Allan’s background is in mechanical engineering and he’s a qualified fitter, turner and machinist and served his apprenticeship manufacturing stainless steel valve components for the dairy and petrochemical industries, but spent most of his working life in the hydraulic fluid power industry.
It was a keen interest in manufacturing that led Allan (and his father Ian) to want to develop and manufacture the Powerglide Elevators product in their own factory in New Zealand. Allan now leads the Powerglide sales team and is still responsible for product design.
Out of work, Allan’s interests include mountain biking, sailing and MotoGP. He’s also a very average ukulele player!