3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET DIVISION PARTNERS WITH CHIP FOOSE
July 2, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 2, 2012) –3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and Foose Design are proud to announce the expansion of a multiyear agreement, whereby Chip Foose, owner and chief designer of Foose Design and star of television "Overhaulin'” will represent 3M for their successful line of 3M Automotive Aftermarket product solutions in the U.S. and throughout the world.
"I have been using 3M products since I first started working with my Dad in his shop. The 3M Automotive Aftermarket products are used daily by all of us at Foose Design and are a big part of our success. 3M products are known for quality and innovation and I am thrilled to be associated with this great company, its products and its people. ”
The global agreement, set to activate in the summer of 2012, includes 3M Automotive Collision Repair products and systems.
"Having started my formal relationship with 3M Latin America, I am extremely proud to now represent 3M throughout the U.S. and on a worldwide basis. Passion for great automotive design and fabrication is universal. The world has become a smaller place through technology and social media, and I hope to utilize both in helping to communicate 3M's commitment to quality and innovation.”
The partnership also includes promotions, media outreach and appearances by Foose with 3M customers and at select automotive events in the U.S. and around the world.
"Chip Foose is one of the best known car designers and builders in the world, and we're honored that he is a loyal believer in 3M Automotive Aftermarket product solutions,” said Dale Ross, U.S. Marketing Operations Manager at 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division
. "We're proud to have him become an ambassador for the 3M brand in the U.S., and look forward to working with him on creative automotive design projects and promotions in the coming year.”
For more information, contact 1-877-MMM-CARS or your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sale Representative for more information or visit our website at http://www.3mcollision.com/
About Chip Foose
The preeminent car designer of his generation, Chip Foose has created a legacy of designs and accomplishments that are well beyond his years. Known for his clean designs and sophisticated style, Chip Foose is a living legend in the automotive industry. His customization of classic American hot rods and muscle cars include the iconic and eye-catching Impression, Hemisfear, Stallion and Grand Master.
Foose and his team turned clunkers into dream rides for five seasons on The Learning Channel series "Overhaulin'”. In addition to his television work, his designs have also appeared on the big screen in movies such as Blade Runner, Gone in 60 Seconds and Pixar's Cars and Cars2. New "Overhaulin” episodes are scheduled to return to television on Velocity and Discovery Channels in the fall of 2012.
Vehicles designed by Foose have collected a number of awards. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Ridler Award from the Detroit Autorama, seven-time winner of the America's Most Beautiful Roadster Award, recipient of the Inaugural Good Guys Trendsetter award, seven-time winner of the Good Guys Street Rod of the Year Award and also holds a SEMA Best in Show. His designs have earned him a place in the Hot Rod Hall of Fame, the Darryl Starbird Rod and Custom Car Museum Hall of Fame, The Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame, The Diecast Hall of Fame and the San Francisco Rod and Custom Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
Chip's unprecedented design and illustration skills along with his affable personality make him a natural for licensing programs and personal services endorsements. His Foose Design, Inc. headquarters, located in Huntington Beach, CA, continues to produce some of the most exquisite designs the car world has ever seen.
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