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The Crew

Learn more about the Autohaus Crew.

George Rode

President and Owner

George Rode - President and Owner | Autohaus

George has been working on cars since 1970. He found in high school that he had unsurpassed mechanical skills with electric devices. After graduating from high school, he went through two years of college, financing it by working on cars in his home garage. He then got a job at a Subaru, American Motors dealer and quickly moved up to the head technician position. He excelled at the technical schools and was very well respected at the Subaru School . He took and passed all 8 of the nationally certified ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) tests becoming a master technician in 1973. He has taken advanced training at Bosch and has done extensive factory training. Having owned EuroAsian Automotive since 1975, he bought Autohaus in May 2003 because of his passion for business and auto repair. George enjoys playing with his dog, Sheba, who goes almost everywhere with him, traveling, RVing, gardening, home improvement, cooking, home automation and playing tennis with his wife, Janice. He is very active in Rotary as Past-President of the Southtowne Rotary Club, Eugene Chamber of Commerce, he is a counselor with S.C.O.R.E He is the president of McKenzie Personnel a nonprofit organizations. George enjoys delivering for Meals on Wheels. He is a member of the Police Advisory Board. He is the president of the Automotive Board at Lane Community College along with being one of 6 Bosch Service Council members in the US. He has been on the board of the American Cancer Society, Woman Space, Nextstep Recycling, Greenlane and the budget committee of LTD. In June , George was the winner of the 2012 Oregon Ethics in Business Award.


Jesse Wilson

​General Manager

Jesse Wilson - General Manager | Autohaus

Jesse Wilson, General Manager. In 1977 Jesse started as the shipping and receiving clerk at the local Mercedes dealer. Within 9 months, he became a full-time parts counter man. Within 5 years, he became parts manager of that dealership. In 1990, he got the opportunity to come to work for Autohaus where he has worked ever since. His passions at work include helping customers with their vehicle problems, having the crew work closely together. The crew is his family away from home. He is an expert in the field of car repair, management and is ASE parts certified. Jesse graduated from Lowell High School where he played in the school band. He went on to go to college for a major in music but stopped after a year. His hobbies includes restoring cars (Has a '55 purple Chevy Pickup (big back glass), which he drives to local cruises, watching movies, listening to all kinds of music, home improvement and gadgets. He enjoys family life, spending time with his wife since 1979. He enjoys chauffeuring Susan to garage sales. In April of 2012, Jesse and Susan welcomed a new grandson, Corbin into the family.


Mike Vitus

Shop Forman and Co-Owner

Mike Vitus - Shop Forman and Co-Owner | Autohaus

Mike has been in the auto service field since 1986. He worked at 3 other shops before coming to work at Euro-Asian, our sister shop, in 1993. When Autohaus was bought by George, Mike moved here to become shop foreman. He is a nationally certified ASE master automotive technician. He has taken advanced classes for Mercedes, BMW and Bosch factory training. He enjoys troubleshooting with our advanced scanners and advising "his" crew. He owns a part of the business, and that increases his pride of each and every repair and service job that goes out the door. As a fifth-generation Eugenean, he was born into a mechanical family. His dad owned Vitus Machine Works in Eugene for nearly 30 years. He is very involved with his extended family that lives in the area. He enjoys camping, 4 wheel ATVing in his Rhino, computers, and home improvement projects and his family including two children and wonderful wife.


George Keim

​Technician

George Keim - Technician | Autohaus

George was born and raised in Grand Meadow, MN, where he earned the National Eagle Scout Award in 1995. After graduating from high school, George moved to Tucson, AZ. He has been in BMW repair since 1998. He joined the Autohaus family in 2009. He is an ASE Certified Master Auto Tech, and has been to specialized training for BMW and MINI. George became a Eugene resident with his wife Jenny in 2009, after deciding that the area is absolutely ideal for starting a family. When George isn't working, he enjoys spending time with wife Jenny, daughter Lucy and his Blue Tick Coonhound Jack the dog. He is a disc golf enthusiast who also likes live music, the Minnesota Vikings, playing pool, poker, and chess. George is easily recognizable by his long hair and positive attitude. You may 


Cynthia Kallunki

​Business Manager

Cynthia Kallunki - Business Manager | Autohaus

Cynthia first came to Euro-Asian at the age of 5 in 1981. Her mother was the bookkeeper at EuroAsian Automotive (European Auto Repair then) while going to school at LCC and then U of O. She moved to California in 1985, graduated from high school there and then worked managing retail shops and was an office manager for an insurance broker. She moved back to Eugene in 2003 to go to work at Autohaus and EuroAsian Automotive and attend school. She went to school full time until the spring of 2007, when she graduated from LCC with an Associates degree in accounting. She loves dealing with customers and making sure the flow of all three shops goes well. Cynthia enjoys working on her house with her husband, Nick, playing with her daughter, Alyssa, taking pictures, attending car shows, spending time with her family, helping Papa (that's George) with projects while learning all she can about being a homeowner. Cynthia is very active in Emerald Valley Rotary Club of Eugene where she is the community service chair. She is also on the United Rotary Club board, and a member of the Rotary Duck Race steering community. Cynthia has also taken on being the Girl Scout troop leader for her daughter's troop.


 
Sheba & Cosmo Rode

Client Reception

Sheba & Cosmo Rode | Autohaus

Sheba is my 3rd standard poodle; she was born January 29, 2007. Our newest addition to the family is Cosmo. He is my 4th standard poodle; born in February.

Sheba has been a great mentor for Cosmo, showing him the ropes of proper etiquette and canine behaviors.

They both love to chase tennis balls (and each other) and traveling in the motorhome.  They get along fabulously, but each has its own personality.   Sheba might be a little standoffish but warms up quickly, where Cosmo is a love with a big wagging tail.   They both love meeting all of the customers that come visit.

Hope you get a chance to meet both of them when you come by.


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