From 1984 to 2002 Mr. Hilaire was Director of Supplier Development for Avon Products, Inc. From 1969 to 1984 he held purchasing management positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb, NBC and Lever Brothers. He was instrumental in developing minority purchasing programs at all these companies. He serves on the Board of Directors for the NMSDC, NMBD, and TELICARE of Long Island. Mr. Hilaire is a recipient of the Entrepreneurship Award from the National Black MBA Association. He is also former Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the New York/New Jersey Minority Purchasing Council and of "Try Us" Resources, 1992 Chairman for the National Minority Enterprise Development Week in Washington D.C., 1993 and 1994 Chairman of the Minority Business Expo for the New York/New Jersey Minority Purchasing Council and 1993 Recipient of "Minority Business Coordinator of the Year" Award, given by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.