Learn more about the Autohaus Crew.
President and Owner
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. 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.
Shop Forman and Co-Owner
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 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 even see him walking to work at Autohaus as he does everyday rain or shine.
Alex was born in Eugene, and lived in Thurston until he was 9, then moved to Veneta with his family in 2008. He graduated from Elmira High School in 2015. In high school Alex ran track and was a state athlete in the 110 meter hurdles and in club track he was ranked in the top 5 of the northwest region for the 400 meter hurdles. Alex got my start working on cars at a young age because of his father. Right after high school he got his first automotive job at a Dodge dealership where he was a lube technician then quickly made his way as a service technician for a year. During the summer Alex worked with his dad on his 1969 Camaro. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping. In his off time he is always working on friends and family's vehicles or out in the forest taking pictures.
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 both 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 Mid 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.
Assistant Business Manager
Rob started in the automotive industry as a delivery driver for Napa Auto Parts, in a small town in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California in 1997. He quickly moved up the ladder to a Counter Sales Position and worked the at Napa Auto Parts until 2002 where he was approached by one of his largest customers and offered a position as the Service Manager of a high demand shop in the Sierra Foothills. Rob held this position until 2006 and then relocated to the Sacramento Valley where he was the Service/Parts Manager of another high demand shop. Rob worked as a Service/Parts Manager for 5 years and then decided to return to the San Francisco Bay Area where he was born and raised. After returning to the Bay Area Rob was hired on with a 5 Star German repair shop in San Francisco and ran that shop as if it was his own for 6 years until deciding to get away from the big city and move to where his partner, Bill was born and raised the wonderful state of Oregon. After making the BIG MOVE to Oregon, Rob became part of the George Rode Repair Shop’s family and was hired to assist the business manager of Autohaus, Euro-Asian and Stadium. He occasionally fills in for the General Managers running their shops when they need time off; he also assists with general business management. Rob and Bill are what’s called “Skoolie’s” they own a 1999 Blue Bird school bus that they are living in and converting into their home on a beautiful piece of land in the Marcola, Oregon. Rob and Bill love to spend time hiking, camping, fishing and gardening also spending time with their 2 dogs; “Kiva and Jasper” and of course home improvement on their school bus.
Sheba & Cosmo Rode
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