Valence Surface Technologies Supports Southern California Aero Club Scholarship Awards

by | Nov 11, 2022

Valence Surface Technologies makes donation to support Southern California Aero Club Scholarship Awards Program

El Segundo, CA; November 11, 2022; Valence Surface Technologies (“Valence”) is proud to announce that it has made a donation to support the Aero Club of Southern California 2022 Annual Meeting and Scholarship Awards Presentation.

People are the foundation of the Valence Surface Technologies (VST) business, and the company remains committed to supporting future aerospace industry workforce. Valence is headquartered in Southern California and is also committed to being engaged locally as a good corporate citizen.

This event highlights the primary mission of the Aero Club to fund scholarships that assist young people pursuing their aviation and aerospace goals through higher education. This support of the Aero Club continues the Valence local partnership with the organization and supports the Club’s Scholarship program.

Students who are recipients of the annual Aero Club scholarships will be honored at the upcoming annual Scholarship Awards Presentation held at the Flight Path Museum at the Los Angeles International Airport on 11 November.

Valence Chief Executive Chris Celtruda comments; “The Southern California Aero Club recognizes thought leaders in aeronautics through the Howard Hughes Memorial Award and providing incentive for the future through a robust reinvestment in scholarship programs for California students. Valence is pleased to partner with the Aero Club and will remain actively engaged to support development of the future technical leaders in our industry.”

About Aero Club of Southern California

The Aero Club of Southern California dates to 1908 and has a mission to promote the aviation and space market space in California and to promote engagement on a national level for commercial, government and educational interests. The Aero Club was the steward for the Hughes Flying Boat prior to its transfer to an Oregon aviation museum. The Howard Hughes Memorial Award was established by the Aero Club and the Hughes estate to recognizes leaders that have promoted excellence in aviation. This culminates with a recognition at the annual HHMA dinner, recipient inscription on the HHMA trophy and receipt of a silver medallion made from ore extracted from the Hughes Nevada mines. The primary mission for Aero Club fundraisers is to support scholarships for Southern California students pursuing a career in aviation and aeronautics.

About Valence

Valence Surface Technologies is the world’s largest independent provider of Aerospace product finishing services. With 12 locations and over 4,500 unique industry approvals, Valence processes more than one million parts per month. In addition to being Nadcap accredited, all Valence sites provide specialized metal processing and finishing services to a diversified set of fast-growing commercial aerospace, defense, and space/satellite markets. Valence partners with its customers to deliver best-in-class quality, turn times, and full-service supply chain solutions.


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