Winners Announced in 2022 WorldSkills Competition

Winners Announced in 2022 WorldSkills Competition

Thirteen of the world’s best car painters competed during four intensive days, with each completing specific tasks.

Winners of the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition for Car Painting raised the bar in skill and sustainable practices. The event was held October 18-22 at College 360, the largest general and vocational educational institution in Silkeborg, Denmark.

Thirteen of the world’s best painters competed during four intensive days, with each completing specific tasks, announced Glasurit Automotive Refinish. All competitors used refinish products and color matching tools from Glasurit, BASF’s premium refinish paint brand.

“We were very proud to have the most skilled young car painters in the world here with us in Silkeborg and having witnessed their spirit and sheer determination has set an example for us all,” said Simon Neergaard-Holm, CEO, WorldSkills Denmark. “For all our finalists and especially the winners, WorldSkills Denmark celebrates their achievements and enthusiasm representing an outstanding generation of young painters for the industry.”

The Winners

Car Painting Skills Champions:

  • Victor Berthelier from France and Jongyun Kim from Korea – tied for first place – Gold Medalists
    Craig Kennedy from United Kingdom – Bronze Medalist

For the first time, three Medallion for Excellence Awards were presented for outstanding scores in individual tasks:

  • Johannes Brandl, Germany
  • Dorien Lozeau, Canada
  • Isabella Turrise, Australia

Sustainable Practice Awards highlighted eco-effectiveness. The winners were:

  • First Place, Dorien Lozeau, Canada
  • Second Place, Craig Kennedy, United Kingdom –
  • Third Place, Hazza Almansouri, United Arab Emirates –

A set of tailored webinars were made available to all painters and country experts at the competition using refinish products, processes and color retrieval solutions from Glasurit, BASF’s premium refinish brand. The finalists were trained in a hybrid format using Glasurit trainers in the countries with all product and process information available on Glasurit Know-how, one of the most extensive refinish information platforms in the industry which offers e-books and video training, the company says.

“Glasurit as the official Global Industry Partner of WorldSkills is proud to again be part of the WorldSkills Special Edition in Denmark where we wholeheartedly support passionate young talents to realize their professional ambitions,” said Roar Solberg. Vice President BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions Europe Middle East, and Africa. “Our training programs ensure young painters can deliver outstanding results in the most sustainable way. The industry is working toward reducing emissions, protecting the environment, using fewer resources, and managing waste.”

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