A. Milner is recognized on the international scene
as one of the most successful Canadian business
leaders in the petroleum industry. He is also
recognized as a community leader, as he works
continually for the benefit of others. Milner was
born in Calgary and he spent his early years in
Turner Valley, Saskatoon, Gimli, and Winnipeg. He
earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of
Alberta and decided to work in the oil industry in
the 1940s. Milner and his two brothers then formed
two exploration companies: Canadian Chieftain
Petroleum Ltd. and Tidal Petroleum Corporation. As
well, Milner served as the President and Chief Executive
Officer of Chieftain International Inc., was the
chair of the Edmonton Public Library Board of
Trustees from 1963 to 1968, and a City Councilor from
1961 to 1963.
These positions were only a few
that Stanley Milner has held over his years as a
vital member of the business community. Mr. Milner
has been a director of several corporations
including Alberta Energy Company Ltd., Canadian
Imperial Bank of Commerce, Canadian Pacific Limited,
Wardair Inc., and Woodward Stores Limited. He has
also been a leader in the community serving on the
Board of Governors of the Royal Alexandra Hospital
and the University of Alberta Hospital; the Boards
of the Edmonton Community Foundation, Junior
Achievement, Edmonton Northlands, Edmonton Symphony
Orchestra, and the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club;
chairman of the Salvation Army Appeal, and the
Corporate Division of the United Way.
Mr. Milner also holds a strong
interest in the military, having previously served
in the cadet corps, the reserve army, and in the
Canadian Officer Training Corps. His patriotic
spirit led to his appointment as an Honorary
Lieutenant Colonel in the South Alberta Light Horse,
and Honorary Member of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment.
Mr. Milner is the current President of the South Alberta
Light Horse Regiment Foundation.
Stan Milner has been the
recipient of numerous honours over the years
including the City of Edmonton's Certificate of
Meritorious Service, and the Wall Street Transcript
Bronze and Gold Awards for the Top Chief Executive
Officer in the Canadian Oil Industry. In 1994, he
was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
from the University of Alberta, followed by
receiving the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1995.
In recognition of his dedication and efforts in
fundraising for the Edmonton Public Library, a
library was named in his honour in 1996.
Stanley Milner’s career has been
a marriage between the corporate and community
worlds. He is an example of how leaders in the
petroleum industry are committed to overall
excellence in the community at large. Currently Mr.
Milner serves as President, Chief Executive Officer,
and Director of Chieftain International, Inc.,
founded in 1988.