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ATAS Names Vachon Director Of Solar Technology

Christian Vachon

Allentown, PA - ATAS International has appointed Christian Vachon to the position of Director of Solar Technology. He has over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy business, mostly in solar thermal, PV and air heating systems.

Vachon's work with engineers, architects and HVAC contractors led to the design, sales and installation of close to 2,000,000 sq. ft. of solar air collectors around the world, in a wide variety of applications: building space heating, industrial processes, institutional and commercial buildings, armed forces facilities, produce and wood dryers, agricultural barns, residential heating and ventilation systems.

With a Master’s Degree in renewable energy engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia, Vachon has worked in France, Austria, Australia and Canada. He has joined the ATAS team to provide strong engineering and sales support for promoting ATAS’ InSpire solar air collector to all U.S. and International sales representatives and customers around the world.

Vachon’s areas of expertise include direct sales and sales support of solar systems, solar air heating and cooling systems design and engineering, and architectural and HVAC integration. He has experience with design, drafting, and specifying with architects and engineers. His knowledge of air preheating and energy recovery, energy calculations and simulations, and controls, automation and monitoring of energy systems performance will be very valuable in this new position with ATAS. Vachon is fluent in French, English, German and Spanish.

About ATAS International Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall cladding, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 40 stock colors with 70% PVDF finish.

With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panels, insulated metal panels, cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation. ATAS has two ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing locations in the United States: the headquarters in Allentown, PA, and their facility in Mesa, AZ. ATAS also has a second location in Allentown, PA, and recently added a new manufacturing location in University Park, IL. For more information about ATAS International, visit or call 610.395.8445. For more information on InSpire transpired solar collector metal wall panels, visit

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