Highly Experienced Staff of Auto Assets in Powell
Chip & Mindee – Owner
Chip has been drawing cars since the age of 8. He started in the car business in 1985 by leasing new automobiles to people with Multilease of Ohio. A career in information technologies contracted to both Ford and General Motors kept the automotive bug alive, joining Auto Assets in 1996 as a service advisor. An interest in Club, Historic and Vintage racing quickly developed Auto Assets into a large operation of “arrive and drive” automobile racing events. In 2001 Chip and Steve Southard drove to an impressive 23rd overall in the Sebring 12 Hours. Chip still competes in a 2000 Porsche GT3R and Lola 97/90 Sports Racer. When not working Chip spends time with his wife Mindee and their daughter Lilly.
Mindee owns Garage Massage with a studio located on the second floor of Auto Assets. Mindee is interested in “fixing” people that are broken in some way or another. If your massage therapist is letting you down or you would like to take care of yourself while Auto Assets takes care of your automobile, consider booking time with Mindee. Garage Massage – a different kind of “bodywork”
Gary – TECHNICIAN
Gary has been working on Porsche engines since 1976! Porsche factory trained, he estimates he’s rebuilt over 500 Porsche engines and transmissions over his career. In his free time, Gary enjoys farming, talking about the weather, and building model airplanes.
AJ – TECHNICIAN
AJ has been in the car business in a variety of roles since 2001, starting in the parts department of a franchise store. AJ likes the variety of cars that we get to work on at Auto Assets. When you get to work on a Lotus one day and a Tesla the next; you have to be pretty sharp. AJ likes to spend time with his wife Angie and two sons when not working on his 1968 Pontiac GTO.
Eduardo – Operations Manager
Eduardo started working at Auto Assets back in 2006 as a part-time car washer. He began working on his own car with the shop’s equipment and quickly picked up the trade. After graduating from OSU, he was brought on full-time. Now he’s the Operations Manager & Motorsports Lead at the shop. In addition to his roles at Auto Assets, he’s also the Chief Instructor of Auto Interests, a performance track driving organization based out of Canton, Ohio, and #Gridlife, a motorsport sanctioning body with HPDE, time attack, wheel to wheel racing, and a festival component. Eduardo is a Founding Trustee of the HPDE Foundation, a charity that provides educational services and scholarships for the advancement of HPDE skills & safety in the world of motorsports. Eduardo is a 4-time Auto Interests Instructor Dedication Award w/Distinction, Auto Interests Supporter of the Year in 2017, recipient of the 2018 Todd Zavodney Award of Excellence, Auto Interests Instructor of the Year for 2019, and received the Auto Interest Leadership Award in 2020. In his spare time, Eduardo enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, riding motorcycles, traveling, and spending time at the track.
Mark – TECHNICIAN
Mark has been in the industry for 30+ years as an ASE senior Master Tech with formal training on many marques including Porsche, Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Land Rover. While away from the shop he enjoys racing vintage road race motorcycles, the outdoors, and spending quality time with family.
EDGAR S. – FINANCIAL MANAGER
Ed is a 2021 addition to our staff and brings a diverse background. During his younger years, he served in the United States Air Force and as a firefighter/paramedic for a local city government. Ed then returned to college and obtained his bachelor of science degree in accounting. He found his way to Auto Assets after 13 years of corporate accounting and now oversees Auto Assets’ finances. When Ed is not working, he enjoys time with his wife and daughter, exercising, hiking, swimming, and vacationing at Carolina beaches.
KRIS – TECHNICIAN
Kris, originally from Arizona, found his way back to Ohio in 2002 to be closer to family. Kris has worked in the automotive industry for over 23 years and is master certified in multiple makes. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and building custom Harleys. He also enjoys LS-swapping BMW’s and other foreign cars – which he has completed over a dozen of. In a past life Kris also built custom cars and trucks and has had some of those vehicles featured in SEMA, Street Truck Magazine, Mini Truck Magazine, Gr8 Rides Magazine, and a few were even seen featured on the Speed Vision channel on television.
Jason – TECHNICIAN
Jason has been working on cars for over 25 years and has years of British car experience. He’s extremely well versed in Mezger 911 Turbo & GT3 drivetrains. He’s also extremely apt with race prep and as well as vintage & modern vehicle repair. In his free time, he enjoys restoring vintage motorcycles and spending time with his family and kids.