Leadership Team


Uwe Kleinschmidt – CEO

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.


Dave Hofstatter – Chairman

With more than 25 years of experience in Internet, Telecommunications, and Software Applications, Dave has proved his position as an industry master. Dave has held roles spanning from automation of high-tech manufacturing and accounting systems in the early 1980’s, to becoming the Founder/CEO of a highly profitable consumer-facing VoIP software services provider that reached $240 million with its IPO in 2004. As Chairman of AutoVitals, Dave seeks to maintain the company at the forefront of industry change and innovation.


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Tom Dorsey – Sales Manager

As Sales Manager, 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.

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Jimmy Lea – Senior National Account Manager

Navigating across National Accounts is Jimmy’s second nature. With more than 10 years experience in sales and business development for software-as-a-service, financial services as well as hardware products, Jimmy embodies the fabric of the independent automotive industry.

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