Master-Coachbuilder Mark Gerisch created The AAMS to share his 35 years of experience in building and replicating exotic cars, as well as working with OEM’s on concept vehicles. Mark has used his passion for the Art of Coachbuilding to team The AAMS with like-minded companies and philanthropists to help establish an educational facility with teachers, craftsmen, equipment, and philosophies to transform students with a passion for excellence in car design and fabrication into qualified coachbuilders.


The Academy for the Art of Metal Shaping is open to all students regardless of race, color, or ethnic origin.