Class of 1982
Joseph Vachon revolutionized the pastry making industry by the application of production line techniques and mechanization principles closely observed by him while working for the Ford Motor Company in the early 1920’s. He was an innovative man whose initiative, natural mechanical ability and extra ordinary vision transformed a small bakery founded by his mother in Ste. Marie de Beauce in Quebec into an enterprise which today produces and markets some 600 million individual cakes annually.
Joseph Vachon set the trend in Quebec for corporate compensation packages including health programs. He always acknowledged that his success was due to the talents of his employees.