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Raymond Victor Smith

Paper products manufacturing executive

Raymond Victor Smith was Canadian paper products manufacturing executive. Served with Canada Army, 1944; Member of Capilano Golf and Country, Vancouver.


Smith, Raymond Victor was born on April 28, 1926 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Son of Stanley Victor and Kathryn Stewart (Hunter) Smith.


Student, University British Columbia. Student, Banff School Advanced Management. Student Advanced Management Program, Harvard University.


Trumpeter Dal Richards Band, 1942. Partner Warren McCuish Mens' Clothiers, 1947. Sales representative Vancouver Paper Box, 1949-1954.

With Home Oil Distributors, 1954-1957. Domestic representative kraft paper and board sales MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., 1957-1967. Assistant manager Kraft Paper & Board Sales, 1961-1965.

Newsprint representative Powell River-Alberni Sales Corporation, Pasadena, California, 1965-1967, manager, 1967-1968. Manager supply control and sales administration MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., Vancouver, 1968-1970, general manager, 1970-1971, vice president marketing paper and pulp, 1971-1973, vice president, general manager newsprint, 1973-1977, group vice president pulp and paper, 1977-1979, senior vice president pulp and paper, 1979-1980, chief operating officer, 1980-1983, president, 1980-1990, chief executive officer, 1983-1990, chairman board, since 1991. Board directors Canada Imperial Bank of Commerce.


  • Avocations: music, golf.


Served with Canada Army, 1944. Member of Capilano Golf and Country, Vancouver.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, golf.


Married Marilyn Joyce Meldrum, October 17, 1947. Children– Vicki, Kathi, Stan.