NECA president and Fredon Group deputy chairman, Alan Brown, passes away
Alan Brown, the president of NECA and deputy chairman of Fredon Group, has sadly passed away much to the sorrow of his coworkers, family and friends. Alan was a member of Fredon Industries for 41 years and sadly passed away Monday, 4 February 2019.
Alan was a significant contributor to Fredon Group and consistently showed his pride at working within an industry he loved. A born leader, he appealed to those working with him, particularly those with different backgrounds or ideas to his own. His character was one loved within the workplace and in the wider community.
Alan was a member of the McDonald College board and the Penrith Aquatic and Leisure Centre. He was involved in the betterment of NECA, of which he would become president in 2016.
Alan has left behind a legacy that will not be forgotten. All who knew him are left greater for having spent time with him. We extend our deepest sympathies to all who knew Alan, particularly his family, his wife, Donna and immediate family, and to all of his employees and friends.
Rest in peace, Alan.
“Fredon has become an industry leader because of our values and I have often said that whilst Fred Pulis (the founder of Fredon) and myself have been the 2 heads of the company, Alan Brown was the heart and soul,´ Fredon chairman Alan Lipman says.
“On a personal note, I have lost a work mate and a great friend whose wise counsel I have sought for most days in the last 31 years.
“Alan was unfailingly honest even when it was inconvenient, when there was great temptation to be expedient or take a shortcut. He was a great defender of the underdog and he was unyielding in his insistence of a fair go for all of our employees, suppliers and customers. He was loyal and assumed the best in everyone often to his own detriment.”