Hubert Harnett was born in 1932 in the small community of High Beach on the Burin Peninsula. His keen interest in the accounting profession earned him a CPA designation at the young age of 24. Hubert and his family relocated to Corner Brook where he worked with Hann Brother’s Limited as an accountant.
It was this experience that further encouraged his already keen entrepreneurial spirit. While honing his business skills, Mr. Harnett became involved in various business ventures and in 1970, he co-founded Harnett Kean Associates.
During this time, Hubert diversified his business interests. He was principal partner in Gorett Ltd which built and operated the Mamateek Motor Inn in Corner Brook. He built the CIBC building in Corner Brook and in 1978, purchased West Coast Bakery. In the late 1980’s, he established Avalon Bakery in St. John’s, serving the island of Newfoundland.
Hubert Harnett moved to St. John’s to become President and CEO of ResourceCan Limited. He led the company investment strategy and in 1987 took the company public with a listing on the TSE. In his ten year career with ResourceCan, Hubert continued his entrepreneurial activities forming Trans Island Sales and Equipment Rentals and opening the first Pizza Delight in Newfoundland.
An exceptional business leader, active community partner and opportunity seeker; Mr. Harnett retired in the mid-1990s. Throughout his career, Mr. Harnett was an active member of numerous charities and service clubs. His vision and values live on today in his children as he continues to be active in their business pursuits.