Rick Ratchford, CPA
Rick serves on FGP’s Executive Leadership Team as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. With the goal of increasing revenue growth and financial stability, he is responsible for all financial operations for FGP including benefits, risk management, accounting, treasury, and compliance. Since joining the company in 2009, the organization has seen annual revenue increase by more than 97%. Rick brings more than 35 years of finance and accounting experience to FGP. Rick is a recipient of the FGP Great Person of the Year award, given annually to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of one individual.
As a tenured CPA and previous CFO, Rick has had a steady progression of financial roles within industrial sectors, including automotive, real estate development, construction, household goods, computer, power tool accessories, and textiles. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.
What do you love to do outside of work?
I love just about anything to do with automobiles. As a history buff, I have always enjoyed the combination of history and autos with vintage automobiles, particularly from the art deco era of the 1930’s and the 1950’s. I have owned many such vehicles and learned on my own to repair them. Lately I find I really enjoy the driving aspect of a fine sports car and talking with others who share the same passion. When possible I enjoy combining my love of travel, history and automobiles like my recent trip to the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance on the Monterey peninsula in California.
Aside from necessities, what is the one thing you could not go a day without?
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