Mike Fitzpatrick appointed as President of Robert Allan Ltd.

February 17, 2015

The Board of Directors of Robert Allan Ltd. have reluctantly accepted the announcement from Ken Harford, P. Eng. of his intention to retire in June, 2016 after eight years of leadership at Robert Allan Ltd. “Having completed the ownership transition from Rob Allan and his family to a group of senior managers and subsequently involving a further group of dedicated employees in the company ownership, it is time to pass the helm to the next generation” Harford said. The Board extends its sincere gratitude to Ken for the superb job he has done in managing the company through this challenging process. The Board of Directors have appointed Mike Fitzpatrick as the new President with Ken Harford remaining as a Managing Director during this succession process. Mike Fitzpatrick joined the company in 2003, was a key member of the initial employee ownership group and has been a driving force in the company’s growth. Mike will be supported in his new role by Rollie Webb as Senior Vice President. In a statement to shareholders, Fitzpatrick stated “I am honoured to be offered this opportunity to help lead Robert Allan Ltd. into the future. If I retire at the age of 66, it will be the 100th anniversary of this incredible company that Rob’s grandfather started in 1930. One of you will be sitting in the President’s chair when this occurs but my goal for the coming years will be to ensure the company is even stronger on its 100th anniversary than it is now.”