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NASF Bright Design Challenge Selects Scholarship Winners

By: Tim Pennington
22. May 2012


NASF just wrapped up the 2012 Bright Design Challenge scholarship competition with some very talented design students from the Detroit-based College for Creative Studies. The event is part of the Surface Technology Initiative, which the association launched last year to spotlight the vital role of surface finishing in both the value chain and society.


The students competed in early May, and their designs incorporated some very creative surface coatings concepts for CAN-AM/BRP’s three-wheel Spyder, which is considered a “paradigm-shifting vehicle that makes a true statement.”


Congratulations to our 2012 winners:

  • First Place – Leonard Takata
  • Second Place – Yuyol Lee
  • Third Place – Minwoo Song
  • Honorable Mention – Andrew Bianchi

The designs can be seen on the new NASF Bright Design website at

Thank you to our judges: Robert Walker, Chrysler; Mark Jarvis, Visteon; Brandon Faurote, Chrysler; Matt Tandrup, CAN-AM/BRP; Ted Natorski, Enthone/Cookson Performance Products; Tony Revier, Uyemura; and Greg Miller, Ford Motor Co. and College for Creative Studies instructor.

We also would like to thank our sponsors for their support:

  • Gold Sponsors: Enthone, MacDermid
  • Silver Sponsors: Coventya, Uyemura
  • Sponsors: Ohio Association of Metal Finishers, and Metal Finishing Associations of Southern California, Northern California and San Diego


For more information or to sponsor these or other national and chapter outreach activities, contact Phil Assante at NASF headquarters at or 703-887-7235.

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