Our Staff


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Management

Rich Marowski,
General Manager


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Mike Risucci,
New Car Manager

Michael has worked at Don's Ford for 36 years, and for the past 25 years he has been the New Car Manager. In total, he has spent 38 years working in the car industry.

At home, he has his wife, Sue and daughter Tori, and enjoys golfing and spending time with family in his spare time. Michael was a graduate from Proctor High School.


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Matt Potasiewicz, Sales Manager

Matt has worked at Don's Ford for the past seven years as the Sales Manager. He is also a Volunteer Firefighter for the Whitesboro Fire Department.

In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and spending time with his family.


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Nick Borelli,
Finance Manager


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Dan Dillenbeck,
BDC Manager

Dan started at Don's Ford three and a half years ago and is now working as the Internet Sales Manager. He runs their BDC Department, digital marketing and is a backup finance and insurance manager.

 He graduated with a Bachelors from SUNY Cobleskill, and worked for Cazenovia Equipment Company for over 10 years, before joining the Don's Ford team. In his spare time, Dan enjoys spending time with his family, farming, and many other outdoor actives.


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Jo Marie Ferrucci, Business Manager

Jo Marie started at Don's Ford a year ago, as the Business Manager. All together she has spent 41 years in the car industry.

She graduated from Mohawk Valley College, and has two children, from which she has four granddaughters.


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Billy Melendez, Service Manager

Billy has worked for Don's Ford Service for 30 years, he is currently the manager of our Service Department. He is a graduate of Proctor High School.

At home, he has three children, and enjoys to spend time with his family, workout and maintain his hobby of cars.

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Don Davies, Parts Manager

Don has been with Don's Ford Parts for almost 30 years, he is currently the manager of our Parts Department.


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Sales Staff

Andrew Slegaitis, BDC Administrator

Andrew started at Don's Ford about seven months ago, as a BDC Administrator. Previous to this he was in the Navy for five years.

He is currently attending Mohawk Valley College and plans to major in Science and Engineering. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys chemistry and archery.


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Matthew Slegaitis, BDC Administrator

Matthew started at Don's Ford a year and a half ago, as a BDC Administrator. Previously he was enlisted in the Marines for four years. 

He currently attends college, and in his spare time, Matt enjoys writing and learning about history.


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Deb Childs, BDC Administrator

Deb just recently joined Don's Ford about two months ago, as a BDC Administrator. She worked at our Corporate office for the past two years before coming here.

She is a graduate of New Hartford Senior High School, and has two children, Matthew and Heather, as well as two grandchildren.

Deb is the Vice President of Floyd's Lady Auxiliary, which raises money for fireman. With the rest of her spare time, she enjoys camping and spending time with family.

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Steve Macrina,
Fleet Sales Specialist

Steve started at Don's Ford two years ago and is currently our Fleet Sales Specialist. Previous to this, he spent two and a half years at Best Buy as a Home Theater Sales Consultant.

He is a graduate of Notre Dame High School, and SUNY Polythenic Institute with a degree in Business Administration. In his spare time, Steve enjoys working on cars and sports.


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Andrew Street, Sales Consultant

Andrew has worked at Don's Ford for a year, as a Sales Consultant. He previously worked in the banking industry for five years.

 He received his Bachelors in Business Administration and Finance from SUNY Polythenic Institute. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys golfing, mountain biking, kayaking, and camping. 

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David Place, Sales Consultant

David has worked at Don's Ford for two years as a Sales Consultant and has spent a total of seven years in the car industry. He worked on the sales team at another Ford dealership and was an outdoor salesman throughout the Northeast for 15 years.

At home, David lives with his wife Brenda. He has two children and one stepson, who is in the Army. During his spare time, he enjoys golfing and being able to relax with family and friends.


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Rick Renodin,
Sales Consultant

Rick has worked at Don's Ford for 21 years as a Sales Consultant, with a total of 34 years in the car industry. He graduated from Poland Central High School and previously spent 20 years in the insurance business. 

At home, he has his wife Linda, together they have five sons, and two daughters, from which he has 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In his spare time, Rick enjoys golfing and reading non-fiction books.


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Scott Risucci,
Sales Consultant

Scott has worked for Don's Ford for 10 years as a Sales Consultant. He is retired from the State of New York and was a self-employed landscaper.

At home, he lives with his wife Deanna, and together they have three daughters, Genna, Carissa, and Domenica. When he gets any spare time, Scott enjoys traveling.


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Mike Cardello,
Sales Consultant

Mike has worked at Don's Ford for 12 and half years as a Sales Consultant. He graduated from Rome Free Academy.

At home, Mike lives with his wife, Ashley and their two children, Hunter and Jack. In his spare time, he enjoys being in the outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing or camping.


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Kyle Buol,
Sales Consultant

Kyle started working at Don's Ford four months ago as a Sales Consultant. Previously he spent six years in the army and worked on the sales team at AT&T for two years.

He graduated from Rome Free Academy and attended Utica College. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys biking, camping, and spending time with friends.


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Jim Marino,
Sales Consultant

Jim has worked at Don's Ford for 31 years as a Sales Consultant. He is married with three children.


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Robert Gulla,
Sales Consultant

Bob started at Don's Ford five months ago as a Sales Consultant but grew up in the car industry from the ages of 12 to 20. He was a Funeral Director for his own company for 19 years and spent time working with many other companies. Bob graduated from SUNY Canton and was also a County Coroner.

At home, he lives with his wife, Lindsay and their three children, Jack, Joey, and Amalia. He is involved in the Galliano, Toccolana and Rome Elks clubs. Bob was also a former member of the Youth Baseball Member Board and President of Rome Youth Hockey. 

In his spare time, Bob enjoys golfing, cornhole, bocce, gardening and watching his children's sporting events.

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Office Staff

John Fero, New Car Delivery Coordinator

John has worked at Don's Ford for 36 years, currently as the Inventory Coordinator and has a total of 39 and a half years in the car industry.

He has previous experience from Frank G. Chevrolet, Skitter Ford and Lincoln Sales, and Finishline Ford, Lincoln, Mercury in Statesville, North Carolina. He is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School.

 At home, John lives with wife, Wendy. Together they have five children, four daughters, and one son. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching old movies, walks in the woods with his wife, and taking excellent care of his 3 older model BMW 3Zs. And of course, spending time with his nine grandchildren.

 "The biggest risk of all is not to take the risk at all."


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Ryan Meenan, Delivery Coordinator

Ryan has worked at Don's Ford for five years and is currently our Delivery Coordinator. He graduated from Remsen Central High School and attended Mohawk Valley College for welding. Previously he worked at Upstate Cerebral Palsy as a Direct Care Worker, for four years.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys going to car shows.


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Kayla Fish, Dealership Specialist II

Kayla has worked at Don's Ford for six years as the Dealership Specialist II. She bills out our deals, accounting and much more. 

She graduated from Herkimer College with an Associates in Accounting, and previously spent four years at the Lutheran Home on the kitchen staff.

At home, she has her two dogs, Harley and Jax. And when she gets free time she enjoys snowmobiling, spending time with family and friends, concerts, vacationing, and attending hockey and soccer games.


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Beth Reese, Dealership Accountant

Beth started at Don's Ford four months ago, as our Dealership Accountant. She has been in the car business for a little over two years now, spending two years working for Lithia at our Corporate office. 

She graduated from Kaplan University with a degree in Business Management, and previous to this spent 10 and a half years as an Administrative Assistant at Family Dollar.

Beth has three children, April, Adam and Bailee, and from them, two grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing bingo.

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Ashley Peck, Receptionist

Ashley started at Don's Ford eight months ago as our Receptionist, whom also helps a great deal with our accounting. She has spent a total of almost two years in the car industry. 

She graduated from Waterville High School and previous to Don's she spent 11 years working at Hannaford as the Service Leader. 

At home, she has her three children, Trevor, Maelyn, and Colton. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys, spending time outside, being with her family, and golfing.


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Francesca Wiegand, DMV Specialist

Francesca has worked at Don's Ford for a little over a year. She is our DMW Specialist who also bills out our deals, registers vehicles and much more.

She is a graduate of Notre Dame High School, and previously worked at Price Chopper as a back-up receiver for six years. As well as at M&M Mars, as a retail merchants for two years in which she covered all of New York.

At home, she lives with her husband, Kenny and step-son Travis, and their two cats, Larry and Defazio. In her spare time, Francesca enjoys vacationing at Alex Bay, camping, and attending hockey and soccer. 

She is also a huge Vegas Golden Knights Hockey fan.


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Steven Putch,
Shipping and Receiving


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Service Staff

Wendy Carlson, Quick Lane Manager

Wendy has worked in Don's Ford Service for 14 years, she is currently our Quick Lane Manager. She has a total of 15 years in the car industry. 

At home, Wendy has her miniature Yorkie Schnauzer, Captain Morgan. And in her spare time, she enjoys reading. She graduated from the University of North Carolina, with a degree in Biology and Life Science.


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Gabriel Grann, Quick Lane Advisor

Gabe started in Don's Ford Service about a year and a half ago, he is currently our Quick Lane Advisor. He graduated from West Canada Valley High School and received a degree in Fire Prevention from Mohawk Valley College.

In his spare time, Gabriel enjoys snowmobiles, motorcycles, and four-wheelers. He is also a volunteer firefighter in Schuyler, NY.


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John Mazza, Service Advisor

John has worked in Don's Ford Service for 13 years and is currently one of our Service Advisors. In total, he has spent 24 years working in the car industry. 

At home, John has four children and enjoys spending time with them, as well as, cooking, boating, and camping. He is a graduate of Proctor High School.


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Christopher Vella, Service Dispatcher

Chris has worked in Don's Ford Service for 9 years, and he is currently a Service Dispatcher. Prior to Don's, he spent four years working at Anaconda Sports. 

He graduated from Mohawk Valley College with a degree in Business Management. At home, Chris has a wife and four children. In his spare time, he enjoys running and cycling.


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Parts Staff

Bradley Sweet, Parts Advisor

Bradley has been with Don's Ford Parts Department for a year, as one of our Parts Advisors.


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Daryl Logan, Parts Advisor

Daryl has been with Don's Ford Parts for about 6 months, as one of our Parts Advisors.


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Bill Taylor,
Parts Counter


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Kevin Sullivan,
Parts Counter


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Jim Mann,
Parts Counter


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John Carhart,
Parts Counter


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