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November 11, 2021

NEWARK, California

At its recent October Fall Meeting in San Antonio, TX, the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), the world’s largest network of heat treaters in the world, recognized Rich Penrose, from California Brazing in Newark, CA with the Heritage Award.  The Heritage Award is MTI’s most prestigious award.


The Heritage Award is given to the MTI member in recognition to the individual with a lifetime commitment to the betterment of the heat treating industry with one or more notable accomplishments.


MTI Awards Chair, Jamie Jones stated during the award ceremony, “When it comes to our industry, Rich is an icon. Only 14 other people have received the Heritage Award since 1933.  Rich’s passion for innovation and growth in the industry exemplified what being a difference maker looks like in our industry.”


California Brazing has been an MTI member since 2004.  MTI would like to say Thank you to Rich Penrose and California Brazing their commitment and work in the heat treating industry and the Metal Treating Institute.


About Vitesse Systems
Vitesse Systems is a leading supplier of complex cooling systems and communication components used in radar, electronic warfare and data transmission applications. Headquartered in Newark, California, Vitesse operates three manufacturing facilities located in California, Nevada and Massachusetts. All Vitesse facilities are ITAR Registered and DFARS compliant, serving a broad range of Aerospace and Defense customers.


About MTI
The Metal Treating Institute, established in 1933, is an international non-profit trade association for the heat treating industry.  MTI is based in Hendersonville, TN with members in 40 states and 6 countries.