Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association's
1990 Dealer of the Year
In 1969, Ben began his automotive career as a sales representative for Royal Oldsmobile in Metairie. Nine years later in 1978, he established Eagle Buick, and in 1986 he established Eagle Imports.
Association involvement included a two-year term on the LADA Board and the chairmanship of the 1981 LADA Convention. Ben also was active in NADA and served as president of the Greater New Orleans New Car Dealers Association in 1981 and 1982 and on its Board from 1979 to 1984.
Nationally, Ben has held many seats, such as membership on the Buick National Dealer Council, the Buick Zone Dealer Council, and the Midwest Regional Buick Dealer Council. He also chaired the Buick Select Sixty Dealers in 1984.
Awards have been many. Eagle Buick and Imports were third in Buick sales in Louisiana and first in Mittisubishi. The Image of Excellence Award was presented to Ben in 1986, and he was named one of the Top 25 Mitsubishi Dealers in sales in 1989.