We bring a whole lot of combined experience!
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 dogs, Sheba and Cosmo, 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 and Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras, both nonprofit organizations. George enjoys delivering for Meals on Wheels. He is a member of the Police Advisory Board and is a Eugene Police Commissioner. He was 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.
Bryan has many years of automotive service experience. Bryan started his career at Sheppard motors in 1985 as a lot boy, he quickly moved up the ranks. He then opened Swedish Engineering in 1999. In 2001 Bryan moved to Mercedes Benz of Eugene in the parts department. He continued to grow his knowledge and from the parts department he moved to the service side of the business and spent 3 years as the service manager. He then moved back to being a service advisor for the last 5 years. Bryan was raised in Eugene, graduated from Churchill High School. In 1990 Bryan married the love of his life Wendy. They have been host family to 10 high school exchange students over the years and really enjoyed that. Bryan has been refereeing high school foot ball since 1985, he has a great love of football especially our Oregon Ducks. When he's not working or refereeing, Bryan enjoys snowmobiling.
Will has been tinkering on cars since 1993. He began helping his father with repairs to their family vehicles and then building engines for the local import performance community. He has worked for himself and a local Quick lube and repair shop before coming to Autohaus in 2006. He is ASE Certified, and has been to specialized training for alignments. His passions are alignments, services and brake work.Will has been a Eugene resident his whole life, graduating from Thurston High school where he took AP classes. He became an Eagle Scout in 1998. When Will isn't working, he enjoys golfing (handicap of 8), working on his house with his wife, Tami, playing softball, tennis, volleyball, hunting and all kinds of fishing. Will enjoys spending time with his son, Reece; born in 2013 and his daughter born in 2015. His other love is his two dogs, Foster and Merle. Will is past - President of McKenzie after Five Rotary Club.
Travis Minyard has lived in Lowell his whole life except for a stay in Arizona where his attained his knowledge and love for cars. He has been with Euro Asian since 2003. Travis has a passion for vehicle service, he is ASE Master Certified. In his spare time Travis likes traveling to the coast to ride his four-wheeler and camp. Travis enjoys spending time with his three daughters and son, playing and watching them grow up.
Justin originally stated work with Euro Asian Automotive in 2014. He did leave us for a short time in 2018. However, 2019 rolled around and Justin returned to work within our family of automotive shop but this time at Stadium Automotive. Justin loves working on cars and wanted to be back where he was welcome. Justin got the opportunity to return to Euro Asian is August of 2020 and he couldn't be happier. Although he'll be missed down at Stadium Automotive it's nice to have continue on within the George Rode family of shops.
Justin loves outdoor activities on his off time like four wheeling. He loves spending time with his family, Justin and Jill were married in 2017, also enjoys playing with his son, Everett born in 2019. 2020 Has been an interesting year for the young family, they have bought their first home and are enjoying learning about being homeowners.
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.
Cosmo & Sheba Rode
Pictured Sheba (Left) and Cosmo (Right)
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 of 2014.
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.