John Rose has over 45 years experience in the automotive industry. He started working in a garage changing tires and doing grease and oil checks when he was 17 years old.

He then became a salesman travelling over Western and Northern Newfoundland and Southern Labrador for 25 years and eventually became a manager of an automotive parts store.

In May 1992 he opened Corner Brook Automotive - which is now run by his daughter Vicki Russell.