Founding Principle

One of the SVC’s long-term goals has always been to support charitable, educational, and scientific activities. The SVC Foundation was established in July 2002 to help realize this goal.

The SVC Foundation

As its first initiative, the Foundation created a scholarship program aimed at supporting enterprising students and practitioners who have an interest in furthering their education in the field of vacuum coating technology.

The Foundation also grants travel awards to students to attend and present technical papers at the annual SVC Technical Symposium.  Since its inception, both programs have awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to students from the United States, Canada, China, Lithuania and Spain. In 2017 we awarded over $23,000 in scholarships and travel grants.

We are striving to make a difference in the lives of our students.

Corporate Information

Board of Directors

William Meredith, Jr., Chair
Von Ardenne
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Edward J Wegener,
Immediate Past Chair
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Bryant Hichwa, Past Chair
Professor Emeritus, Sonoma State University and OCLI
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Paula L. Becker, Esq.,
Secretary & Governance Chair
Fil-Tech, Inc.
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Caitlin A. Mathey,
Special Events Chair
Cacejen Vacuum Inc.
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James N. Hilfiker,
Scholarship Committee Chair
J.A. Woollam Co., Inc.
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Nicholas Driscoll,
Marketing Committee Chair
Glines & Rhodes, Inc.
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Lee Howell, Treasurer
Kurt J. Lesker Company
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Moniruzzaman Syed
Lemoyne Owen College
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Sarah Williams
Sputtering Components
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Nancy Louwagie
Normandale Community College
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Jason M. Rogers
Cardinal Glass Industries
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Traci Langevin
Soleras Advanced Coatings
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John Felts, Founder/Advisor
Nano Scale Surface Systems, Inc.
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Wolfgang Decker, Advisor
Iacten, Inc.
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