Ben grew up in Amesbury and graduated from Amesbury High School in 1994. Following high school graduation, he attended Manchester Technical College. He started working at AFA in 1999 and learned at least as much from his new boss and mentor, Denis Gagnon, as he did in college. Since then, Ben has become ASE Certified in many areas, (Least of which is his L3 Certification for working on Hybrids which is rare in this area). He is currently working on his ASE "Master Technician Certification". Ben understands the value and importance of these ASE Certifications and wants his customers to know that there are properly trained and certified technicians working on their vehicles.
Ben knows that customer satisfaction and long-term relationships are key to his success.
He is very enthusiastic about developing programs to make doing business at
Amesbury Foreign Auto even more convenient and pleasant for customers.
Dennis is a highly-experienced, ASE Master Certified Technician and has been working in the automotive industry for more than 45 years. Formerly a navy man, Dennis floated in a carrier on the open seas. His job was to make things work and he had to accomplish that with limited parts available. His successful strategy was Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance. He has carried what he learned in the Navy throughout his career. Dennis believes things should be repaired to last. He always tackles problems with that mindset - seeking a permanent solution. He has worked in dealerships and has extensive experience with: Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Honda's and more. He decided to open his own repair facility in 1990 and Amesbury Foreign Auto was born. With more than 26 years of small business experience, Dennis has decided to remain at Amesbury Foreign Auto to share his expertise with Ben and to continue to work on cars.
Marketing, Administration and Customer Service.
Ariana is Ben's wife and the mother of their young son, Killian. Ari's warm and friendly personality shines through in everything she does. Her extensive customer service experience and exceptional communication skills make her a true asset to the business. Ari admits she has a lot to learn about automobiles, but she is eager to do just that.