Rob Milkovich, Ruge’s Auto Parts Director
This month, we are pleased to showcase our Parts Director: Rob Milkovich!
With nearly four decades of experience, the Dutchess County native’s first job was working at a local Exxon. That sparked a passion for all things automotive. After pumping gas and washing windows, Rob began working at a local parts supply store as a delivery person, before shifting to a role as a counter person. Within a few years, he had an opportunity to move to a G.M. dealership parts department, and eventually became a Parts Manager there.
Today, we are thrilled to have him here at Ruge’s, where his leadership and knowledge make a difference in the lives of cars, customers, and colleagues – every day!
Rob, tell us about your upbringing.
I was born and raised in Wappingers Falls. We were a middle-class family and I have 2 older brothers. After I graduated from high school, I studied Automotive and Diesel technology in trade school.
What inspired you to pursue a career in the automotive industry?
I was drawn to the business because I loved working on cars and enjoyed helping people.
I hear you are a sports fan! Who do you enjoy following?
My favorite is football. At a young age I became a Miami Dolphins fan because they played the Jets every year and one of my older brothers was a Jet fan – and I wanted to be different. I also enjoy playing golf.
What is your favorite soundtrack to listen to in your vehicle?
I enjoy 70’s and 80’s rock music.
If you could go on a road trip anywhere, where would you go and why?
I would love to take a road trip to Alaska someday. I think I would enjoy the scenery and the wildlife.
What do you most love about working at Ruge’s?
The best part of working at Ruge’s is the people. They genuinely care about their people and their customers.
Have any questions on the Parts Department at Ruge’s? Rob is here to help! Reach out by email: [email protected].