About Staff

The success of Auto Centric is attributed to our talented employees and their commitment to your satisfaction.

We work hard to be your professional Auto Service and Auto Repair shop in Grand Rapids, MI.

Tom Ham | Auto Centric

Tom Ham


Tom has been in the automotive industry since 1970. He has owned and operated Auto Centric since 1978.


Greg Schaefer | Auto Centric

Greg Schaefer

Service Manager

Greg has been with Auto Centric since 2014. Greg is also a licensed technician for the State of Michigan.  He is ASE Certified in Service Writing and Parts.  Greg is married to his wife Abigail and they have 2 children, Colby and Anella, along with 2 dogs, Marley and Margo.


Jim Waite | Auto Centric

Jim Waite

Shop Foreman - ASE Master Certified Auto Repair Technician

Jim has been with Auto Centric since 1982. He is a graduate of Ferris State University and is an ASE Master Certified Technician and a Bosch Certified Technician.  Jim is married to his wife Colleen and they have 2 sons, Cory and Danny.  He also has a new granddaughter, Charlotte!


Colton Sikkenga | Auto Centric

Colton Sikkenga

Licensed Auto Repair Technician

Colton is the newest member of Auto Centric.  Colton graduated from Rockford High School.  He has been with Auto Centric since June 2019.  When Colton is not at work he enjoys relaxing at the campground and spending time on the water on his boat and jet ski.  During the winter months, Colton spends his time snowmobiling.  He also enjoys going hunting and fishing.  He is recently married to his wife Emily and they have a dog named Lucy.


Dan Robinson | Auto Centric

Dan Robinson

General Maintenance

Dan is recently retired and when not watching his grandkids he keeps Auto Centric looking spotless!


Shane | Auto Centric


Licensed Auto Repair Technician

Shane is a new addition to Auto Centric. Shane has been working on cars since he was 16. He loves working on cars because he will never run out of things to learn as cars keep evolving more and more. He loves playing sports as well as watching them, especially the Red Wings and the Lions. He recently just got married in September of 2019 to his wife Chelsea and they have one cool dog named Dilly!

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