Ben Wieringa announced his retirement from Solomon Coyle effective January 31.
“The work with Solomon Coyle has been a great and rewarding experience,” Ben said in the announcement circulated to the Solomon Coyle staff last Wednesday. “I appreciate all your help and support during my tenure and wish you all well for the future.”
As our team’s specialist for operational effectiveness, Ben has demonstrated deep expertise in improving critical relationships between a dealer’s efficiency, revenue and profitability in the delivery of warehouse, asset management and installation services. Ben made continuous, metrics-driven improvement his signature specialty for dealer operations and applied it to finance, sales and leadership as well during earlier periods of his career.
What’s next for the apparently inexhaustible Ben Wieringa? Replying in a later email, Ben wrote, “My plans for the future are to continue doing service work at a mission in Mexico as well as my weekly maintenance work at a local Christian school and spending quality time with my children and my seven grandchildren. A little golf in the mix as well.”
The mission that Ben mentioned is Casa Hogar de San Juan, located at the outskirts of the colonial city of San Luis Potosí, in the central Mexican mountains. Known also as Mexican Mountain Mission, Casa Hogar provides disadvantaged children with a home in an atmosphere of faith. Ben has been associated with the home for 45 of the 50 years since Ted and Wanda Murray established it. He shared with us a couple of photos of current and former mission kids taken in 2017 during the group’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Click Ben's photo above to see Casa Hogar pictures.)
Ben, it’s been a privilege to work with you. May you fare well wherever you go. Our very best wishes go with you.