Discussion on how advancements in materials and manufacturing processes have shaped the design and production of modern vehicles.
Brian Oliver is owner and director of Automotive Restorations Inc. (ARI), a full service restoration facility with over 20 dedicated craftsmen located in Stratford Connecticut. Brian has a lifelong love of vintage vehicles, a passion inspired by his father and countless hours tinkering in the garage. He began working at ARI at age 16, first washing cars and working as an apprentice on the shop floor. Brian obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Southern Connecticut State University, all the while working his way up the ladder at ARI, first becoming Parts & Transportation manager and then Operations Director. In 2017, Brian purchased the company from ARI’s founder, Kent Bain. Brian is passionate about educating future generations of vehicle restoration technicians. He works closely with McPherson College, the only school to offer a bachelor’s degree in Restoration Technology, providing internships and hiring students upon graduation.