Greenville Technical College students Melissa Giles and Santino Longobardi are this year’s recipients of a $1,000 Bosch Rexroth Endowed Scholarship. This is the second year for this scholarship, which is given to students working in the area of advanced manufacturing.
Giles majors in construction engineering technology and works for a firm that offers architecture and interiors. Longobardi studies advanced manufacturing technology and works at a manufacturing company that offers scholarships and training for students in the industry.
The scholarships were endowed though the Greenville Tech Foundation in November 2018 to honor Kenneth Hank and Thomas C. Frankenfield, both retired Vice Presidents from Rexroth Bosch. Hank was executive vice president of sales for mobile applications and retired after 42 years with the company, while Frankenfield was vice president of distribution and sales, retiring after 49 years with Bosch Rexroth.
The scholarships demonstrate Bosch Rexroth’s commitment to supporting education and growth of individuals and communities in manufacturing.
Rexroth also donated machinery for Greenville Tech’s training program and supported the school’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation.
Rexroth and education
Rexroth has been committed to education and training over the long term as part of the overall mission to support modern manufacturing. Rexroth has its own direct training programs, and also collaborates with institutions like Greenville Tech.
“Finding technically skilled associates has become one of the most pressing issues in our business, especially as we expand to meet the needs of our customers,” said Berend Bracht, former president and CEO of Bosch Rexroth Americas. Programs like the ones in Greenville support manufacturing in the future as well as today.
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