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Raymond C. Vaughn

Raymond C. Vaughn

Distinguished Engineer



Engineering Technology, B.S. – 1973


Mechanical Engineering, B.S. – 1976



At Time of Nomination in 1999

Raymond C. Vaughn was born in Austin, Texas, and graduated from high school in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology in 1973, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1976.

Upon graduation, Mr. Vaughn became a facilities design engineer and data processing manager with Fanning, Fanning & Associates in Lubbock. In 1979, he began working for Texas Instruments Incorporated in Lubbock as the Manager of Facilities Engineering, advancing to Engineering, Operations, and Regulatory Compliance Manager in 1983, and serving as the TI–Lubbock Site Services Manager from 1987 until 1994.

In 1989, he co–founded Compliance Services Group, Inc., known as CSG. In 1994, Mr. Vaughn became a Senior Vice President and Principal. CSG provides high quality engineering, architectural, and scientific consulting services. He co–authored a patent for a remediation process to recover floating volatile petroleum products from groundwater in the Ogallala aquifer. In 1990, he co–founded Hydrocarbon Recovery Equipment, Inc., and in 1994, he co–founded Midwest Solvent Recycling, Inc. in Kansas, Missouri, utilizing an innovative thermodynamic technology for the recovery of expended printing fluids.

Mr. Vaughn was inducted as a member of the Texas Tech University Academy of Mechanical Engineering in 1998. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering fraternity, and is a member and served as Chapter President of Pi Tau Sigma, the honorary Mechanical Engineering Society. He serves as a member of the Lubbock County Local Emergency Planning Committee, is a 1994 graduate of the Leadership Lubbock program sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, and has served for many years as a corporate coordinator and volunteer member of the United Way of Lubbock Campaign.

He is a Registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico and Texas, a board Certified Industrial Hygienist, and a board Certified Safety Professional. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the Texas Environmental Health Association. During his 25–year career, Mr. Vaughn has been personally responsible as a designer or engineer–of–record for an extensive number of mechanical construction projects throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico during 1973 to 1999.

It is with great pleasure that Texas Tech University bestows upon Raymond C. Vaughn the title of DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.

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