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Our Crew


Tom Nielsen-President
Tom Nielsen is one of the Co-owners of Cordray's Continental.
Tom has over 20 year experience in running a RV shop along with many years in Diesel Engine Performance.
Tom also specializes in Customer Service and education, and prides himself in making
sure his customers purchase the right products to fit their needs,and makes sure they know how to use the products they buy.
Tom is well versed in Welding and Auto Body repair too ,and spends a lot of time using his skills installing custom diesel exhaust and installing all the diesel goodies customers buy.


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Mike Thorpe-Vice President
Mike Thorpe is the other co-owner. Mike has worked for Cordray's Continental for 30 years and has 36 years experience in Auto and Truck repair.
Mike specializes in rebuilding and setting up Differentials,rebuilding Import and Domestic Manual Transmissions, and rebuilding Manual and Electronic shift Transfer Cases.
Mike is our lead Transmission Service writer and he prides himself on being able to figure out almost any problem with a transmission, differential or transfer case.


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Brian Mondazze-Service Manager
Brian is our Service Manager and Service Writer.Brian has worked for us for 11 years.
Brian has over 25 years experience in the Auto Repair industry as a Technician and Service Manager.
Brian prides himself in taking care of our customers and making sure that their vehicles get the repairs and maintenance they need.


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Stewart Smith-Head Builder
Stewart Smith is our head Auto Transmission rebuilder at Cordray's Continental. He has been working for us for 35 years and has been
rebuilding transmissions for over 40 years. Stewart is well versed in both Import and Domestic Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles.
Stewart specializes in rebuilding Heavy Duty Automatic Transmissions for the Duramax, PowerStroke, and Cummins powered trucks.
Stewart takes great pride in the quality of work he does, and the most rewarding part of his job is hearing from customers about how happy they are with his work.


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Wes Kramer-Head Auto Technician
Wes is an ASE Certified Technician who got his start at a small independent Auto Shop in Corvallis in 2006.
There he worked worked his way through college at LBCC where he graduated with his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology.
Wes is a big car enthusiast, and enjoys working on anything with an engine, but tends to favor classic American cars
Wes enjoys spending his weekends time with his family when he's not riding ATV's at the coast, or taking his mud truck to different racing events.


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Brandon Hays-Diesel Technician
Brandon has been working for Cordray's Continental for the past year, and is our Head Diesel Technician and fabricator.
Brandon's interest in Diesel Mechanics started at a young age and grew into a passion as he got older.
Brandon is well versed in all aspects of metal fabrication and is an expert welder.
Brandon prides himself on his ability to diagnose problems with customers Diesel powered trucks, and fix them correctly the first time.
In his spare time, Brandon loves to spend his time outdoors hunting and fishing along with riding his dirbike !


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Mike Allen-Auto Technician
Mike Allen has been working as an Auto Technician for Cordray's Continental since 2012.
Mike's interest in auto mechanics began at the age of 5. As he grew up, his Father took the time to teach him the basics and
after High School, Mike went to collage and got his degree in Automotive Technology.
He began his career at a shop in Corvallis in 2004 and worked there until he decided to come to work for Cordray's Continental.
His hobbies are hunting and restoring old Chevy's with his Father and friends.


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Mitch Weis-Auto Technician
In 2013, Mitch earned his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology,and he put it to use coming to work with us.
Mitch has been working for us since 2015 as an Auto Technician.
Mitch, always wanting to better himself, jumps at the chance to take any classes that will help better his skills as a technician,
and he has many awards and certificates for the classes and training he has done.
A very proud Father of 6, Mitch is very committed to his family and he loves doing everything with them !


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Pat Rogers-Wagstaff-Office Manager
Pat has been a bookeeper for over 36 years, beginning in the early 80's after going to collage at LBCC.
She began working at AA Towing dispatching tow trucks and doing the books for Loren Wagener.
After the Wagener family sold AA Towing, she went to work for Steve Wagener at Continental Transmission in 1989.
Pat is our Shop Mom, Chauffeur, Service Writer and of course, our Bookeeper. We could not function without her !


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