Allan’s 35 years in open pit and underground mining management and supervisory roles have honed a wealth of industry knowledge and an uncanny ability to forge new, better ways to get things done. Prior to co-founding Novamera Inc., Allan was Vice President, Innovation and Development at Anaconda Mining and also helped develop new mines and operations. Prior to the innovation and development role, he was General Manager of Anaconda’s Point Rousse Project in Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador, where he oversaw all operations, including permiting, construction, production and special projects. Other roles included Project Coordinator and General Manager of two Newfoundland, Nugget Pond and Hammerdown mines that used a central-processing facility.
Allan’s enduring interest in environmental protection has resulted in provincial and national recognition of selected associated projects for their attention to environmental stewardship. He’s received several notable awards including the 2012 Queens Diamond Jubilee Award, The Sam Blagdon Award for contribution to the community through mining activity and honorary membership with PEGNL. In 2018, he was inducted into the International Mining Hall of Fame.
On his off-days, ever the innovator, Allan enjoys repurposing items, from tools to motors, and creating unique woodworking projects.