Five generations of ownership at Robert Allan Ltd.

November 6, 2013

Ken Harford, P. Eng., President of Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, is very pleased to announce the establishment of the fifth generation of ownership of this internationally recognized Canadian company.

Founded in 1930 in Vancouver, BC by Mr. Robert Allan (Generation 1), the company continued under the creative guidance of his son Robert F. (Bob) Allan (Generation 2) and then his grandson Robert G. (Rob) Allan (Generation 3) until the transfer of ownership to a group of ten senior employees in 2008 (Generation 4). A critical part of the transfer of family ownership to the employees was the objective of establishing an on-going process of ownership growth and participation amongst committed employees, and the creation of this fifth generation of owners at Robert Allan Ltd. is an important milestone in fulfilling that objective.

Generation 5 employees joining the ownership group in 2013 include:

(top row, left to right)

Allan Turner, P. Eng.
Andra Papuc, EIT
Mike Phillips, P. Eng.
Bilyana Ivanova, P. Eng.
Robin Stapleton, P. Eng.
Mavis Ye, P.Eng.
Vince den Hertog, P. Eng.
Dave Christopher, I Eng, MIMarEST, MNI

(bottom row, left to right)

Lawren Best, EIT
Bart Stockdill, P. Eng.
Philippe Whyte
Erik Johnston, P. Eng.


This diverse group of very talented engineers and naval architects brings a wide range of skills and experience to Robert Allan Ltd., building further on an already solid foundation of design talent, to continue to provide innovative and leading edge “Endurable Designs” for our Clients worldwide.

Mr. Rob Allan remains active as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Ken Harford remains as President of the Company. For more information on Robert Allan Ltd. and the design and consulting services offered, please contact