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Reginald Irenee Vachon, American Mechanical engineer ( engineer)mechanical engineer. Served with United States Army, 1960-1961.; Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary); member American Bar Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate), NSPE, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (honorary), Alabama Bar Association, The Phoenix Society of Atlanta, Cosmos.


Vachon, Reginald Irenee was born on January 29, 1937 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Rene Albert Vachon and Regina (Galvin) Radcliffe.


Student United States Naval Academy, 1954-1955. BME, Auburn U., 1958, Master of Science, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University, 1963.

Bachelor of Laws, Jones Law School, 1969. Bar: Alabama, 1971; regional professional engineer, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Texas m. Mary Eleanor Grigg, January 16, 1960.


Engineer Hayes International, 1958. Instructor, research assistant Auburn University, 1958-1960, research associate, 1961, associate, professor, 1963-1978. Research and development engineer E.I. DuPont, 1960.

Aerospace engineer, technologist National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center, summers, 1964, 65. President Vachon Nix & Associate, since 1977, Visiting Nurse Association Systems Inc., since 1982. Chief operating officer Thacker Construction Company, Thacker Organization, Inc., 1981—1990, United Information Technologies, Inc., Global Interated Technologies Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer Compris Technology, Inc., 1991—1992. Chairman Global Risk Manager, Inc., since 1992, Direct Measurements, Inc., since 2002. Principal Gipco Holdings International, Ltd., 1994—2008.

Member science technical advisory committee United States Department Homeland Security. With United States Army, 1960-1961.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate), Singapore Institution Engineers, Hong Kong Institution Engineers, Institution Mechanical Engineers United Kingdom. Member: National Society of Professional Engineers, American Bar Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary. President 2003-2004), N. American Pan American Association Engineering Societies (vice president), Society Frances des Mecaniciens, Alabama Bar Association, Pan American Academy Engineering, Phoenix Society Atlanta, Peachtree Racket Club, New York Yacht Club, Cosmos Club.


Married Mary Eleanor Grigg, January 16, 1960. Children: Reginald Irenee, Eleanor Marie.

Rene Albert Vachon Radcliffe

Regina (Galvin) Radcliffe

Mary Eleanor Grigg

Reginald Irenee Vachon

Eleanor Marie Vachon