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John David Francis MacNaughton

John David Francis MacNaughton, Canadian aerospace company executive. Recipient Engineering medal Professional Engineers Ontario, 1965, Public Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1982, McGregor award Royal Canada Air Force Association, 1983, Thomas W. Eadie medal Royal Society of Canada, 1984, 125th Canada Anniversary medal, 1993.


  • MacNaughton, John David Francis was born on April 10, 1932 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. Son of Francis Maurice and Grace Elizabeth Ellen (Moore) MacN.

  • Education

    • Diploma, deHavilland Aeronautical Technology School, 1954. Bachelor of Science, Hatfield College, United Kingdom, 1954.


    • Engineering supervisor deHavilland's Guided Missile Division, 1954-1957. Chief engineer Garrett Manufacturing Ltd., 1958-1961. Chief mechanical engineer deHavilland's Special Projects and Applied Research, 1962-1968.

      Director mechanical products department Spar Aerospace Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1968-1969, vice president marketing and planning Canada, 1969-1974, vice president, general manager remote manipulator systems division Canada, 1974-1980, vice president, group executive space & electronics group Canada, 1981-1982, senior vice president systems sector Canada, from 1982, executive vice president Canada, 1988-1989, president, Chief Executive Officer Canada, 1989-1996, board directors Canada, since 1989. Chairman National Quality Institute. Invited speaker various professional conferences.


    • Contributor papers to professional publications and professional conferences.


    Director-at-large Junior Achievement Canada. Fellow Canada Aeronautics and Space Institute (Casey Baldwin award 1963, McCurdy award 1983). Member Association Professional Engineers of Province Ontario, Information Technology Association Canada Rideau (Ottawa) Club, Mississauga Golf and Country Club, Board of Trade (Toronto), Founders Club (Toronto), Toronto Club.


    • Married Joy Barbara Spencer. Children: Paul, Neil, Jane.
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    Born April 10, 1932
    • 1954
      deHavilland Aeronautical Technology School
    • 1954
      Hatfield College
    • 1954 - 1957
      Engineer, engineering supervisor deHavilland's Guided Missile Division
    • 1958 - 1961
      chief engineer, Garrett Manufacturing Limited
    • 1962 - 1968
      chief mechanical engineer, deHavilland's Special Projects and Applied Research
    • 1968 - 1969
      director, mechanical products department Spar Aerospace Limited
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
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