Attracting young people to the automotive industry is a growing concern. Our collision repair and custom car builder clients know that finding qualified people for open positions isn’t getting any easier. This challenging reality extends beyond body and paint. It touches all aspects of the industry from design to production and beyond.
Industrial Finishes & Systems is concerned about our industry, our passion for cars, and (most importantly) our children and students. We want to do our part to encourage young people to consider a career in the automotive world. Many young people have the talent, skill and desire to work with vehicles. They often lack the guidance or opportunity.
At the 2016 Portland Roadster Show, Industrial Finishes & Systems hosted a young man with extraordinary talent for automotive design. Lorenzo Fantozzi is a college student and automotive artist from Eugene, Oregon.
Lorenzo started drawing seven years ago at the young age of 14 mainly as a hobby. He was inspired by many artists but most notably, Chip Foose, who after a brief meeting inspired him to pick up a pencil. His passion is drawing cars but, planes, architecture, and anything that has a shine to it can become one of his subjects.
He is currently a student attending Oregon State University and will soon receive his bachelors degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.
Students such as Lorenzo represent the future of our industry, and Industrial Finishes & Systems is proud to help support such a good young man as he polishes his skills and pursues his dreams.