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More About The AutoVitals Team

Software as a Service

The first Digital inspection program was developed by AutoVitals. We continue to lead the industry in software to help Auto Repair shop owners better manage their business.

Forward Thinking

Sure, we were the first in the industry to release digital inspections but we never stop developing our products. We have integrated products to create a platform that works cohesively so our shops benefit from a one vendor solution.

Shop Owner Made

Our products are constantly being developed and updated based off of customer feedback. On our facebook group customers work in real time with CEO to build the next release based on their needs. We also employ current and former shop owners in our training and advising teams.

Customer Support

We love our customers and our mission is to support and better understand their goals and needs. Every member of our staff is trained in customer support and we expect every person with a phone on their desk to understand how a shop works and use their technical skills to support our customers.

AutoVitals Core Values

Managers and leadership roles are committed to the 5 “C” of Leadership – Building a team in which everyone may practice leadership daily, regardless of position or title.
Competence – they know what they are doing.
Character – they do the right thing, even when it’s not convenient.
Compassion – they care as much about others as they do about themselves.
Catalyst – they remove obstacles and make things happen.
Courage – they speak truth to authority and take responsibility for the performance of their team.


Encouraging employees to take initiative and give the best. Adopting an error-embracing environment to empower employees to ask why, come up with solutions, lead, and make decisions.

Chartering the Unknown

Pursuing new creative ideas that have the potential to change the world. With the knowledge that it’s never been done before and failure is possible.

Working Smart/ Hard

Team members are not micromanaged we use curiosity and drive for innovation to create new solutions to existing problems. Not only do we work really hard but when a process can be improved we are quick to adopt a better way.


Acknowledging and assuming responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies. It can be applied to both individual accountability on the part of employees and accountability of the company as a whole. Committing to great product, service, and other initiatives that impact lives within and outside the organization.

AutoVitals Mission

AutoVitals’ Mission is to enable Auto Repair and Service Businesses to master the challenges of dominantly digital communication as well as education demands by their customers, and to run their business most effectively using digital management and mentoring tools.

We are AutoVitals…  For us, this is not just a job, it is our passion. We take pride in the job we do  and the products we represent, and we take pride in each other. As a team, we believe that we can not be satisfied with the successes of yesterday and today, but that we must push our limits to be the best tomorrow and the next day too. This requires tackling obstacles that would stop most others. We invest ourselves completely in the process, and always maintain our integrity. It means trusting our teammates and embracing our goals. It means to not simply work hard at a job, but to enjoy ourselves in the process and relish in the result that is AutoVitals.

Uwe Kleinschmidt

Uwe Kleinschmidt

CEO & Founder

Uwe is the original founder of AutoVitals. He is passionate about building solutions for the independent automotive shop owner to succeed in the modern internet era. Prior to AutoVitals, Uwe spent 15+ years with Robert Bosch in a variety of positions around the globe, building software to master the transition to highly-computerized cars. Uwe is the inventor of multiple patents and is an Ironman finisher.

Jerry Lucera

Jerry Lucera

Accounting / HR

Accounting and Finance professional. Before working for AutoVitals, Jerry filled roles in finance and operations building big trucks and turning trash into treasure.

Tom Dorsey

Tom Dorsey

Head of Sales

As Director of Sales, Tom is responsible for leading a team of highly motivated sales representatives nationwide. Tom has a 20-year history in online marketing and social communities online and ‘for real’. In this time, he has held a variety of SEO, marketing and executive management positions with start-ups. Prior to AutoVitals, Tom served as President of R3 Marketing.

Karl Kleinschmidt

Karl Kleinschmidt

Head of Engineering

Karl grew up in Stuttgart Germany and moved to the US in 2000. He went to Santa Barbara City College and started studying Computer Science. Karl started working with Autovitals in 2008 building websites and slowly transitioned towards SEO. He loves video games and basketball, as well as hanging out with friends playing board games.

Neil Reilly-Shapiro

Neil Reilly-Shapiro

Head of Technical Operations

Neil is a former automotive technician, went to school at UCSB and received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. His hobby is his 1977 Jeep CJ7 that he uses for rockcrawling.

Jake Hilliard

Jake Hilliard

Head of Operations -Raleigh, NC

He is ASE certified as a service advisor and has completed ati service advisor and shop owner training. He has a wife Emily, a three-year-old daughter Ellie, and a newborn son Frankie. He has played multiple instruments in local orchestras and bands. His hobbies are playing video games, upgrading and repairing airsoft guns and playing airsoft.

Anastacia Brewer

Anastacia Brewer

Head of Marketing

Anastacia  loves meeting new people, traveling, and transforming complex ideas into the visual world. She is originally from New England and enjoys winters a lot more being located at AutoVitals headquarters in Santa Barbara. When She’s not building landing pages, traveling to events, or in meetings she enjoys swimming and running.

Frank Scandura

Frank Scandura

Head of Training

Frank lives in Las Vegas with his wife Deborah, 4 sons and 7 grandchildren and is active in his local church as well as community outreach. Excited to keep helping other shop owners, he joined forces with Autovitals and now heads up the Training for shops to help them utilize all that Autovitals has to offer.