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Ian Johnson + ESAB: A Solid Bond

In the world of off-road vehicle fabrication, Ian Johnson''s name is as big as his hair. Ian brings 30 years of fabrication experience as a tech, instructor, shop manager and, of course, TV personality. We couldn’t be more excited to have Ian Johnson as a spokesperson for ESAB North America.


Ian Johnson started his career as a hobbyist. A full-time high school technology teacher, Ian didn't get serious about welding until the school's welding/shop teacher retired, putting the future of the program in jeopardy. Hearing the students' response, Ian rallied to get his teaching certification and, before long, re-opened the school's welding shop and established his first "Fabrication Technology" class.

"Learning right alongside some of my students," Ian says, "I was able to share in their journey into the world of welding, and I fell in love with welding all over again."

A decade later, Ian used his skills as a licensed mechanic and certified welder to launch his first TV show, focused on off-road fabrication.

The rest, as they say… is history.

Powered by ESAB, "FourWheeler" is a new MotorTrend TV series where Ian puts his expertise to work
creating and rebuilding some of the toughest all-terrain vehicles you’ve ever seen.
Watch FourWheeler here September 2019.

Big Tire Garage is Ian Johnson’s personal garage, and
home to his series. The “Off-Road Chop Shop” is where
Ian builds one-of-a-kind off-road rigs using some of
ESAB''s most powerful tools. Check out “Big Tire Garage”
on Amazon Prime here.

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