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Airport executive , textile company executive

Arthur Percival Earle, Canadian textiles executive, airport executive. Registered professional engineer, Quebec, Ontario. Named to Order of Canada, 1996; recipient Award of Distinction, Concordia University, 1989, 125th Anniversary Canada Commemorative medal, 1992, Queen Elizabeth Jubilee medal, 2002.


Earle, Arthur Percival was born on April 23, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Son of Arthur Percival and Bernadette (Gosselin) Earle.


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, 1949. MMP, Harvard University, 1957.


With, Shawinigan Water & Power Company, 1949-1963;assistant manager production and plant, Shawinigan Water & Power Companywith, Dominion Textile Inc., Montreal, 1963-1990;chief engineer, then group vice president subsidiary, Dominion Textile Inc., Montreal, 1970-1978;senior vice president operations services, Dominion Textile Inc., Montreal, 1978-1987;senior vice president, Dominion Textile Inc., Montreal, 1987-1988;consultant corporation affairs, Dominion Textile Inc., Montreal, 1988-1990. Board directors Stella Jones Inc., chairman, 1993. Board directors Shermag Inc.

Past president Lana Knit Ltd., Fireside Fabrics Ltd., Fiber-World Ltd., Elpee Yarns Ltd., Jaro Ltd., Esmond Mills Mtd. Past chairman Pemans Ltd., Foresbec Inc., 1988-1993. Chairman Aeroport de Montreal, 1989-1996, board directors, 1989-1996, president, 1989-1990.


  • Registered professional engineer, Quebec, Ontario.


Board of directors Ecole de Technologie Superieure, U. Quebec, 1978-1985, member Executive Committee, 1981-1985. President Montreal Board Trade, 1980-1981, Chairman, Board Of Directors,1981-1982. President, Executive Committee Phoenix Foundation, 1985-1989.

Board directors Lakeshore General Hospital, Pointe Claire, Quebec, 1987-1994, vice chairman, 1989-1994. Chairman, Les Mercuriades Business Awards, 1985. Chairman, board directors Aeroport De Montreal, 1989-1996, president, 1989-1990.

Founding chairman Canada Airports Council, 1990-1993, board directors, 1990-1996. Chairman, president La Societe De Promotion Des Aeroport De Montrèal, 1987-1996. Honorary Chairman of the Board Phoenix Center, 1991-1996.

With Royal Canadian Air Force, 1941-1945. Fellow Engineering Institute Canada (honorary treasurer 1986-1988, senior vice president 1988-1989, president 1989-1990). Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (past section chairman), Order Engineers Quebec, Association Professional Engineers Ontario, American Textile Managerial Engineering Society, Quebec Chamber of Commerce (president 1983-1984, chairman, 1984-1985), Royal Montreal Golf Club, Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, Thistle Curling Club (president 1974-1975), Mount Stephen Club, Montreal Thistle Curling Club.


Married Muriel Elizabeth Vining, June 1, 1946. Children: Arthur Percival, Richard John, Janet Elizabeth.

Arthur Percival Earle

Bernadette (Gosselin) Earle

Muriel Elizabeth Vining

Arthur Percival Earle

Richard John Earle

Janet Elizabeth Earle