The Stadium Automotive Crew
Stadium Automotive isn't just a "George Rode" repair shop. This is a joint effort among the people below, all committed to quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Learn a little more about us below, but don't let that replace a face-to-face conversation. We love to get to know our customers and their cars.
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, they go 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. George loves to spend his time helping in the community, he is a counselor with Eugene Chamber of Commerce S.C.O.R.E, president of McKenzie Personnel, board president for Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra. 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.
After spending over 7 years in the military, Joe got out after the Gulf War 1991 and moved his family back to his hometown in Montana. He worked at an Independent repair shop before deciding to move to Oregon. Once in Oregon he worked for a Chrysler and Mitsubishi dealership; after 7 years he went to work for Mercedes Benz. When the opportunity came up to get back into the Independent repair business, he jumped at the chance to get back to what he loved, working for a local small business.
Joe has three kids who graduated from North Eugene High School and now has many grandchildren that he adores.
He and his wife enjoy gardening and working on their house together. Both also enjoy getting out and traveling Oregon to see what they can find new and exciting to do also traveling the country to visit the kids and grandkids.
Rich was born and raised right here in the Willamette Valley. He is the middle child with an older sister and a younger brother. He attended Springfield High School where his fondest memory was being able to tinker with cars in auto shop class.
After high school he went to work in the automotive industry and has spent the past 7 years learning the ins and outs of any vehicles put in front of him. He is ASE Certifed and specializes in steering, suspension, and brakes. He’s extremely motivated and eager to learn. His goal is to be an ASE Certified Master Technician.
Rich is married to April Reinsch and has no kids yet, but says he’s open to the idea someday. For now, he and April have one dog named Shasta and she keeps them entertained. He enjoys taking walks with his wife and Shasta and just being outdoors, whether it’s camping, hunting, fishing, four-wheeling or disc golf.
He looks forward to a long and rewarding career working for Stadium Automotive.
Brian was born and raised in central California. After graduating from high school in 1999, he attended UTI Technical School. In 2001 Brian began working for the local Chrysler dealership.
In 2003, he moved to Oregon and spent the next 10 years working for Chrysler dealerships. Brian is an ASE Master technician.
Recently, Brian wanted a change and switched gears to working on German vehicles and joined the team at Autohaus. However, Stadium being so young and Brian being a seasoned domestic vehicle technician, we all agreed that moving over to Stadium Automotive would be the best place for him.
When Brian isn’t at Stadium working, he enjoys working on projects around the house. He is also passionate about restoring and driving classic Mopars from the 1960’s.
Cynthia first met George Rode 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 is very active in Rotary, being a member of Emerald Valley Rotary club where she is the secratary and community service chairperson. She is also a member of the Great Rotary Raffle steering committee.
You will often see Cynthia's daughter, Alyssa (pictured here), in one of the three shops with her mom…another little one to grow up in a George Rode repair shop. "Papa" George is very proud of her.
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 3 dogs; “Kiva, Dabo and Jasper” and of course home improvement on their school bus.
Cosmo & Sheba 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 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.