Rhett Ricart, President & CEO, Ricart Automotive Group

Rhett Ricart is president and CEO of Ricart Automotive Group, in Groveport, Ohio. Ricart Ford was founded in June 1953, by his father, Paul Ricart Sr. It was his father's philosophy that in order to lead, you have to work alongside the employees first so he started out washing cars and worked in every aspect of the business. 

In 1982, Rhett and his brother, Fred, assumed ownership of the dealership. Today, they employ over 500 and annually sell approximately 14,000 new and used vehicles across 6 new product lines. Ricart is 2019 vice chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents Ohio's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors. (Term as NADA Vice Chairman: January 2015-January 2021)