‘We have achieved true success when each and every customer is delighted by excellence and we added to their success.’
– Ken Verheyen, CEO
Friendly service. Unparalleled expertise. Advanced cleaning processes. Astro Pak.
Originally founded in 1959 by Carl Verheyen and Jim St. Clair during the accelerating space race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., Astro Pak bore its roots amid the great space technological rivalry that created vast opportunity for the small precision cleaning contractor. Providing services from the first office in Southern California, Astro Pak secured various approvals to precision clean components and hardware for all major missile manufacturers as well as other aerospace clients, which fueled the firms desire to take their chemically cleaning success from the Aerospace industry into several other sectors.
Years later, Carl’s son, Ken Verheyen, became the CEO of Astro Pak and set his sights on an enormous feat – to guide Astro Pak to a position of industry leadership through delivering excellence. To achieve this, Mr. Verheyen was driven to create a great experience for his employees and customers by providing quality service experience.
Astro Pak has grown considerably over the years, particularly during this last decade. From opening new locations, offering new services and becoming one of the largest and most respected precision cleaning & surface treatment technology contractors in North America, Astro Pak hopes to sustain that growth while never losing sight of our most important purpose – delighting our employees customers through a remarkable excellence.
At Astro Pak, we believe excellence is an attitude – an attitude that shapes and drives our every behavior and thought. Coupled with that attitude are an unwavering vision and solid set of values that guide our pursuit of excellence. Through this, we believe success will follow.
In order to drive our industry’s standards of excellence, Astro Pak Corporation will offer the highest level of applied technology services in precision cleaning, passivation and related specialties. Furthermore, Astro Pak Corporation will demonstrate a clear understanding of our customers needs by providing the utmost quality of service that will not simply meet, but also exceed their expectations whilst never compromising our stated core values.
Fostering a strong culture – one of excellence, accountability, collaboration and fun – is paramount to our success. Astro Pak’s passion for excellence is guided by our vision and the values by which we live every day.
Our values are a set of principles which capture the spirit, philosophy and day-to-day business practices of our company. They reinforce our long-held corporate credo that underscores our relationships with our customers, partners and employees, which is reflected in the belief that ‘we do not possess our values as a company in order to succeed rather, we believe we will succeed as a result of the values we embrace.’