Gérard Plourde 1916-2004

1978 Economic Economic

Gérard Plourde studied accounting at HEC Montréal. During his long career in industry, he was president and CEO (1951-70) and then chairman of the board (1970-86) of United Auto Parts.

Mr. Plourde made a major contribution to the economic and social development of his community in Montréal, both during his career as board member and by helping manage numerous philanthropic and cultural endeavours.

He sat on the boards of a number of charities, including the Fondation Lionel-Groulx from 1963 to 1968. Gérard Plourde was made a member of the Order of Merit of Université de Montréal’s alumni association in 1970.

He was inducted into the academy of Great Montrealers in 1978.