Les Eck, Wichita Businessman
A native of Kansas, Les Eck was raised around the environment of his family’s Ford dealership. Les Eck attended Haven High School before relocating to Wichita, Kansas to earn a business degree from Wichita State University. In his early twenties and thirties, he managed and owned a Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership in Leavenworth, Kansas. His future would be one of success in business, high regard in the car industry, and full of sterling community involvement.
In 2009, his dealership, Rusty Eck Ford was one of just 19 Ford dealerships across the country (out of approximately 4,000) to receive Ford Motor Company’s Triple Crown Award. This award is given only to American Ford dealerships who have won the President’s Award and the Premier Award as well as being in the top 100 dealerships to sell the most across the country.
Les Eck is generous to those in need, be it charities or schools, and has not forgotten where he came from. Eck is a diamond sponsor for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Wichita. He’s also the founder of Adopt-A-School, a nonprofit program that raises cash for classroom supplies and school district needs throughout Kansas.