Edelbrock Announces 2007 Vic and Nancy Edelbrock
Employee Scholarship Fund Award Winners
TORRANCE, CA - Edelbrock places the highest value in ongoing education and the future commitment to the automotive industry. Through the generosity of the employees of Edelbrock and a match by the Corporation, the Vic and Nancy Edelbrock Employee Scholarship Fund is about supporting local students in local the communities. Edelbrock is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2007 Vic and Nancy Edelbrock Employee Scholarship Award Fund.
Torrance High students Anthony Pedrerra, Zach Alcott and Justin Moretta were announced by Edelbrock CEO, Vic Edelbrock and his wife Nancy along with daughter Christi Edelbrock, who are all board members. Torrance City Council member Tom Southerland, School Board President, Heidi Ashcraft, Torrance Principal, John O'Brien and Torrance Superintendent, George Mannon were also present. Each student received a $650.00 scholarship, an Edelbrock letterman jacket and a copy of the book, Edelbrock: Made in USA, signed by the Edelbrock family.
Anthony Pedrerra is an example of drive and ambition who lost his father at an early age. His passion for everything mechanical started at 12 with the purchase of a Honda Trail 90. By the age of 14 Anthony had enough experience under his belt to provide oil changes and brakes jobs on his friends and families cars. Now 18, Anthony has rebuilt 4 motors and is on his way to UTI (Universal Technical Institute) to focus on general automotive and diesel.
Zach Alcott is one of the top students in his automotive class and will be attending UTI with a focus on OE repair and service with a goal to one day drive race cars on a competitive level. Zach feels that this scholarship will certainly help launch him into a rewarding career in the automotive field.
Justin Moreta, an Eagle Scout and volunteer who works with mentally handicapped and autistic children, has already proven he has an uncommon dedication for a high school senior. Justin is a hard working student who will attend UTI with the goal of graduating at the head of his class.
Vic Edelbrock, Chairman and CEO of Edelbrock Corporation, commented "Now in its fifth year, this scholarship supports our local high schools and these future automotive technicians. The excitement level for this industry and the love of the automobile will be carried on in America by the efforts of young enthusiasts. It's really great to see these students recognize the value of working in the automotive industry. This is the next generation that will drive the passion for generations ahead and Edelbrock is proud to support them."
Founded in 1938, Torrance-based Edelbrock, LLC is recognized as one of the nation's premier designers, manufacturers and distributors of performance replacement parts for the automotive and motorcycle after markets. For more information please visit us at www.edelbrock.com
Edelbrock, LLC opened its first green sand foundry in 1990 in order to fully control the quality of the castings. A brand new robotically-controlled permanent mold facility was opened in 2007. The Edelbrock Foundries are ISO 9001 registered, delivering modern production solutions for aluminum casting and Made in the USA quality.