Friendly Ford is happy to have Don Ripoli in Sales at Friendly Ford for our December Employee Spotlight! We sat down with Don to hear more about his family, his current responsibilities at the dealership, and some of his favorite things to do outside of work!
Please tell me a little bit of background information – some of your previous jobs, how you got into your current sales position at Friendly Ford?
I started here in 2015 when I found out I was going to be a dad. Was here 1 year & 6 months left, and worked for a couple different places then after getting married in June I came back.
Have you always lived in the Roselle area?
No, I actually live in Rockford Illinois.
What are your current job responsibilities as a Product Specialist? What is a typical day like for you?
Prospect and talk to everyone I can. A typical day is on the phone and then talking with customers and going out in the community to spread my name along with Friendly Ford’s name.
What are your goals and what do you hope to accomplish at Friendly Ford as you move forward?
I hope to become the best salesman I can be and eventually move into management.
What do you like most about your job and what makes you passionate about your line of work?
I love being able to help people and talk to new people every day. I am passionate because I like what I do and love talking to new people and learning their story.
What would you consider to be your dream car?
Oh without a doubt F-350 King Ranch
What are some of your hobbies outside of work?
I like to hunt and go fishing. Also, love spending time with my son and wife.
What are some fun or interesting facts about yourself?
I am a very outdoors type of guy and never saw myself as a car salesman until I became one and realized that I am good at it!
If someone made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you and why?
Blake Shelton. Because I am a guy who has worked hard for all I have and he seems to be the same way.