipment service line. Mark's primary responsibilities include valuing fixed assets (property, plant and equipment) for financial and tax reporting, purchase price allocation, fixed asset due diligence, fresh start accounting, property tax consulting, bankruptcy/liquidation studies, and impairment issues for various types of businesses.

Mark has more than fifteen years of dedicated valuation experience in a wide range of industries, including automotive manufacturing facilities, automotive assembly facilities, chemical plants, water treatment plants, wastewater systems, information technology systems, telecommunication / fiber optic systems, data center equipment, healthcare equipment, food processing machinery, industrial manufacturing machinery, high-tech test equipment, printing & publishing facilities, and retail store furniture and fixtures. Mark has been involved with valuation of both domestic and international business assets, with personal experience visiting facilities in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom, and throughout the United States. 

Some of Mark's recent engagement highlights include directing the valuation of tangible assets for one of the largest water and sewer systems in the United States for financial reporting purposes in accordance with Government Account Standards Board ("GASB") 69 - Government Combinations and Disposals of Government Operations; directing the valuation of tangible assets for one of the largest ethylene production facilities in the world for tax purposes; directing the valuation of more than 150 worldwide production, warehouse, and testing facilities for a leading automotive supplier which included organizing approximately thirty site inspections; performed long lived asset impairment tests at over twenty manufacturing facilities for several clients; directing the valuation of tangible assets for a global automotive supplier in connection with several recent acquisitions, and leading the fresh start valuation for tangible assets for several large global automotive suppliers.

Mark received his B.A. in finance from Michigan State University.  Mark is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and an Accredited Senior Appraiser.  He is a member of the CFA Society of Detroit, CFA Institute, and American Society of Appraisers.

 

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