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.
Andrew has excellent mechanical abilities and is a vital part of the team here at Amesbury Foreign Auto. Andrew graduated from Sanborn Regional High School in 2017, where he studied, Automotive Technology, among other things. Andrew spends a considerable amount of time each month furthering his education with classes, seminars and hands on experience. He will continue to learn and augment his skills going forward. He enjoys working with Ben and Ari. Andrews personal interests include: Rally Car Racing. He would like to begin racing himself in the next few years with hopes of one day becoming part of the racing elite! Andrew also loves skateboarding and can be seen on his off time rolling around at a skate park, or down the steepest hill in town.
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.
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 remains available to Ben at Amesbury Foreign Auto if needed.