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Meet the founders of ATS Automotive, Andrew and Jennifer



A Labor of Love

Back Story Andrew and Jennifer met long before ATS Automotive came into existence in 2009.

It was during this time as a couple, Andrew shared his dream of one day owning his own shop, while Jennifer was certain her purpose was to become an entrepreneur, develop & serve others.

Little did either Jennifer or Andrew know until years later an opportunity would arise from the 2008 recession and disruption in the Automotive Industry that would allow for Andrew & Jennifer to combine their passions in life -

And go on to create what we all know today as, ATS Automotive.

From the beginning the passion and concept was clear ATS Automotive would be more than automotive shop - a place, both,  customers and employees would always enjoy coming to. Andrew & Jennifer agree, and will never waiver on the belief that people are at the heart of everything done, "without our people we would not exist", it is this humble outlook they believe keeps their fan base and team growing.



Andrew Sexton

Owner, Master ASE Certified Service Technician

Andrew began his professional automotive career in 2006 as a customer service adviser at a retail store automotive service center. While he enjoyed the face to face interaction with his customers, he really wanted to get his hands dirty.

A  year later, he chose to take the next step in pursuing his dreams and became a professional automotive technician.

Stephan Whitmore

Customer Service Advisor

Stephen has over 14 years of customer service experience 9 of those years in store management operations and sales. Stephen attended his first every Vision Hi-Tech Training Expo in 2016 and hopes to continue to learn and grow with the industry each and every year.

Dale Sexton

Service Technician

ATS Automotive was born during Dale's first few years of retirement.  Excited to see what his sons service automotive repair facility would develop into, Dale offered his knowledge and assistance as an automotive technician where he's worked with his son Andrew (Co-Owner) ever since. 


Emergency Services Technician

Kelvin was referred to Andrews shop when the need for a 24/7 AAA battery technician developed. With his experience and charm, Kelvin was a natural for the position. Kelvin has provided the Cedar Rapids and surrounding area with great customer service for the last 4 years.  If you see him on the road in one of our battery assistance trucks, feel free to say hi!


Towing and Roadside Assistance Specialist

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Jennifer Johanns

Owner, Marketing and Business Operations Manager

Jennifer brings her entrepreneurial spirit, drive for excellence, passion for development and growth of others, and experience in building award-winning customer experience. Jennifer's experience is derived from multiple facets; from working in landscaping, building asphalt bids; it was the technology industry Jennifer found she could apply her creative energy and inspire others that led her from a sales role to a leadership role as the account executive with AT&T, overseeing Eastern Iowa into Illinois. College education was focused in Business Administration and a strong influence from her late Grandfather James Flanagan

Keegan Wright

Fleet Manager

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Adam Piper

Automotive Technician

Adam has worked himself up from an entry level technician with basic automotive knowledge to our shops lead mechanic. His attention to detail, care for other peoples personal property, and focus on the task at hand is second to none.


Tow & Roadside Assistance Specialist

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Tow & Roadside Assistance Specialist

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