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Rick Ricart

President, Ricart Automotive

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Rick Ricart is the President of Ricart Automotive Group, in Columbus, Ohio. Ricart Ford was founded in July 1953, by his grandfather, Paul Ricart Sr. It was his grandfather's philosophy that to lead, you must work alongside the employees first so he started out by working in maintenance and painting light poles around the lot, and since then has worked in every aspect of the business.

In 2011, Rick assumed all Sales and Marketing operations at the dealership in Groveport, Ohio and worked as a Product Specialist, experiencing significant and sustainable growth every year thereafter. In 2018, Rick was appointed co-President of the company. Today, Ricart employs over 600 and annually sells approximately 15,000 new and used vehicles, and has been named the number one franchise Used Car Operation in the U.S for the past three years (according to Auto Remarketing Magazine).

In February of 2019, Ricart Automotive acquired the Farrow Harley-Davidson dealerships in Columbus, OH, making Rick the owner of America's oldest Harley-Davidson dealer. In 2021, Ricart Automotive acquired Tobin Automotive Group in Dublin, adding Chevy, Buick, GMC and Hummer to its portfolio of manufacturers.

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