Libra Industries’ Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation Awards $20,000 in Scholarships during Annual Golf Outing

From left to right: Rod Howell, Joni Howell, Renee Rahz and Jo Howell

Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, recently sponsored the Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation’s 12th Annual Golf Outing at the Kirtland Country Club. During the event, Libra Industries’ CEO Rod Howell awarded two scholarships totaling $20,000. The scholarships were awarded as follows:

Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation College Scholarship – Renee Rahz is the 2017 Kirtland High School Scholarship recipient. The Christopher R. Howell Foundation is thrilled to present Rahz with a $10,000 scholarship to pursue an education, which includes attending Lakeland Community College to study either Creative Writing or Digital Arts.

Jenn Kiminas and Rod Howell

The Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Kirtland High School who have demonstrated strength of character and a desire to succeed both in and out of the classroom. The Foundation was established as a memorial to Christopher R. Howell, a Kirtland resident whose unconditional love and compassion for children left a mark on all who came in contact with him. Chris passed away in 2001 at the age of 38. He was the VP of Libra Industries for 21 years at the time of his death. For more information about the Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation, visit

Breakthrough Charter School Scholarship – Libra Industries CEO Rod Howell presented a donation of $10,000. Breakthrough Schools, is a network of high-performing public charter schools whose mission is to develop a growing network of distinctive school options that prepare Cleveland area students for success in life. In the 2017-18 school year, Breakthrough will serve 3,400 students in grades K-8 across 11 high-quality schools, representing three unique education models. To learn more, visit

Libra Industries is proud to sponsor local scholarship programs. The company continues to invest to provide customized manufacturing solutions to help make its customers more competitive and improve their profitability. For more information, visit


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