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Philip Warburton Oland, OC CD was Canadian businessman and former chairperson and CEO of Moosehead Breweries limit. In 1930, he received BSc. From University of New Brunswick. In 1970, he was made Officer of Order of Canada. Philip Warburton Oland was one of New Brunswicks ' most successful business leaders and passionate community builder Chairman and President of Moosehead Breweries Ltd, master brewer, soldier and WWI veteran, patron of Arts and volunteer, PW Oland left indelible mark on Canada, most significantly on City of Saint John and Province of New Brunswick. Born in Halifax on July 11 1910, Mr. Oland moved to Saint John with his family in 1917 in aftermath of Halifax Explosion. He earned Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in 1930 from University of New Brunswick and studied brewing and malting in England and Copenhagen. He joined family business, Moosehead Breweries Ltd., In 1932 as head brew master, creating Alpine Lager, which would become, and remain, one of most popular beers in Maritimes. He took on role of President and CEO of Moosehead in 1961, becoming fourth generation of his family to manage operations at Canadas oldest brewery. During this tenure, he guided family business through period of remarkable growth, launching Moosehead beer in United States, which would eventually account for 40 per cent of company production. He was also instrumental in expanding Great Britain and Australia. Proud Canadian, Mr. Oland Served As Captain In 3 Division Artillery During World War II. Following War, he became Militia Group Commander for West New Brunswick District, retiring in 1961 as Brigadier. Life Member Of New Brunswick Army Cadet Corps, He Served For 18 Years As Honorary Colonel To New Brunswicks 3 Field Artillery Regiment. Mr. Oland was committed community leader who gave generously of his time and support to numerous organizations. He played key role in establishment of University of New Brunswick in Saint John and founded Greater Saint John United Way, New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and Rothesay Pony Club. He was long-time supporter of Atlantic universities, especially University of New Brunswick in Saint John to which he donated Mary O, marine biology research vessel that has contributed greatly to growth of marine biology program. In 1992, UNBSJ named W. Oland Hall in his honour. He serves as President of Saint John Board of Trade and takes on roles with numerous other boards, including University of New Brunswick,. Thomas University, Lester B. Pearson of Pacific and Canadian Council of Business and Arts in Canada. Patron of Arts, Mr.
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