Claude Taylor (transportation executive)

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For the New Brunswick politician, see Claude D. Taylor.
Claude Ivan Taylor
Born (1925-05-20)May 20, 1925
Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Died April 23, 2015(2015-04-23) (aged 89)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater McGill University
Occupation corporate executive, accountant

Claude Ivan Taylor, OC (born May 20, 1925) was a Canadian transportation executive. He was the President and CEO of Air Canada.

Born in Salisbury, New Brunswick, he graduated as a Registered Industrial Accountant from McGill University in 1953. He started at Air Canada in 1949 as a reservation agent and would become President and CEO from 1976 to 1984. From 1984 to 1992, he was Chairman of the Board. He was President & CEO again from 1990 to 1992. He was President of the International Air Transport Association from 1979 to 1980.[1]

In 1986, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for having "turned Air Canada into a world leader in air transportation and, through his leadership of professional organizations at home and abroad".[2] In 1985, he was inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.[3] He has received honorary degrees from the University of New Brunswick and McMaster University. He was also a Commander of the Order of St. John.

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Business positions
Preceded by
None
CEO and President of Air Canada
1976-1984
Succeeded by
Pierre Jean Jeanniot
Preceded by
Pierre Jean Jeanniot
CEO and President of Air Canada
1990-1992
Succeeded by
Hollis L. Harris