Ken Harford, P.Eng. Awarded the CIMarE 2016 Medal of Excellence

October 10, 2016

From Robert Allan’s website On May 5th, the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering announced the 2016 winner of its Medal of Excellence. The National Council conferred the award on Mr. Ken Harford P.Eng., retiring Managing Director of Robert Allan Ltd. The presentation was made in absentia at Mari-Tech, Canada’s annual marine technology exhibition and conference in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Ken graduated from UBC in 1970 with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering…


CIMarE’s 2014 Medal of Excellence

March 28, 2014

The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering’s Medal of Excellence Award is the hallmark of achievement in the Canadian marine engineering profession. It recognizes an individual’s contribution to marine engineering in this country, whether through innovation, service or leadership. The inaugural presentation last year to Bud Streeter was one of the high points of Mari-Tech 2013 in Halifax. Interviewed afterwards, Mr. Streeter remarked that “to be recognized by one’s peers in…


Captain’s contribution recognized by Queen

July 27, 2013

Captain Bob Kitching was presented with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, some few months back. Captain Kitching might be a familiar name to you, for his long service to the west coast marine community, most recently leading the Maritime Education Associates, and being the financial backer and more importantly, vision, behind Western Maritime Institute (WMI). WMI is a sizable, accredited, and Transport Canada approved, private maritime training…