(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has awarded the status of fellow to Hans Muhlert of Robert Allan Ltd. This distinction is “accorded exclusively to individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, or allied disciplines through significant achievements in design, research, production, operation, education, or associated management.”
Muhlert has been a highly dedicated senior staff member of Robert Allan Ltd. for 50 years. Since joining Robert Allan Ltd. under the late R.F. Allan in 1970, his contributions have been well-recognized and highly appreciated within the company, but in keeping with his modest nature have not been widely acknowledged outside the office. However, the notable international success of Robert Allan Ltd. in the past 30-plus years simply could not have been possible without Muhlert's dedication to the company and to the objective of always doing the best work possible. Since 1981, he has been largely responsible for directing all major naval architecture work within the organization.
Muhlert has a bachelor of science degree in engineering (naval architecture and marine engineering) from the University of Michigan (1968). He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia and now a fellow of SNAME. In his five decades of work with Robert Allan Ltd., he has served progressively in many capacities. For the majority of those years (1981-2008), he has been the individual responsible for directing the majority of naval architectural work output within our office, encompassing the design of many hundreds of diverse vessels, from small RHIBs to large oceangoing ferries and bulk carriers.