Don's Ford

5712 Horatio Street
Directions Utica, NY 13502

  • Sales: (844) 338-9006
  • Service: (888) 697-1350
  • Parts: (888) 583-6322


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Jack Capponi, General Sales Manager

  • Steven Putch,
    Shipping and Receiving

  • John Carhart,
    Parts Counter
    (888) 832-8305

  • John Odell IV,
    Service Advisor
    (877) 730-8761

  • Mike Risucci,
    New Car Manager

  • Todd Crandall,
    Finance Manager
    (888) 347-2004

    Todd has been with the Carbone Auto Group for 8 years, both as a sales person at Honda, and, currently, as an F&I Manager at Don's Ford Subaru BMW. His favorite things about working for Carbone are the people he is able to interact with every day, and the company's commitment to the local community.

    Todd believes family is very important and loves being a dad. He graduated with a BA in business from Utica College and enjoys doing most calculator functions in his head! He likes to play competitive softball and his newest hobby is road biking. He hopes to be involved in the Ride For Missing Children next year.

    When Todd wants to take a vacation from crunching numbers, he chooses to fly out to Houston to visit his sister, brother in law, and his 2 nephews.

  • Drew Farley, Service Manager
    (877) 730-8761

  • Nick Borelli,
    Finance Manager
    (888) 347-2004

  • Chris Vella,
    Service Advisor
    (877) 730-8761

  • Dave Abdou,
    Used Car Manager

  • Jariel Rodreiguez,
    Shipping and Receiving

  • Chris Northrop, Sales Consultant

  • John Mazza,
    Quick Lane® Service Advisor
    (877) 730-8761

  • Bill Taylor,
    Parts Counter
    (888) 832-8305

  • Kevin Sullivan,
    Parts Counter
    (888) 832-8305

  • Jim Mann,
    Parts Counter
    (888) 832-8305

  • Mike Hughes,
    Body Shop Manager
    (315) 797-1520

  • Don Davies,
    Parts Manager
    (888) 832-8305

  • Matt Potasiewicz,
    Floor Manager
    (888) 347-2004

    Matt has been in the automotive industry for 2 1/2 years, and is currently the Floor Manager at Don's Superstore. What he enjoys most about his position at Carbone is the relationships he builds with his customers.

    At home Matt has a wife, 3 sons, a daughter in college, and 3 dogs. He enjoys football, softball, hockey, and his hobby of Scuba. When he is not hard at work at the dealership, Matt enjoys spending time with his family at their camp. He is also involved with the Whitesboro Volunteer Fire Department.

    To contact Matt, give him a call at (877) 694-5432 or send him an email:

  • Ted Koniowka,
    Internet Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

    Ted has been working for Don's Ford Subaru BMW for 5 years, and is the dealership's Internet Sales Manager. His favorite thing about the Carbone team is the hardworking people he gets to work with every day.

    Ted has a wonderful wife and 4 children and enjoys vacationing with them to Portsmouth, NH. In his spare time, Ted likes to watch movies, fish, hunt, and go boating.

    He is also an active member of the American Legion and American Redcross.

    To contact Ted, give him a all at (877) 694-5432 or send him an email:

    What our customers are saying about Ted:

    "Ted was great to work with! Love my new Ford Edge!"

    - Linda Pritchard ( July 2014)

  • Dan Dillenbeck, Internet Specialist

  • Rick Renodin,
    Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

    A 30-year veteran in the automotive sales industry, Rick has spent the last 17 years working for Don's Ford Subaru Carbone BMW. He says the best thing about working for the Carbone Auto Group is their impeccable reputation, fairness, and focus on the local community.

     Rick has quite an extensive family that includes his wife Linda, 5 sons, 2 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren! He is also active in charities that support ALS, Alzheimer's research, and MS research.

     When Rick has free time from work, he likes to play golf, watch sports, and vacation with his family in Lake Tahoe or Lake Placid.

    To contact Rick, give him a call at (877) 694-5432 or send him an email:

  • George Fischer, Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

  • Jeff Miller, Sales Consultant

  • Joe Monahan, Sales Consultant

  • Scott Risucci,
    Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

  • Mike Postilio, Sales Consultant

  • Mike Green,
    Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

    Mike is a 23 year veteran in automotive sales and has spent all those years working for the Carbone Auto Group. When you speak with Mike, he'll tell you that what he enjoys the most about his career are the people.

    Mike lives with his wife, Jeanette, children, Krista and Adam, his dog, Scotty and goldfish, Sunny. He loves being active and enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking and completing home improvements in his spare time. He is also involved with the United Way and Home's for Habitat.

    To contact Mike, give him a call at (877) 694-5432 or send him an email:

  • Jim Marino,
    Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

    Jim is a 27 year automotive sales veteran at Don's Superstore. He has been with Carbone for all 27 years and enjoys the atmosphere and the people he works with.

    Married, with 3 children and pet fish, Jim's family and hobbies of camping, fishing, basketball and football keep him busy when he is not at the dealership. When he gets the chance to vacation, one of his favorite locations is Cape Vincent, NY.

    To contact Jim, give him a call at (877)694-5432 or send him an email:

  • John Fero,
    Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

    John is a 30 year veteran of the Carbone Auto Group, and still loves being a part of the family at Don's Ford Subaru Carbone BMW. He shares his life with his wife, 3 children, 2 step-children, 7 grand kids, and a 12 year Husky named Skyler.

     John enjoys reading in his spare time, as well as classic cars and motorsports. He is also involved with the UCP charity organization.

    If John had to pick a favorite place to vacation, this family man said it would be in his own home.

    To contact John, give him a call at (877) 694-5432 or send him an email:

  • Jim Worden,
    Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

  • Tom Ciccarelli,
    Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

    Tom Ciccareli, a 12 year automotive industry veteran, has been working for the Carbone Auto Group for 12 years. What he enjoys most about working for Carbone is that it's like a family.


    Tom has a lovely family, his wife, Janet, daughter, Jennifer, and his 1 and only grandson Mike. He also has 3 cats, Cosmo, Scotch and Ginger. In his spare time, Tom has many interests including golf, fishing, riding motorcycles, and various collections to name a few.


    A member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks, Tom also helps fund raise for Help our Veteran in Need.

    To contact Tom, give him a call at (877) 694-5432 or send him an email:

  • Mike Cardello,
    Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

    Starting out in our reconditioning department in 2006 and moving to sales representative in 2008, Mike has been a part of the Carbone Auto Group for 8 years. He enjoys the family atmosphere, the community involvement, and the great co-workers he has had the chance to meet along the way.

     Mike is an outdoors kind of guys and he loves to hunt, fish, and play on the tractor. He is also a member of the Clinton Fish and Game Club. When he's not hard at work or outside, Mike also enjoys watching football and motorcross, and spending time with his 2 dogs and 12 ducks.

    To contact Mike, give him a call at (877)694-5432 or send him an email:

  • Matt Cataldo,
    Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

    Matt started out in the Rome Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership 4 years ago and is now working at Don's Ford Subaru BMW. He enjoys the freedom the Carbone Auto Group allows him to be committed and dedicated in his job. He also loves that he can have fun and still help others.

     In his spare time, Matt enjoys cycling, watching motorcross, and vacationing in the Outer Banks, NC.

    To contact Matt, give him a call at (877) 694-5432 or send him an email:

  • Bradley Fromma,
    Sales Consultant
    (888) 347-2004

    A new face to Don's Superstore, Brad has been working as a sales consultant for 5 months. He is enjoying working with his welcoming and helpful coworkers and enjoys interacting with his customers.

    Brad enjoys going to Utica Comets hockey games and watching the horse races at the Saratoga race track. An avid fisherman, he enjoys spending time on the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY.

    To contact Brad, give him a call at (877) 694-5432 or send him an email: