John Ratzenberger has been the voice and soul of numerous beloved Pixar movie characters, creator of Cliff Clavin from Cheers, speaker, and producer of ‘Made in America.’ He recently donated $1,000,000 to the State of Georgia in order to push the National Education Initiative to create a more manufacturing focused curriculum for K-12 schools. Having been a carpenter himself, John started The Foundation for America in order to convey the importance of skilled labor. Georgia was the first state to take on this initiative to help meet the high demand for skilled labor thus creating more jobs through the purchase of american made goods.
“It’s people who are self-reliant and self-sufficient who are able to build things, make things. That’s where inventions come from. That’s where innovations come from. They don’t come from actors, they don’t come from sports celebrities.”