Eric Smith, Co-owner-Eric is a lifelong La Porte resident. He began his career at Cannon’s Automotive when it was known as Cannon’s Amoco in 1990 as a full-serve driveway attendant. This is where Eric met his wife, Allison–the daughter of John Cannon, our founder. Eric received his formal automotive schooling at Ivy Tech from 1992-1995. Eric and Allison have 4 sons: Dylan, who works at the shop part-time, Noah, Caleb, and Eli. “I look forward to providing the community with the professionalism and service that our business was built on. I personally thank our customers for the trust they place in Cannon’s Automotive for all their automotive needs.”







John Alexander, Co-owner-John is a 1979 La Porte High School graduate and has a bachelors degree in Economics from Indiana University. He has worked in the automotive repair industry since 1985, leading his own distribution company since 1995. John and his wife, Maureen, have three children: Meredith, Katherine, and Jack.










Georgene Smutzer has been a service writer with Cannon’s Automotive since 2000. She is married with 2 children. Georgene and her family enjoy raising lambs and showing them at 4-H.










John Jongkind (JJ) is in his 28th year working as a technician at Cannon’s Automotive. He holds ASE Master Technician Level Certification. JJ and his wife, Marlissa, call La Porte home and they have raised six children. “Taking care of our customers has taken care of my family. Let’s keep it going!”