Our team

We Solve Your Industrial Marketing Issues

Over three decades ago, Rico Mandel (a passionate photographer and graphic artist with a background in sales) decided to do more with his wide variety of skills and formed The Rico Group. When the agency began, Rico cast a wide net and worked in many facets of food, lifestyle, and manufacturing industries. Today, The Rico Group has grown to become a reputable marketing agency, providing diverse online and offline solutions specifically to industrial manufacturing businesses.

Rico Mandel - CEO - Industrial Job Shop Marketing Agency

Rico Mandel


Rico has over 30 years experience as an award winning photographer, creative director, and marketer. He’s got a knack for figuring out what makes a company unique and how to get that point across to their customers in engaging ways. He has worked on campaigns for fortune 500 companies and small mom and pop shops… and everything in between. He loves finding out how things are made and helping business owners grow their companies. He’s also a dedicated family man and a trained chef who loves everything about being with his children, food, wine, and travel.

Kim Ralph - The Rico Group Team - Industrial Job Shop Marketing Agency

Kim Ralph

COO, Graphics, Writer, & Production

Kim has over 20 years experience as an award winning graphic designer, web designer, content writer/creator, and computer repair technician. Kim graduated from the University of Laverne with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. She has multiple certifications in digital multimedia, graphic design, web design, and studio production. When she’s away from her computer she enjoys working in the garden, making custom jewelry, reading, playing video games, working out, and spending time with her family

Elaboubi, Developper - The Rico Group Team - Industrial Job Shop Marketing Agency

N. Elaboubi

Programmer & Web Developer

Elaboubi has over 10 years experience as a web developer and web designer. Elaboubi graduated from the University Mohamed V with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He has a variety of more specialized certifications in accounting, analyst programmer, and web programing. Aside from web development, he enjoys spending his time with his family and writing articles about video games.

Alain - The Rico Group Team - Industrial Job Shop Marketing Agency

Alain Abeyta

Art Director

Alain has over 20 years experience as a top art director and graphic designer for a variety of brands and industries. He has run the gamut from creating ad campaigns, retail packaging, video editing, and everything in between.He possesses the knack for truly realizing a client’s vision… even when those visions come in the form of hastily written notes and doodles.