Ron Southern

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Birthday
25, 1930
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jan 21, 2016 (85)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
25, 1930
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jan 21, 2016 (85)

About

Canadian entrepreneur who founded ATCO Ltd. and also opened an equestrian facility called Spruce Meadows. He held additional executive positions in several other large companies, including Canadian Airlines and the Canadian Chrysler Corporation.

Before Fame

In 1947, he and his father started the Alberta Trailer Hire Company, a business that eventually developed into ATCO.

Trivia

He earned both Order of Canada and Order of the British Empire honors.

Family Life

He co-founded Spruce Meadows with his wife, Margaret Southern. In 2007, he made his daughter, Nancy, Chief Executive Officer of ATCO.

Associated With

He and Sleep Country Canada founder Christine Magee both became prominent Canadian entrepreneurs.

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