ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced that CEO Rollie Benjamin was named a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Award/Retail Division in the Upper Midwest Region. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Benjamin co-founded ABRA Auto Body & Glass in 1984 with one repair center in Fridley, Minn. Currently, there are 98 ABRA repair centers in 11 states, and the company is pursuing growth through additional corporate-owned and franchised locations.
“I am honored to be among such a prestigious group of individuals,” Benjamin said. “I appreciate being considered for the national award and thank the nominating committee and judges for this incredible compliment.”
“In my opinion, this cannot be considered just an individual award,” Benjamin continued. “For the past 25 years, I have worked with an incredible team who has contributed to ABRA’s achievements every step of the way, and without all of them, this recognition would not be possible.”
As a regional award winner, Benjamin is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 13. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
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