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PACKHAM, Leonard George Director, since 1955 and Overseas General Manager, since 1952, C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd. b: January 1, 1908. Is also a member of the Board of Directors of the following companies: Edwin Cooper and Co., Ltd.; Wakefield-Dick Industrial Oils, Ltd.; Castrol Austria G.m.b.H., Vienna; Castrol Oils (Canada), Ltd.; C. C. Wake field and Co., AIS, Copenhagen; Deutsche Castrol vertriebs G.m.b.H., Hamburg; Castrol-Holland N.V.; Castrol Italiana S.p.A., Milan; Societa Azion aria Lubrificanti I.L.O., Milan; Castrol (Switzer land) S.A., Zurich; Castrol Oils Inc., U.S.A.; C. C. Wakefield (Overseas), Ltd. Recreations: music, gardening. Add: C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., 46 Grosvenor Street, London, W.1. T: Mayfair 9232; and Speedwell. Kingsway, Craigwell, Bognor Regis, Sussex. T: Pagham 209.
PALMER, Dennis Guy Chairman and Managing Director, Eagle Engineering Co., Ltd. b: June 14, 1910, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Educ: Warwick School, and Leamington and Acton Technical Colleges. Served apprenticeship with the Eagle Engineering Co., Ltd., 1926-31; student at A.E.C., Southall, 1932-34; subsequently became demonstrator, sales representative, Assistant Works Manager and Sales Director, the Eagle Engineering Co., Ltd.; Chairman, J. F. Buckingham, Ltd., Kenilworth, 1949; Chairman, Always Welding, Ltd., Aldershot, 1955. Recreations: travel and boating. Club: Warwick and Leamington Rotary. Add: Eagle Engineering Co., Ltd., Eagle Works, Warwick. T: Warwick 126; and 7 Cloister Way, Leamington Spa. T: Leamington Spa 612.
PALMER, Gerald Marley A.M.I.Mech.E. Assistant Chief Engineer, Passenger Cars, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., since 1955. b: January 30, 1911, Northwood, Middlesex. Educ: Southern Rhodesia; London University. Scammell Lorries, Ltd. (including apprenticeship), 1928-36; draughtsman, Morris Motors, Ltd., 1936-42: Chief Designer, Jowett Cars, Ltd., 1942-49; Morris Motors, Ltd. (various appointments to Technical Director), 1949-55; joined Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., 1955. Add: Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton, Beds. T: Luton 2600; and Orchard House, Tree Lane, Iffley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77222.
PANkS, John Tennant M.C. Vice-President and Managing Director, Rootes Motors, Inc., New York; and President, British Automobile Manufacturers' Association, New York. b: March 31, 1917. Educ: Christ's Hospital, Birmingham University. Served 5 years' apprentice ship with Austin Motor Corpn., Birmingham; joined Car Mart, Ltd., 1938. Mobilized, 1939, serving in Middlesex and Wiltshire Regiments; demobilized with rank of Lieut.-Col., 1946; awarded M.C. in France, 1940. Joined Rootes Group, April, 1946, and was on the staff of Sunbeam Talbot, Ltd., to 1947; joined Export Division, Rootes Motors, London, 1947; went to U.S.A. to establish Rootes Motors, Inc., 1948; to Canada, 1949, to establish Rootes Canada, returning to Rootes Motors, Inc., 1954. Recreations: motor racing, golf, restoration of vintage cars. Club: St. Andrews Golf, New York. Add: Rootes Motors, Inc., 505 Park Avenue, New York City, N.Y. T: Plaza 5-0710; and 8 Oakled2e Road, Bronxville, New York. T: Deerfield 7-0015.
PAPELIAN, Richard Mihran Managing Director, World Radio, Ltd., and R. M. Papelian, Ltd. b: June 22, 1895, Constantinople. Educ: Man chester School of Technology. Served apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering with Robey and Co., Lincoln; with A. V. Roe and Co., Ltd., Manchester, finishing as a ,Chief Inspector, 1914-19; started own business 1919, and in 1920 registered R. M. Papelian, Ltd., importing as sole concessionaires parts and accessories, specializing on the Model T Ford; imported automatic windscreen wiper and had sole concession from Trico Products, 1925, in 1928 formed Trico-Folberth, Ltd.; in 1932 imported car radios and commenced manufacturing first the American Bosch and then Motorola; has made 46 trips to U.S.A. Recreations: golf, motor cruising. Clubs: Royal Aero; R.A.C.; R.M.Y.C. (life member). Add: R. M. Papelian, Ltd., Edgware Road, London, N.W.2. T: Gladstone 4255; and Sea Lane House, Angmering-on-Sea, Sussex. T: Rustington 805.
PARISH, Cornelius Donald A.M.I.M.I. Joint Managing Director, Cornelius Parish, Ltd. b: August 16, 1912, Hull. Educ: Hymers College, Hull. Served apprenticeship in father's concern for five years; in 1931 became actively interested in motor racing and raced Austin Sevens at Southport, Brooklands, Donington, etc.; was in Austin Works team on several occasions, and also drove at Le Mans for them; was Hon. Secretary, Hull Section M.A.A. for several years during the Second World War and liaison officer in case of emergency; later Chairman of Section; delegate to Yorkshire Committee, M.A.A. for several years. Clubs: B.R.D.C., Royal Yorkshire Yacht, R.A.C., Veteran Car, Humber Yawl. Recreations: motor sport, yachting, cine photography. Add: Cornelius Parish, Ltd., Anlaby Road, Hull. T: Kingston-upon-Hull 32800; and " Leicester Cottage," Thorngumbald, E. Yorks. T: Hull 83400.
PARKER, Leslie Middleton B.Sc.(Lond.), M.I.Mech.E., A.M.Inst.T. Chief Engineer, Northern General Transport Co., Ltd., Gateshead. b: February 15, 1900, Swansea. Educ: Swansea Secondary School; Technical College and Swansea University. Became a draughtsman with South Wales Structural Co. Ltd.; first connected with Motor Industry in 1922 when joined Jones, Clarke and Jenkins Ltd. (Motor Engineers), as Secretary and Director; became Assistant Chief Engineer, B.M.M.O. Co. Ltd. (Midland Red), Birmingham, then took up present position in August, 1955. Recreation: gardening. Add: Northern General Transport Co., Ltd., Gateshead, Co. Durham; and Acorn Close, Ravensworth Park, Gateshead, 11. T: Whickham 887371.
PARKER, Reginald Charles B.Sc., Ph.D., A.R.C.S., F.Inst.P., A.M.I.Mech.E. Research Director, Ferodo Ltd. b: April 17. 1913, Stechford. Educ: Watford Grammar School; Royal College of Science, Uni versity College, London University. Was Scientific Officer, Admiralty Research Establishment, Tedding ton before joining Ferodo Ltd. as Manager of Test House; member of M.I.R.A.; member of Buxton Rotary Club; married Elizabeth Croisette nee Anderson; two sons and one daughter. Add: Ferodo Ltd., Chapel-en-le-Frith, near Stockport. T: Chapel-en-le-Frith 250; and Oakwood, Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire. T: Buxton 454.
PARKER, Sydney Macdonald B.Sc., F .R .Ae .S., M.I.Mech .E. Administrative and Technical Director, Lockheed Hydraulic Brake Co., Ltd., and other companies of the Automotive Products Associated Group. b: 1909, London. Educ: Winchester College. Served apprenticeship with Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd. Add: Lockheed Hydraulic Brake Co., Ltd., Leamington Spa. T: Leamington Spa 2700.
PARKES, Alfred Herbert Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Small and Parkes, Ltd., since 1944. b: May 3, 1901. Educ: Malvern College. First connected with the Industry on the sales side in 1924; became Works Director of Small and Parkes, Ltd., in 1927 is also a Deputy Chairman of Rhodes, Brydon and Youatt, Ltd., and Railko, Ltd. Recreations: golf, tennis, motor sport. Clubs: Manchester Tennis and Racquets, Manchester Union, National Liberal (London), Eccentric (London). Add: Small and Parkes, Ltd., Hendham Vale Works, Manchester, 9. T: Collyhurst 2511; and Patchway, Heybridge Lane„ Prestbury, Cheshire. T: Prestbury 8274.
PARKES, Geoffrey C.M.G., J.P., F.R.S.A., F.T.I. Director, Small and Parkes, Ltd., and other companies. b: April 24, 1902. Educ: Clifton College; Institut Technique, Roubaix. Appointed Director, Small and Parkes, Ltd., 1927; became Director of Narrow Fabrics, M.o.S., and Hon. Adviser to Board of Trade, 1939; appointed Director-General, Textiles and Light Industries Branch C.C.G., 1944; became Deputy Chief (Exec.), Trade and Industry Division, Control Commission, Germany, 1946; other Directorships include District Bank, Ltd.; is a Member of Court and Council, Manchester University. Recreations: farming and horticulture. Club: Clarendon. Add: Reddish Ironworks, Stockport, Cheshire. T: Heaton Moor 4228; and Southcroft, Wilmslow, Cheshire. T: Wilmslow 3483.
PARKES, George Bowden M.C., B.Com. Director, Small and Parkes, Ltd., since 1942. b: March 11, 1889, Altrincham, Cheshire. Joined the company in 1919 after eight years' pre-war service in banking; served in the Lancashire Fusiliers, 1914-19, attaining rank of Staff Captain, 197 Infantry Brigade. Add: Small and Parkes, Ltd., Hendham Vale Works, Manchester, 9. T: Collyhurst 2511; and 4 Joflor Mount, North Promenade, St. Anne's on Sea. T: St. Anne's 1448.
PARKES, George Herbert Farrer Sales Director, Small and Parkes, Ltd., since 1957. b: May 3, 1924, Hale, Cheshire. Educ: Malvern College. First connected with the Industry in 1943; appointed Director of Small and Parkes, Ltd., 1949. Recreations: motor sport, fishing, shooting. Clubs: Steering Wheel, B.A.R.C., Lancs Auto. Add: Small and Parkes, Ltd., Hendham Vale Works, Manchester, 9. T: Collyhurst 2511; and Brookdale, Woodlands Way, Barton, Nr. Preston, Lancs. T: Broughton 0116.
PARKES, George Wilfred Chairman and Managing Director, Small and Parkes, Ltd. b: September 8, 1897, St. Anne's on Sea. Educ: Malvern College. Recreation: golf. Add: Small and Parkes, Ltd., Hendham Vale Works, Manchester, 9. T: Collyhurst 2511.
PARKES, John Joseph F.R.Ae.S. Chairman and Managing Director, Alvis Ltd. b: May 19, 1903. Served engineering apprentice ship with Angus Sanderson, Ltd., and Swift of Coventry, Ltd.; with Rootes, Ltd., 1927-28; prior to taking up present position in 1946, was Tech nical Manager and Test Pilot of Airwork Ltd., and General Manager with de Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd. Add: Alvis, Ltd., Coventry. T: Coventry 25501; and The Manor, Northend, Warwickshire. T: Fenny Compton 375.
PARNELL, Frank Gordon M.I.Mech.E., Assoc.I.N.A. Design Consultant, Automotive Products Co., Ltd. b: June 28, 1892. London. Educ: City of London School and Northampton Institute. Became a draughtsman with Clement Talbot's in 1912; after wards joined Straker Squire's, Arrol Johnston, and in charge of drawing office on design of well-known aero engine; engaged on early experiments in supercharging at Royal Aircraft Factory; visited the U.S.A. in 1920-21 on behalf of Ricardo and Co., Ltd.; became Chief Engineer with Triumph Company, 1923; in 1930 in charge of light car design section, Humber-Hillman; joined present company in 1932; has lately given special study to problems associated with heavy vehicles; a member of the Council of M.I.R.A. Recreations: sailing, naval architecture, languages. Add: Automotive Products Co.. Ltd., Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa. T: Leamington Spa 2700; and 24 Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. T: Kenilworth 6.
PARNELL, Reginald Racing Manager, Aston Martin racing team (since 1957) and farmer. b: July 2, 1911, Derby. Educ: Gerrard Street Secondary School, Derby. Began racing in 1934 and has driven practically every type of car; in 1947 and 1948 was awarded B.R.D.C. Gold Star; in 1957 won the New Zealand G.P. after which retired from active motor racing to take up position of Racing Manager to the David Brown team. Recreation: golf. Clubs: B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C. Add: Aston Martin-Lagonda, Ltd., Hanworth Park, Felt ham, Middx. T: Feltham 3641; and Wallfield House, Findern, Derby. T: Derby 53318.
PARSON, Herbert Angelo Chief Executive, Tyre Sales, Pirelli, Ltd., since 1957, b: February 20, 1900. Guernsey. Educ: Godwin College, Cliftonville. Joined Pirelli, Ltd., in 1922, and Firestone Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., in 1928, rejoining Pire.11i, Ltd., in 1930. as Sales Representative in Southampton; transferred to Birmingham in 1932, and promoted Regional Manager, Birming ham, in 1935; became Manager, Tyre Sales Division, 1948, Sales Manager, 1950; became Chief Executive, Tyre Sales, 1957; a member of the Tyre Trade Joint Committee, and a council member of the S.M.M.T. Clubs: B.A.R.C., R.A.C., R.S.A.C. and Roadfarers. Add: Pirelli, Ltd., 343 Euston Road, London, N.W.1. T: Euston 3131; and St. Ann's Lodge, St. Ann's Hill, Chertsey. T: Chertsey 3270.
PARSONS, Leslie Charles A.C.A., A.C.I.S. Secretary, Park Royal Vehicles, Ltd., since 1958. b: 1922, London. Ethic: Bancroft's School, Woodford Green, Essex. Second World War: R.A.F. as Flt. Lt., 1941-46; Farrow, Bersey, Gain, Vincent and Co., Chartered Accountants, London, 1946-51; Accountant, A.C.V. Sales, Ltd., 1952; Secretary, 1955. Recreations: cricket, gardening. Add: Park Royal Vehicles, Ltd., Abbey Road, London, N.W.10. T: Elgar 6522; and 53 Cottimore Crescent, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. T: Walton-on-Thames 5511.
PARSONS-CHANDLER, John Charles George Victor Sales Manager (Commercial Division), Lodge Plugs, Ltd., since 1956. b: September 9, 1917, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Educ: Cheltenham College. Export Manager with company for three years before present appointment; Member of Incorporated Sales Managers' Association; Member of Institute of Export. Recreations: squash, tennis, oil painting. Add: Lodge Plugs, Ltd., Rugby, Warwickshire. T: Rugby 2076.
PASCALL, Martin Roy Chairman and Managing Director, M. R. Pascall, Ltd.; Managing Director, M. R. Pascall (Sales and Export), Ltd. b: March 23, 1914, Oakengates, Shropshire. Educ: Walker Technical College, Oakengates, Shropshire. First associated with Industry as apprentice to Ensor Caravans, 1929; Sales Manager, 1933; founded Pilot Caravans, 1937 (now M. R. Pascall, Ltd.): served R.A.F. as pilot, 1939-41; is also Chairman, Chas. Roth and Co., Essex, and Director, Capital Facilities, Ltd., Walsall. Recreations: farming, shooting. Add: M. R. Pascall, Ltd., Pilot Works, Oakengates, Shropshire. T: Oakengates. 39; and Hayfields, Lilleshall, near Newport, Shropshire. T: Lilleshall 246.
PASCOE, Sir (Frederick) John Kt. cr. 1957, B.A. Chairman and Managing Direc tor of British Timken, Ltd. b: March 19, 1893, Redruth. Educ: Exeter School and St. John's College, Cambridge (Mech anical Sciences Tripos). After serving in First World War in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, and in the Signal Service, entered Leeds Forge Engineering Co., Ltd., as an apprentice in March, 1919; became Managing Director of present company in 1940, and Chairman of the Board, 1950; is also Chairman of Fischer Bearing Co., Ltd., Chairman of Aberdare Holdings, Ltd., and Chapelfoot Finance Co., Ltd., member of Executive Committee of Northants C.C.C. Married, Margaret Esson née Scott; one son, and one daughter. Add: British Timken, Ltd., Duston, Northampton. T: Northampton 4921; and Broomhill, Spratton, Northampton. T: Creaton 247.
PASS, Archibald Harry Director, Pass and Joyce, Ltd. b: September 27, 1880, Aylesbury. Educ: Private and Grammar Schools. Apprentice in father's coachbuilding business, 1895; joined H. J. Mulliner in London, 1901; started with Benz Concessionaires as mechanic demonstrator in 1902; became General Manager with A. Carlish, Ltd., 1904, continuing when the company became Car Mart, Ltd.; joined London Volunteer Rifles (M.T.), 1914; in 1915, turned Car Mart works over to munitions; formed present company with four depots in 1924; with Briggs Motor Bodies and James Young of Bromley from 1939, turning out war equipment; took up present position with Pass and Joyce, Ltd., in 1945. Recreations: Monte-Carlo Rallies and hill-climbing in this country, golf. Add: Pass and Joyce, Ltd., 184-8 Great Portland Street, London, W.I. l': Museum 1001; and 18 Romney Court, Winchelsea Gardens, Worthing, Sussex. T: Worthing 1828.
PATERSON, Edward Victor M.I.Pet. Proprietor and Editor, Scientific Lubrication (founded 1948); Managing Director, Scientific Publications (G.B.), Ltd. b: January 29, 1913. Agent, Valvoline Oil Co., 1935-45; chief engineer, Snow don, Sons and Co., Ltd., 1945-48. Add: Scientific Publications (G.13.), Ltd., Broseley, Shropshire. T: lronbridge 2245; 3 Clifford Street, London, W.1. T: Regent 7996; and The Old Hall, Willey, Broseley, Shrops. T: lronbridge 2245.
PATTERSON, Frederick Henry F.C.I.S. Secretary, Tilling-Stevens, Ltd. b: May 25, 1897, Maidstone. Educ: Brunswick House School. First connected with Industry in 1919 when joined Tilling-Stevens, Ltd.; Assistant Secretary to the company prior to taking up present position; is also Secretary to John C. Beadle (Coachbuilders), Ltd., Dartford, Vulcan Motors, Ltd., R. L. Engineers, Ltd., and Tempair, Ltd. Club: Maidstone Club. Add: Tilling-Stevens, Ltd., Victoria Works, Maidstone, Kent. T: Maidstone 3327; and 68 Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent. T: Maidstone 55966.
PAUL, John Arthur Director, Mobil Oil Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: March 25, 1915. Educ: Christs' Hospital, Horsham. Was with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., Ltd., 1935-39; with the Petroleum Board, London, 1939-40. During the Second World War, served in the R.A.F.V.R. (mainly in Bomber Command) and was demobilized with rank of Squadron Leader. With Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., Ltd., in London, 1946 50; Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the West Walthamstow seat (opposing the present Earl Attlee), 1950; Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the Southampton (Test) Division, 1951; rejoined Mobil Oil Co., Ltd., 1952. Clubs: Constitutional, R.A.F. Reserves. Add: Mobil Oil Co., Ltd., Caxton House, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 1010; and 3 Langham Mansions, London, S.W.5. T: Fremantle 4005.
PAULSON, William Richard Motoring Correspondent, Evening News, London, since 1950. b: March 31. 1907. Educ: United States and Nottingham University College. Formerly with Nottingham Journal; joined Evening News as sub editor, 1935; served with R.A.F. as pilot 1940-46 as instructor, and Transport Command (Flt. Lt.); seconded to B.O.A.C. in 1944, flying to India, West Africa, the Middle East, Sweden and Finland: Air Correspondent, Evening News, 1946-47; later deputy news editor. Recreations: squash, tennis, gardening. Clubs: include R.A.C.; Press Club. Add: Evening News, Carmelite House, E.C.4. T: Fleet Street 6000; and 70 Westwood Lane, Welling, Kent. T: Bexleyheath 3243.
PAYNE, Herbert George F.I.B.C.A.M. Chief Body Engineer, Humber, Ltd., since 1945. b: March 14, 1908, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Educ: City of Norwich Junior Technical College. Appren tice coachbuilder and designer, Mann, Egerton and Co., Ltd., Norwich, 1923-28; junior draughtsman with the same company, 1928; draughtsman, Weymann's Motor Bodies, Addlestone, 1928-30; senior draughtsman, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton, 1932; senior designer, 1934; personal assistant to chief body engineer, 1936; chief body draughtsman, 1938; chief body engineer with Humber, Ltd., Coventry, 1945. Recreation: tennis. Add: Humber, Ltd., Humber Road, Coventry. T: Coventry 52144; and 41 Momus Boulevard, Coven try. T: Coventry 53401.
PEACOCK, Kenneth Swift b: February 19, 1902. Educ: Oundle School. Served with Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds, Ltd., in varying capacities, becoming their Managing Director in 1936, and Chairman in 1953; Director of associated companies and of Lloyds Bank, Ltd., United Steel Companies, Ltd., and Steel Company of Wales, Ltd. Recreations: riding, hunting, sailing. Add: Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds, Ltd., 66 Cannon Street, London, E.C.4; and Lower Coscombe, Temple Guiting, Glos.
PEAKE, Harald Director, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., since 1938: Chairman, Steel Company of Wales, Ltd.; Governor, London Assurance; Vice-Chairman, Lloyds Bank, Ltd. b: October 28, 1899, Retford, Notts. Educ: Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. Served in Cold stream Guards during First World War and subsequently Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry; raised and commanded No. 609 (West Riding) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 1936; Director of Auxiliary Air Force, Air Ministry, 1938: Director of Public Relations, Air Ministry, 1940-42; Director of Air Force Welfare, 1942-43; Special Duty List Air Ministry, 1943-45; retired with rank of Air Commodore. Recreation: agriculture. Club: Brooks's. Add: Margam House, St. James's Square, London, S.W.1. T: Trafalgar 4300; and 2 Shepherds Close, Lees Place, North Audley Street, London, W.1. T: Mayfair 1264.
PEALL, Ernest William Pashley b: 1877, Brixton, London. Educ: Dulwich College. Member of Circle of 19th Century Motorists and one of first members of R.A.C., A.A.: drove ambulance in First World War: donor of " Peall " Challenge Cup for International Rally of Great Britain. Recreations: golf, tennis, bowls. Add: c/o National Provincial Bank, Ltd., Town Hall Branch, 103 Church Road, Hove.
PEALL, Gordon Frederick F.I.M.I. Director, Lucas of Brixton Hill, Ltd. b: February 15, 1883, Brixton, London. Educ: Dulwich College. First drove in 1899; with Brotherhood Crocker Motors, Ltd., making the Brotherhood car, 1903: left in 1905 and joined the Harvey du Cros group as Sales Manager for the Gladiator car: left in 1909 and opened own business in Leicester Square, London, selling new and used cars; closed the business in 1916 and joined Gordon Watney and Co., Ltd., Weybridge, Aeronautical Engineers, as assistant to the Chief Engineer; left after the war and took over, as partner, the coach. building concern of Lucas (Est. 1844) in 1922: one of the few surviving members of the Circle of 19th Century Motorists; served on committee, also on the committee of the Fellowship of the Motor Industry; semi-retired since 1955. Recreations: billiards, snooker, bowls. Clubs: Streatham Constitutional; Stork. Add: Lucas of Brixton Hill, Ltd., 240 Brixton Hill, London, S.W.2. T: Tulse Hill 5261; ani 56 Wyatt Park Road, Streatham Hill, S.W.2. T: Tulse Hill 6926.
PEARL, George Edward Roy Managing Director, Pearl, Cooper, Ltd.; Publisher and Editor, Motor Racing, Sports Car and Lotus Owner, " Motor Racing Directory " and non motoring publications. b: August 6, 1914, Sidcup, Kent. Educ: Eltham College. Mercedes Benz, 1932-38; joined R.A.F.V.R., 1938, and subsequently served during the war in the R.A.F. as a pilot in three Coastal Command squadrons; left R.A.F., 1946 and joined Flight; Air Transport Editor of Flight, 1946-50; in 1950 appointed Managing Director, Pearl, Cooper, Ltd. Clubs: Royal Air Force, Royal Aero Club. Add: Pearl, Cooper, Ltd., 48 Chandos Place, Strand, London, W.C.2. T: Temple Bar 8111.
PEARSON, James Denning J.P., B.Sc., Wh.Sc., M.I.Mech.E., F.R .Ae.S., M.I.Prod.E. Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman, Rolls-Royce, Ltd.; Managing Director, Aero-Engine Division, since 1957. b: August 8, 1908. Educ: Canton Secondary School, and Cardiff Technical College. Served apprenticeship with C. H. Bailey, Graham and Co., Ltd., Cardiff, completing a post-graduate research scholarship at Vickers-Armstrongs, Ltd.; joined Rolls-Royce, Ltd., in 1932, working on aero-engine design in experimental department, and as materials engineer; took charge of the Technical Department of the Scottish factory, 1939, later becoming chief technical production engineer; at the end of Second World War, established the Rolls-Royce technical office in Montreal and on his return was appointed chief service and quality engineer; general sales and service manager of the Aero Engine Division, 1948; joined the board of Rolls-Royce, Ltd., 1949; later became Chief Executive of the Aero Engine Division; Managing Director, Aero Engine Division, 1954. Recreations: golf, reading, sailing. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Derby. T: Derby 42424; and 225 Duffield Road, Allestree, Derby. T: Derby 58451.
PEARSON, Sir James Reginald Kt. cr. 1959, O.B.E., M.I.M.E., M.I.Prod.E., Deputy Chairman and Executive assistant to the Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd. b: November 17, 1897, Dudley, Worcestershire. Educ: Dudley Higher Elementary School; Park Demonstration School, Dudley. Served apprentice ship with Bullers, Ltd., Tipton, 1913-18; gunmaker with National Projectile Factory, Dudley, 19th-19; machinist and fitter/turner, setter (production) charge hand, gearboxes and rear axles, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., 1919-27; in 1927, became foreman, engine manufacture, machining; area manager, 1929; asst. production manager, 1934; production manager, 1939; in general charge of arrangements to turn factory over to Churchill tank and heavy W.D. truck production; factory manager, 1941; elected to Board of Directors, 1946; appointed Executive Assistant to the Managing Director, 1953, and Deputy Chairman, 1958; is a member of Board of Governors, Luton and South Beds. College of Further Education, and a member of Bedfordshire District Committee of the Eastern Regional Board for Industry; member of Eastern Regional Council of the Federation of British Indus tries, and of the English Speaking Union, The British Institute of Management, and of Industrial Drthopxdic Society; president, V.M. 'branch of the St. John Ambulance Brigade. Recreations: 4olf, gardening. Clubs: R.A.C., Punch. Add: Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton, Beds. T: Luton 2600; and 45 Bloomfield Road, Harpenden, Herts. T: Harpenden 1052.
PEARSON, Robert ColinM.I.Mech.E., M.I.Mar.E., A.M.I.Prod.E., A.F.R.Ae.S.,A.M.B.I.M. Director, Jowett Cars, Ltd., since vlay 9, 1958. b: May 18, 1920, Falkirk. Educ: Bancroft School, Royal Naval Engineering College; 1938-53, served in the Royal Navy, attaining rank of Lieut. Commander; 1954-56, with Production Engineering, Ltd., as Industrial Management Consultant; with Blackburn and General Aircraft, Ltd., as Design Office Manager, 1956-58. Recreations: golf and horticulture. Club: R.N.V.R. Add: Jowett Cars, Ltd., Birstall, Batley, Yorks. T: Batley 1951; and Southwold, Welton Road, Brough, E. Yorks. T: Brough 58.
PEARSON, William Edward Managing Director, Scammell Lorries, Ltd., since 1947. b: 1905, West Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Educ: Technical College, West Hartlepool. Service overseas with Shell, 1926-33; Secretary, Scammell Lorries, Ltd., 1934; General Manager, 1939; Managing Director, 1947; Director, Leyland Motors, Ltd. Recreations: include golf, rugby. Add: Scammell Lorries, Ltd., Tolpits Lane, Watford, Herts. T: Watford 25231; and 34 Cassiobury Park Avenue, Watford, Herts. T: Watford 24701.
PENMAN, John Semple Chairman, A. C. Penman, Ltd., since 1954. b: February 7, 1897, Dumfries. Educ: Abbotsholme School. Served apprenticeship with A. C. Penman, Ltd., 1914; First World War, Lieut., M.G.C.; appointed Director, A. C. Penman, Ltd., 1920. Recreations: yachting, yacht design, paint ing. Club: R.S.A.C. Add: A. C. Penman, Ltd., Dumfries. 7'; Dumfries 1957-8; and Girthon, Edinburgh Road, Dumfries. T: Dumfries 580.
PENROSE, James William Randall Home Sales Manager, The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: November 23, 1907, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin. Educ: Rossall School and Central Technical College, Birmingham. Served engineering apprenticeship with Austin Motor Co., Ltd., 1925-27; became Chief Commercial Vehicle Assistant to Sales Manager, subsequently being appointed Assistant Service Manager; was then General Manager, Austin Crompton Parkinson Electric Vehicles, Ltd., prior to taking up present appointment in April, 1954; received Territorial Army Commission in 1938; proceeded to France with Troop Carrying Company, R.A.S.C., 1940; later 0.C., M.T. Coy., 1st Army, N. Africa, and 8th Army, Italy; appointed Lieut. Colonel, A.D.S.T., M.M.I.A., April, 1945; is member of Council of S.M.M.T. (Commercial Vehicle [Light and Medium] Section); on Commercial Vehicle Light and Medium Section Committee of S.M.M.T. and Joint Committee of Vehicle Manufacturers and Retailers, S.M.M.T. Recreations: golf, gardening, fishing. Married; two children. Add: The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101; and 146 Middleton Hall Road, King's Norton, Birmingham, 30. T: King's Norton 3417.
PEPPER, Albert Cecil Ph.D., B.Sc., F.R.I.C.,F.C.S., F.Inst.Pet. Managing Director, Alexaner Duckham and Co., Ltd. 1): February 24, 1914, Mount Sorrel, Leicester. Educ: Loughborough College; London University. Spent early life farming in Leicestershire; secured scholarship which led to academic career and specialization in chemistry; became a research chemist with Company in 1936; benefited from the business training and sagacity of Alexander Duckham: appointed to the Board of Directors, 1941. Married; one son and one daughter. Recreations: gardening, shooting. Add: Alexander Duckham and Co., Ltd., Hammersmith, London, W.6. T: Fulham 3300; and Charnwood, Burney Road, Westhumble. near Dorking, Surrey. T: Dorking 3629.
PEPPERCORN, Trevor Edward Director, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd. b: June 4. 1904, London. Educ: Beaumont and Balliol College, Oxford. Joined Dunlop Rubber Co.. Ltd., as a trainee in 1928; served with Dunlop Rubber Co. (India), Ltd., from. 1929 to 1939; joined Dunlop (South Africa), Ltd., in 1940, acting Managing Director in 1943, confirmed 1945; Chairman, Industrial Employers' Association, 1947-49; President, Natal Chamber of Industries, 1949-50; Vice-President, Federated Chamber of Industries, South Africa, 1950-51; Vice-President, National Development Foundation of South Africa, 1951-52; transferred to London December, 1952, as Director, Overseas Sales; appointed to Board, 1957. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, St. James's Street, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 6700; and 15 South Terrace, Thurloe Square, London, S.W.7. T: Kensington 1355.
PERCIVAL, James F.I.B.C.M. Past President, Institute of Body Engineers; Director, Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., since 1951. b: June 6, 1908, Stockport. Educ: Stockport Elementary and Secondary School. Served apprenticeship to motor body design with Willys-Overland, Crossley, Ltd., Stockport, 1922-28, and as body draughtsman, Hillman Motor Co., Ltd., 1928-30; body draughtsman, Humber Motor Co., Ltd., 193H 31; body draughtsman, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1921-36; chief body designer, Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., 1936 to present date. Recreations: golf, gardening. Add: Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., Kings bury Road, Erdington, Birmingham. T: Erdington 2141; and The Dingles, Kenilworth Road, Balsa11 Common, nr. Coventry. T: Berkswell 3236.
PERKINS, Thomas Hugh Richard Director and General Manager, Sales Division, F. Perkins, Ltd. b: January 30, 1924, Peterborough. Educ: Shrewsbury. Served in R.A.F., 1942-46. Commenced in the industry as a trainee, 1940, apprenticed to F. Perkins, Ltd.; appointed a director in January, 1951. Recreations: fishing, shooting. Clubs: East India, Sports Club, London. Add: F. Perkins, Ltd., Eastfield Factory, Peterborough. T: 4861; and Stibbington House, Wansford. nr. Peterborough. T: Wansford 217.
PERRETT, John Bertram A.M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E., F.R.H.S. Technical Manager, Trojan, Ltd., since 1947. b: February 20, 1912, London. Educ: Kingston Technical College; studied engineering at Polytechnic, Regent Street, London. Served apprenticeship with G. Wailes and Co.; afterwards draughtsman with Thomson and Taylor (Brooklands), Ltd., under Reid A. Railton; with the M.G. Car Co., Ltd., and Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., before becoming chief designer with Robert Gears, Ltd.; during Second World War was designer with Vickers-Armstrongs, Ltd., at their Fighting Vehicles Research Establishment, Chertsey; chief designer, A.F.N.,' Ltd., tor Frazer-Nash and Bristol cars, 1945. Recreations: yachting, swimming, gardening. Add: Trojan, Ltd., Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey. T: Croydon 0066; and Dorboys, Wolscy Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. T: Walton-on-Thames 3740.
PERRY, Percival George M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Arthur E. Gould, Ltd., since 1957; Director, W. Harold Perry, Ltd., since 1931; Director, Perry (Repairs and Service), Ltd., since 1940. b: January 24, 1912, London. Educ: Highgate School. Trainee at Bristol Street Motors. Ltd., Birmingham, 1928-31; trainee at Ford Motor Co., Manchester and Dagenham, 1931-33; Works Manager, Arthur E. Gould, Ltd., 1933; Director, Arthur E. Gould, Ltd.. 1935. Recreations: golf, tennis, cricket. Clubs: Stoke Poges Golf Club, St. Pancras Rotary Club. Add: Arthur E. Gould, Ltd., Mercury House, 30 Alfred Place, London, W.C.1. T: Museum 1525; and Aramghar, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks. T: Farnham Common 1170.
PETERS, Gordon Neville B.A.(Oxon.). Divisional Manager, Northern Irish Division, Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., since 1957. b: March 7, 1927, Iraq. Educ: Rossall School; Exeter College, Oxford. Served with Royal Navy, 1945-48; joined Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., from University, 1950; appointed Retail Marketing Manager, Eastern Counties, 1955. Recreations: cricket, squash, golf. Club: Ulster Club. Add: Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., 6 Murray Street, Belfast. T: Belfast 20881;" and 23 Kensington Park, Bangor, Co. Down. T: Bangor 1122.
PETERS, Hugh Robert Charles Director, Kerry's (Great Britain), Ltd., since 1953. b: 1915. Served apprenticeship with Specialloid, Ltd., 1931; engaged in design and sales promotion, becoming Sales Manager and subsequently Sales Director; joined Kerry's (Great Britain), Ltd., as Branch Manager, 1950-51; General Manager, 1951 53. Is also a Director of Spare Parts, Ltd. (since 1952), and of Merriman and Howard, Ltd. (since 1953). Add: Kerry's (Great Britain), Ltd., Warton Road, Stratford, London, E.15. T: Maryland 6611.
PHILLIPS, Arthur Francis Palmer Director, Lawson Pigott Motors, Ltd., since 1949; Director, Lincoln and Nolan (Holdings), Ltd., Dublin. since 1950; Chairman, Fellowship of the Motor Industry, since 1949. b: August 23, 1880, Herne Bay. Educ: University College, London. Journalist, author and editor, 1898-1914; served in Army, 1915-20; Sales Manager, Republic Trucks, 1921; Sales Manager, General Motors, Ltd., 1923; Sales Director, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., 1929-49; motor industry consultant, since 1949; past president, S.M.M.T.; past president, B.M.T.A.; past president, past president, F.M.I. Recreations: shooting, fish ing, gardening. Club: R.A.C. Add: Kirkeaton, Longcroft Avenue, Harpenden, Herts. T: Harpen den 143.
PHILLIPS, William Neville Gardner B.A. (Cantab.), A.M.I.Mech.E., in charge of Special Services Department, Rootes, Ltd.; since 1947. b: June 21, 1900, Craigavad, Co. Down. Educ: Shrewsbury School and Caius College, Cambridge (B.A., Mech. Sciences Tripos, 1919-21). Junior draughtsman with Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., 1921; joined Amac, Ltd., as Assistant Technical Manager, 1924; Midlands editorial representative, Trader Publishing Co., Ltd.; Editor, Motor Cycle and Cycle Trader, 1930-39; Managing Editor, The Export Trader and British Engineers Export Journal, 1937-39; joined Mechanization Board, Ministry of Supply, January, 1940, and became Deputy Director in charge of Wheeled Vehicle Design; left Ministry of Supply in 1946 and practised as a consulting engineer until taking up present appointment. Married, Elizabeth née Connolly; one son. Recreations: Continental travel, cricket and hockey. Add: Rootes, Ltd., Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 3401; and Ardavon, Sandy Lane, Kingswood, Surrey. T: Mogador 2049.
PICKARD, John Stanley Managing Director, H. F. Edwards and Co., Ltd., since 1929; Chairman, L. F. Dove, Ltd., since 1958. b: February 20, 1902. Educ: Oundle and London School of Economics. Joined H. F. Edwards and Co., London, 1924; became partner, 1928; appointed Joint Managing Director on formation of limited liability company, 1929; joined L. F. Dove, Ltd., Croydon, as a founder Director and Deputy Chairman, 1928. Recreations: farming, golf. Add: H. F. Edwards and Co., Ltd., 28-34 Upper High Street, Epsom, Surrey. T: Epsom 5611; and Tumber House, Headley, nr. Epsom, Surrey. T: Headley 321.
PILCH, Reginald Sutherland Director and General Export Sales Manager, Rootes, Ltd. b: December 7, 1909, London. Educ: Sevenoaks School. Received special training course with Chrysler Corporation, London, and Detroit, 1926-28; joined French Motorcar Company, Calcutta, India, in 1929, becoming Sales Manager in 1934; joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry, in 1936 as Eastern Representative and travelled extensively throughout all countries east of Suez; joined Rootes, Ltd., in 1945 as Export Sales Manager, and was appointed a director in January, 1954. Recreations: golf and gardening. Add: Rootes, Ltd., Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 3401; and 124 Rivermead Court, Burlingham, London, S.W.6. T: Renown 6120.
PINDER, Reginald John C.B.E. Managing Director, Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd.; Chairman, Cleveland Petroleum Co., Ltd. b: September 25, 1898, Birmingham. Educ: Birmingham. Joined Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd. (then Anglo-American Oil Co., .Ltd.), in 1920 as a clerk in the Birmingham office; after sales experience in the Birmingham area, appointed to the Motor Oil Department in London where concerned with the introduction of motor oils by the company; subsequently held positions in the company's sales organization, including those of assistant divisional sales manager at Exeter and Cardiff, and Sales Manager of the Liverpool Division; in 1937 was appointed executive assistant to the International Association (Petroleum Industry), Ltd., where he was concerned with marketing problems of the Esso organization in most of the European countries; in 1945 returned to Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd., to assist in the reorganization of the sales department following the ending of the Petroleum Board; appointed General Sales Manager, July, 1951; Sales Director, July, 1953; Managing Director, March, 1956; is a director of Esso Petroleum Co. (Ireland), Ltd.; British Mexican Petroleum Co., Ltd., and Purfleet Deep Wharf and Storage Co., Ltd. Recreations: caravanning, photography. Clubs: R.A.C., The Caravan Club of Gt. Britain and Ireland, The British Caravanners' Club (President), the No. 10 Club. Add: Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd., 36 Queen Anne's Gate, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 5151; and. Uplands, Boughton Hall Avenue, Send, nr. Woking, Surrey. T: Ripley (Surrey) 3210.
PITCHFORD, John Hereward M.A. (Cantab.), M.I.Mech.E., M.S.I.A., Honorary Member, S.T.A. Managing and Joint Technical Director, Ricardo and Co. (Engineers) 1927, Ltd. b: August 30, 1904, Penarth, Wales. Educ: Brighton College; Christ's College, Cambridge. Joined Ricardos on coming down from Cambridge in 1926 as Junior Technical Assistant; became deputy to Technical Director, and General Manager in 1939; Managing Director in 1947; a Vice-President, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Past Chairman, Automobile Division, Institution of Mechanical Engineers; a Member of M.I.R.A. Council and a Director, Power-Jet (Research and Development), Ltd. Add: Ricardo and Co. (Engineers) 1927, Ltd., Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. T: Shoreham-by-Sea 2231; and Byeways, Ditchling, Sussex. T: Hassocks 527.
PLATT, Maurice M.Eng.(Sheffield), M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Director and Chief Engineer, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., since 1953. b: August 19, 1898, London. Experimental engineer, Albion Motors, 1919; Technical Editor, The Motor, 1924; joined Vauxhall Motors' Engineering Department as sales and service contact engineer, 1937; executive engineer, 1949; chief engineer, 1953; became a Director of Vauxhall Motors, 1953; served continuously on Council ot I.A.E. and (later) A.D. Council of Institution ot Mechanical Engineers, 1937-58. Recreations: reading, writing, walking. Club: R.A.C. Add: Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton, Bedfordshire. T: Luton 2600; and 34 Baldock Road, Letchworth, Hertfordshire. T: Letchworth 1791.
PLAYER, Edward C.B.E. Joint Managing Director, Midland Motor Cylinder Co., Ltd.; Managing Director, U.K., Birmid Auto Castings Pty., Ltd., Geelong, Australia. b: Coventry. Educ: Bablake School, Coventry, and Birmingham University. Engaged in electrical engineering, 1904-09; joined Sterling Metals, Ltd., Coventry, 1909; Managing Director, 1929; is Chairman of Birmetals, Ltd., Perry Barr Metal Co.' Ltd., and Birmidal Developments, Ltd.; Managing Director of Birmingham Aluminium Casting (1903) Co., Ltd., and a Director of Midland Motor Cylinder Co., Ltd. Add: Birmid Industries, Ltd., Dartmouth Road, Smethwick, Staffs. T: Smethwick 1431; and Chesford Bridge House, nr. Leamington Spa, Warwicks. T: Kenilworth 709.
POCHIN, Edward Ronald Director, Home Sales, Ferodo, Ltd., since 1955. b: November 28, 1907. Educ: King William's College, Isle of Man. Joined Ferodo, Ltd., 1925; representative London Area, 1925-39; served during Second World War with R.A.S.C. in Western Desert, Palestine and Europe, attaining rank of captain; held successive appointments with Ferodo, Ltd., as Manager, Replacement Sales Dept., and Manager, Home Sales, before becoming a Director. Recreations: photography, walking. Add: Ferodo, Ltd., Chapel-en-le-Frith, Stockport. T: Chapel en-le-Frith 2520.
POCOCK, Philip Vivian A.M.I.M.I. Director and General Manager, Kennings (Shrewsbury), Ltd. (previously Wales and Edwards, Ltd.), since 1945. b: June 19, 1907, Purley. Educ: Canford School, Regent Street Polytechnic; London School of Economics. In 1924 joined Wolseley Motors, Ltd., as an apprentice, completing apprenticeship with Guy Motors, Ltd.; became Inspector of Mechanical Transport, United Dairies, Ltd., 1927; Works Manager, 1930; joined present organization in 1945 as manager of Commercial Vehicle Department. Add: Kennings (Shrewsbury), Ltd., Morris House, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury. T: Shrewsbury 2027; and Hillway, Ridgebourne Road, Shrewsbury. T: Shrewsbury 4610.
POLLARD, Thomas Alfred Ferguson A.M.I.Mech.E., Chief Designer, R. A. Dyson and Co., Ltd. b: December 20, 1924, Liverpool. Educ: Quarry Bank High School; Liverpool College of Techno logy. Joined present company as apprentice in 1941, and afterwards served in drawing office in various capacities; Chief Designer, 1954; responsible for design of wide range of commercial trailers, semi-trailers and special road transport vehicles which the company manufactures. Add: R. A. Dyson and Co., Ltd., Grafton Street, Liverpool, 8.
POLLOCK, Alexander Elias Sales Director, Davies Tyre Co., Ltd., since 1933. b: April 18, 1890, London. Educ: Stepney School. Joined present company (then S. T. Davies and Co.) as a junior upon leaving school; during First World War served in France with 6th Dragoon Guards; rejoined company on demobilization in 1919; appointed Director when the concern was incorporated as a Limited Company in 1933. Recreation: golf. Club: R.A.C. Add: Davies Tyre Co., Ltd., The Hyde, London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 8614; and 33a Sunningfields Road, Hendon, N.W.4. T: Sunnyfields 0523.
POMEROY, Laurence Evelyn Wood F.R.S.A., M.S.A.E. Managing Director, Technical Relations, Ltd. b: September 1, 1907, Dunstable. Educ: St. George's, Harpenden. Joint Managing Director, Forced Induction, Ltd., 1929-31; Joint Managing Director, M. A. McEvoy, Ltd., 1932-36; in 1936-37 was consultant to Faudi Feinbau, Frankfurt, Germany; joined the staff of The Motor in 1937; Technical Editor, 1938-58; author of " The Grand Prix Car " and various papers read to Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, Royal Society of Arts, etc.; joint author of " From Veteran to Vintage " and " The Motor Year Book "; past president of the Vintage Sports Car Club. Recreations: cricket, classical music, food and wine, travel and motor sport. Clubs: R.A.C., Middlesex C.C.C. Add: 21 Nottingham Place, London, W.1; cnd lla Orme Square, London, W.2.
POPE, Harold Edward A.M.I.M.I. Managing Director, The Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd., since 1947. b: April 4, 1906, Bristol. Educ: Temple Junior Technical School, Bristol. Entered motor trade in 1926 as Manager of Radio Tyre and Accessory Department, J. H. Harper and Co., Ltd., Jersey; represented Jersey, inter-insular swimming and diving; joined A. J. Dew and Co., Ltd., 1927, becoming successively sales representative, sales supervisor and branch manager, Birmingham; in 1936 joined present organization as London Sales Manager, becoming Sales Director and also a Director of Regent Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., in 1937; became Works Director, Regent Tyres, 1940 and in 1942 organized the Central Inspection Department for worn tyres, Ministry of Supply; appointed Joint Managing Director, 1945. Vice president, Motor Factors Association, 1958; council member, Garage Equipment Association; executive member of " BEN "; past director of the Executives' Association of Great Britain, Ltd.; council member, F.M.I. Married, Beryl née Collins, three sons and three daughters. Clubs: R.A.C., St. George's Hill Golf. Add: The Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd.. 207-213 Oxford Street. London. W.1. T: Gerrard 8650; and Sunny Heights, St. George's Hill, Weybridge, Surrey. T: 4059.
POPPE, Olav M.I.Prod.E. Works Manager and Executive Production Director, The Rover Co., Ltd. b: July 11, 1906, Coventry. Educ: King Henry VIII School, Coventry; Bootham School, York. Body Engineering Department, 1928; Time Study Engineer, 1930; Overheads Control, 1932; Chief Planning Engineer, 1940; Works Manager, Ministry Factory on Turbines, 1943; Works Manager, Solihull Factory, 1951; is an R.A.C. Scrutineer. Recreations: golf, sailing. Clubs: Drapers Club, Coventry, B.R.D.C., B.O.C. Add: The Rover Co., Ltd., Meteor Works, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Sheldon 4242; and Ashfield, Brook Road, Windy Arbour, Kenilworth. T: Kenilworth 704.
PORTER, Robert Claude M.I.M.I. Director since 1938, and Works Manager since 1928, Boon and Porter, Ltd. b: November 2, 1905, London. Educ: Framlingham College. Served apprenticeship with Clement Talbot, Ltd., 1923-26; with Laystall Engineering, 1926-27; subsequently with BOon and Porter, Ltd.; studied at the London Polytechnic, 1923-29; is a Director of Boon and Porter, Ltd., Boon and Porter (Facilities), Ltd., Turner Investments, Ltd., Grove Motors (Ilford), Ltd., and The Supra Electrical Co., Ltd. Recreations: motor sport and cinematography. Clubs: R .A.C., B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., Steering Wheel, M.C.C., London Motor Club, Mid-Surrey Car Club, and Riley Motor Club. Add: Boon and Porter, Ltd., 159-167 Castelnau, London, S.W.13. T: Riverside 4444; and 36 Nassau Road, Barnes, S.W.13. T: Riverside 6996.
PORTER, Robert Johnstone M.I.M.I. Managing Director, R. W. Archer and Co., Ltd. b: November, 1918. Educ: Aravon, Bray and Campbell College, Belfast. Engineering training with Henry Ford and Son, Ltd., Cork; appointed to present position 1954. Recreations: fishing and shooting. Add: R. W. Archer and Co., Ltd., Dublin, Eire; and Greenacre, Shankill, Co., Dublin. T: 2733.
POSTHUMUS, Cyril Freelance journalist. b: August 28. 1918, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middx. Educ: The Grammar School, Hampton, Middx. For a short time before Second World War in estate agency, then took up precision engineering, with free-lance writing in spare time; joined H.M. Forces, July, 1939, serving in Royal Artillery (Anti Aircraft) and specializing in aircraft identification; discharged on medical grounds, 1944; after lengthy convalescence combined scale model engineering with free-lance motor journalism until October, 1950, when joined Autosport; became Assistant Editor, then Associate Editor; resigned August, 1957, to take over Editorship of Motoring News; resigned January, 1959, to resume freelance journalism; co-partner, Vitesse Publishing Co. Publications: " Everybody's Book of British Racing Cars ", " Motor Miniatures ", " Miniature Car Construction ", " The British Competition Car "; co-author " The Racing Car—Design and Development ". Associate Editor, " Autosport Directory, 1955 ". Recreation: model engineering. Add: 35 Stane Way, Ewell, Surrey. T: Ewell 2336.
POTTER, Leslie Alford Managing Director, Raybestos-Belaco, Ltd., since 1951. b: August 14, 1908, Grays. Educ: King Edward's School. Served apprenticeship with Ferodo, Ltd., afterwards being appointed outside representative in London, then London manager; commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, 1939; demobilized 1946 with the rank of Colonel; held appointments as Inspector (M.T.), G.H.Q., India. and Deputy Director of Ordnance Services (M.T.), Allied Land Forces, South East Asia Command. Married, two sons. Recreations: golf, tennis. Add: Raybestos-Belaco, Ltd., P.O. Box No. 437. Everite House, Southwark Street, London, S.E.1. T: Waterloo 7031; and Tall Trees, Sparepenny Lane, Farningham, Kent. T: Farningham 3018.
PRANCE, Henry Waymouth (Deceased June 24, 1959) M.I.Mech.E., A.F.R.Ae.S., Automobile Engineer. Educ: Tonbridge School; took three-year engineering course at Central Technical College, South Kensington. First associated with the motor industry in 1905, as Technical Writer on the staff of The Motor; subsequently a consulting automobile engineer; partner, in Markham and Prance until outbreak of First World War; designed the original British streamline body in 1910; served as major in Gallipoli, and from 1916 to 1919 was seconded to the R.F.C. and R.A.F., whilst in charge of a technical department of the Air Board; was Official Measurer and Inspecting Engineer at Brooklands Motor Course from 1908 to 1928; previous to the Second World War was engaged on automatic telephones and radio relay work; in 1939 joined the Air Ministry and was transferred to the Ministry of Aircraft Production; in charge of section dealing with ignition equipment until 1947, and then joined E. L. Forge and Partners, consulting engineers. Add: 10 Carshalton Place, Carshalton, Surrey.
PRATT, Reginald Ernest Morley Lt.-Col., O.B.E. (Military Division). Director and General Manager, The Austin Motor Export Corporation, Ltd., since 1956. b: 1899, Tamworth, Staffs. Educ: Birkenhead. Commissioned in Cavalry Branch of the Army from school, 1916; later attached to R.F.C. and R.A.F., as Pilot Officer; transferred to Army in India Reserve after service in Iraq and Persia; joined the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., in 1931 as representative in India, Burma and Ceylon; recalled to Indian Army in 1940 and served in the Burma Campaign, 1942-45; returned to England, 1954; appointed a Director, 1956, and Director and General Manager of the Export Corporation in September, 1956. Recreations: riding, fishing. Club: Oriental. Ad.!: The Austin Motor Export Corporation, Ltd., Long bridge Works, Northfield, Birmingham, 31. T: Priory 2101; and Pennard House, 21 Corbett Avenue, Droitwich Spa, Worcs. T: Droitwich 3352.
PRIAULX, Howard Noel M.B.E. Advertisement Director, Iliffe and Sons, Ltd.. since 1955. b: December 25, 1908, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, C.I. Educ: Coventry Grammar School. Joined advertisement department of Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., 1927; served in France and Germany in Royal Pioneer Corps, 1940-46; awarded M.B.E.; demobilized in 1946 with rank of Major; returned to Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., and appointed General Manager of Advertisement Department in 1955; appointed Director of Nursing Mirror, Ltd., 1956. Add: Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. T: Waterloo 3333; and 61 Wickham Way, Park Langley, Beckenham, Kent. T: Beckenham 8789.
PRICE, Henry Evan Local Director, Vehicle Equipment, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd. b: December 20, 1904, Newton Abbot, Devon. Educ: Newton College. Joined Wolseley Motors, Ltd., as pupil, 1921; Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd.. Technical Advisory Manager's Office, 1926; in the same year joined City of Birmingham Special Constabulary Reserve and was appointed Chief Commander, January, 1958; during the Second World War, was associated with Dunlop's aviation activities; on Board of Dunlop Rim and Wheel Co., Ltd., and on Council of the National Small Bore Rifle Association; member of the Council and Deputy President of the British Cycle and Motor Cycle Industries Association, Ltd., President during 1955 and 1956. Recreation: sport. Club: Union. Add: Fort Dunlop, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. T: Erdington 2121; and 49 George Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. T : Solihull 0565; and 14 Courtenay Park, Newton Abbott, Devon.
PRICE, James Chermside Managing Director, Tyresoles, Ltd. b: May 28, 1899, Athboy, Co. Meath, Ireland. Educ: Trinity College, Dublin, and Sandhurst (Quetta). Indian Army, 1917-22; was a farmer. 1923-8; selling and sales management, 1928-35; in 1935 joined Tyresoles, Ltd., as Sales Manager; appointed to the Board in 1938; Managing Director, 1946; Fellow of I.S.M.A. Add: Tyresoles, Ltd., Palace of Engineering, Wembley, Middlesex. T: Wembley. 1222.
PRICHARD, Montague Illtyd M.C. Managing Director, F. Perkins, Ltd. b: September 26, 1915, Calcutta, India. Educ: Felsted School, Felsted, Essex. Add: F. Perkins, Ltd., Eastfield, Peterborough, Northants; and The Old Rectory, Warmington, Peterborough, Northants. T: Elton 277.
PRITCHARD, Derek Wilbraham Director, Lodge Plugs, Ltd. b: June 8, 1910. Didsbury. Educ: Clifton College. In 1946 joined E. K. Cole, Ltd. (makers of Ekco car radio) as Sales Director; was in the T.A. when Second World War broke out, and was immediately called to the colours; rose to the rank of full colonel, having served in India and the Far East, and on the Combined Chiefs of Staff in Washington. Recreations: hunting, tennis and farming. Add: Lodge Plugs, Ltd., St. Peter's Road, Rugby. T: Rugby 2076 (four lines); and West Haddon Hall, near Rugby.
PRITCHETT, Cyril George Francis M.I.E.E., A.C.G.I., F.Inst.D. Director and General Manager, Chloride Batteries, Ltd. b: February 17. 1904, Feltham, Middlesex. Educ: Eton College. Technical training at City and Guilds Engineering College, London and in 1925, as a trainee with Pritchett and Gold, and E.P.S. Co., Ltd., Battery Makers; became Works Manager with Pritchett and Gold and E.P.S. Co., Ltd., in 1928, and a Director in 1936; in May, 1939, transferred to Chloride Electrical Storage Co., Ltd., as Assistant Commercial Manager; made Commercial Manager in 1947; and in 1952 became a Director of Chloride Batteries, Ltd. Add: Chloride Batteries, Ltd., Exide Works, Swinton, Manchester. T: Swinton 2011; and Hill Top House, Park Road, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire. T: Ringway 4660.
PROCTER, Anthony M.B.E., B.Sc. (Tech.), M.I.Mech.E. Managing Director, Engineering Divisions, George Angus and Co., Ltd.. since January, 1959. b: November 20, 1913. Educ: Bootham School, York; University of Manchester. Left Manchester University 1933 and studied German in Vienna; apprenticed with Lancashire Dynamo and Crypto, Ltd.. 1933-36; joined present concern as Assistant to Manager, 1936; appointed Manager, Oil Seal Division, 1940; has frequently visited • the U.S.A. and Europe on the company's behalf. Married, with one daughter and two sons. Recreations: Painting, music, reading and joinery. Club: Union, Newcastle upon Tyne. Add: George Angus and Co., Ltd., Oil Seal Division, Coast Road, Wallsend, Northumberland T: Wallsend 64551; and " The Red House ". 61 Western Way, Ponteland, Northumberland.
PROCTOR, Stuart Russell A.F.R.Ae.S. Technical Director, H.R.G. Engineering Co., Ltd., since 1950. b: December 16, 1895, Warlhill, Yorks. Educ: Charterhouse; City and Guilds Engineers College, Finsbury. Experimental engineer, R.A.E., Farn borough; joined R.F.C., 1916; promoted Captain, Technical Dept., Air Ministry, 1917; joined Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., as foreign representative, 1921; formed Godfrey and Proctor, Ltd.. 1927 (sports cars and engines); joined H.R.G. Engineering Co., Ltd., in 1950; R.A.C. scrutineer since 1937. Recreations: sketching, painting, boating. Clubs: B.A.R.C., B.R.S.C.C. Add: H.R.G. Engineering Co., Ltd., Oakcroft Road. Chessington, Surrey. T: Elmbridge 4489; and 18 Melbourne Road. Teddington, Middlesex. T: Kingston 2401.
PRYNN, John Edward Alexander Managing Director, Prynn and Stevens, Ltd., since 1946. b: February 18. 1901. Educ: Fowey Grammar School. Entered Retail Motor Trade, 1919; served in various capacities until 1945, when appointed a Distributor by the Austin Motor Co.. Ltd. Recreation: golf. Club: Tyrells Wood Golf. Add: Prynn and Stevens, Ltd.. 57 Acre Lane. London. S.W.2. T: Brixton 1155; and Ashtead, Surrey. T: Ashtead 4247.
PURVES, Adam Welsh A.M.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Adam Purves and Son, Ltd., since 1955. b: March 28. 1904. Educ: Gala High School. Served apprenticeship with above company, becom ing successively Works Manager and General Manager and Managing Director on formation into a Limited Company. Recreation: bowls. Add: Adam Purves and Son. Ltd., 3 Market Street, Galashiels. T: Galashiels 2301; and " Wood hurst ", Oatlands Terrace, Galashiels. T: Gala shiels 2028.
PUTNAM, Edmund George Deacon M.I.M.I., M.I.E.I. Managing Director, The Wicliffe Motor Co., Ltd., since January, 1958. b: December 17, 1900, Stoke Poges. Educ: Heston, Laverstoke. Served apprenticeship with Shand and Mason, Blackfriars, Fire Engine Manufacturers; Service Manager and Director, Anna Valley Motors, Ltd., Andover, 1922-32; Service Director, Regent Motors (G. Readings, Ltd.), Cheltenham, 1932-52; Deputy Managing Director, The Wicliffe Motor Co., Ltd., 1952; is also Deputy Managing Director, Strettons of Gloucester. Married Gwendoline Emily née Mulhall, 1925, and has three sons and one daughter. Recreations: photography, gardening and travel. Add: Wicliffe Motor Co., Ltd., Russell Street, Stroud, Glos. T: Stroud 1670; and " Tufton ", 46 Moorend Park Road, Cheltenham. Glos. T: Cheltenham 4470.