About Us

Founded in July 2003, Buddy Automotive Innovations, LLC has grown by leaps and bounds since John and Mike started the company. We currently have six full time support technicians to make sure that the more than 1000 Buddies in use today are well supported.

John Johnson Jr., a.k.a. Triple J, has been in the auto recycling industry for 10 years. Since 1999 he has been heavily involved, and still continues to be involved in his fathers yard in Connecticut. Graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, John teamed up with Mike to create Buddy AI.

Mike Lambert, a.k.a. Bubba, has been in the auto recycling industry for 21 years. He first ran two salvage yards in Colorado from 1985 to 1989, and then worked for ADP Hollander as an installer and trainer from 1989 to 1997, then working as an independent consultant since 1997, and forming Buddy AI in 2003 with John.

Both John and Mike worked together on a project for the ARA Service Corporation in 2001, and decided to go for a joint venture after finally meeting face to face at the IT Convention in Danville Virginia.