They say that the success of an enterprise does not come from one person alone. But at the same time, it also greatly helps to have a leader who inspires the people to band together in working towards progress. Such is the story of the Bommarito Automotive Group, a venture that has experienced massive growth under the insightful supervision of its president John Bommarito.
Having been exposed to the family business since childhood, the entrepreneur developed a strong desire for automotives at a young age. Given this, it did not come as a surprise when he finally decided to pursue it full-time.
When he officially joined the company, he began working as a salesman selling new Mazdas. Then, eager to learn more about the industry, he transferred to the Nissan location and took on the role of Finance Manager. After that, he went on to handle several positions, including General Manager of Bommarito Cellular.
Over the years, John has made numerous game-changing decisions that helped solidify Bommarito Automotive Group’s reputation as an automotive authority in Missouri. For example, the president has helped the enterprise land the highly coveted Honda and Volkswagen franchises in Hazelwood. In 2007, Audi awarded the Bommarito Automotive Group its new high line point in the West St. Louis County area in Ellisville. Now, the venture is among the elite list of car dealerships to carry the most luxurious and sought brands in the market, such as Pontiac, Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Toyota, Suzuki, Nissan, and Honda.
Aside from helping grow its incredible portfolio, John also ushered in a new wave of innovation for the company through a collaboration with Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. It is a multi-year agreement that was designed to bring back the excitement and enthusiasm for world-class racing in the St. Louis Region after many years. Additionally, for its inaugural show in 2017, the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 was announced with the title sponsor Bommarito Automotive Group bringing all of the cars and stars of the Indianapolis 500.
In keeping with his vision of scaling the brand’s success, the intuitive man spearheaded the venture’s NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series team in 2018. A year later, the Bommarito Automotive Group Indy car series race had quickly grown to become the 3rd largest attended race in the series. On top of that, Indy Car has recognized the president for his exclusive “Audience Enhancement Program,” which has led to the record-breaking attendance for the Bommarito 500 after only two events in the St. Louis region.
John Bommarito has undeniably proven his unrivaled business acumen and passion for his craft. In recognition of the impressive contributions he has made to the industry, he was named winner of the “President Clubs,” a prestigious honor for outstanding Sales and Service awards from franchises like Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, and Volkswagen.
But more than any accolades and distinctions that he received, what truly makes the president of the Bommarito Automotive Group stand out is his exceptional passion for the industry and the company.