Dick Hagopian started DALCO leasing in 1976 in Dayton, Ohio. He has built DALCO to be a premier customer-oriented leasing company in the Midwest. Before that, he worked for Ford Motor Company as a manager in the district sales office. He developed the Ford Recreational Vehicle program.
While at Ford he was also Franchising Manager for the West Coast. He helped create the leasing for Ford Dealer Development with Motors Holding Company. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University.