Xerbera Founders and Key Team Members

Laura Rodriguez

Laura Rodriguez

Owner and CEO

A true Millennial visionary, Laura became hooked on Defenders from the first one she encountered. Being a student at the time, the cost was beyond her but that only made her more determined. She approached Andrew and his leading restoration company in Dallas to realize her dream and partner with her to provide the services Xerbera now offer. Laura is currently responsible for working with our customers on interior look and feel that is so important for the Defenders we build.

Andrew Morrison

Andrew Morrison

Owner and CFO / COO

Originally hailing from Scotland and growing up in the United Kingdom, Andrew has successfully managed and operated one of the largest classic car restoration businesses in Dallas for 8 years. No stranger to the Defender – he has owned and enjoyed these vehicles since a young age. Moving onto Defenders was a logical and, more importantly, a personal decision to return to his roots.

“Building custom Land Rovers has always been a passion of mine and now I get the opportunity to be a part of one of the greatest marques in history. “

Gustavo Morales

Gustavo Morales

Paint and Body

No team is complete without a true artist and perfectionist. Gus has been preparing and painting show quality cars in Dallas for over 20 years. Highly experienced in both fiberglass and metal bodies, Gus is responsible for ensuring the paint and finish on the Land Rovers we build is everything you expect and could hope for.

Jorge and Terry

Jorge and Terry

Between Jorge and Terry, our chief mechanics, we have over 60 years of experience. Jorge spent his life in Costa Rica working and restoring old Land Rover Series vehicles and Defenders, whilst Terry spent it here in Texas performing high end car restorations. Terry was also the warranty manager in the past for a premier Engine manufacturing company. He estimated that he has assembled over 2000 engines during his entire career.

Brian Grobman

Brian Grobman

Marketing Director

Brian recently joined Xerbera Automotive as our Marketing Director. He comes with a wealth of experience in marketing and will also work with various team members on improving the efficiency and pace of our ongoing operations.

Brian has always loved the business side of things. He gets great satisfaction from watching defender enthusiasts’ eyes light up from a finished product. He is excited for the opportunity to spread the word about Xerbera; helping us to grow into new market areas in the process.

Xerbera Automotive is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way connected with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates or dealerships. DEFENDER is a registered trademark of JLR. All DEFENDER vehicle images on this website are for illustratiive, public display and decoration purposes only to convey the concept and vision for the DEFENDER builds with no intent to reproduce or recreate these images.

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