Wais moved to Germany in 1981 to pursue aircraft engineering. He then moved to California in 1984 enrolling in the automotive program at Los Medanos Junior College in Pittsburg. His passion for engineering turned into a passion for German automobiles and he opened Wise Auto Tech in 1998. He is a Berkeley resident and passionate about anything to do with engines. He has a “repair not replace” mindset that fits in perfectly with owning a machine shop.