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Armstrong, John Archibald, (Jack)locked

OC 1983

Born Dauphin, Manitoba, 24 March 1917; m June Keith (d 1986); three s one d (and one s one d decd); died 26 Dec. 2010

retired; Chief Executive Officer, 1973–82, and Chairman, 1974–82, Imperial Oil Ltd


Univ. of Manitoba (BSc Geol.); Queen’s Univ. at Kingston (BSc Chem. Engrg)


Worked for short time with Geol Survey of Canada and in mining industry; joined Imperial Oil Ltd as geologist, Regina, 1940; appts as: exploration geophysicist, western Canada, and with affiliated cos in USA and S America; Asst Reg. Manager, Producing Dept, 1949; Asst Co-ordinator, Producing Dept of Standard Oil Co. (NJ), New York; Gen. Man., Imperial’s Producing Dept, Toronto, 1960; Dir, 1961; Dir resp. for Marketing Ops, 1963–65; Exec. Vice-Pres., 1966, Pres. 1970, Chief Exec. Officer, 1973, Chm., 1974. Chm., Commonwealth Study Conf. Assoc. Life Mem., Fraser Inst. Hon. LLD: Winnipeg, 1978; Calgary, 1980