David Michael Culver
December 5, 1924
|Died||February 6, 2017(aged 92)|
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Culver attended Selwyn House School, received a Bachelor of Science from McGill University in 1947, an MBA from Harvard University, and a Certificate from the Centre d'Études Industrielles in Geneva.
Culver began working at Alcan in 1949, eventually rising to CEO in 1979. From 1986 to 1989 he was Chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
In 1989, he became a founding partner of CAI Private Equity, a firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, restructurings, acquisitions, and recapitalizations. He was a co-founder and Canadian Chairman for 11 years of the Canada-Japan Business Committee. He was the chairman of iLiv Technologies Inc. (iLiv.com). He was a member of the Augusta National Golf Club.
Culver was the author, with Alan Freeman, of "Expect Miracles: Recollections of a Lucky Life" (McGIll-Queen's University Press 2014).
In 1983 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1988. In 1990 he was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec. He also joined the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Grand Cordon, of Japan. Additionally, in 1990 he was awarded Concordia University's John Molson School of Business Award of Distinction.
Culver died on February 6, 2017, aged 92.
- "Mr. David M. Culver". Canadian Business Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 11, 2005.[permanent dead link]
- "National Order of Quebec citation". Gouvernement du Québec (in French). Retrieved April 11, 2005.
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