Media Release: Fredon mourns the loss of Alan Brown

By February 5, 2019January 15th, 20219 Comments

Fredon mourns the loss of Alan Brown

Fredon Group’s Deputy Chairman, Alan Brown, passed away suddenly on Monday, 4th February 2019.

Alan will be sorely missed by his family, by the large and extended Fredon family and in fact by the industry that he so keenly embraced.

Alan spent the last 41 years of his life as a passionate involved leader of Fredon Industries and he was a major contributor to the establishment of a great business. He was a natural leader of people and from humble beginnings he rose to a position of prominence not only at Fredon but also in our broader community.

Many years ago he joined the board of the Penrith Aquatic and Leisure Centre. He also joined the Board of McDonald College, Australia’s premier education institution for the performing arts. On top of all of these activities Alan was intimately involved with NECA in striving to improve the electrical contracting industry. In line with everything else he did, his energetic involvement led him to become the National President of NECA in 2016.

Alan Brown has left this world in a better place than he found it and we are all better for having worked with him and known him. Fredon extends our deepest sympathies to Donna, Alan’s wife, and to his family of whom 8 members are Fredon employees.

May he rest in peace.

Quotes attributable to Alan Lipman, Fredon’s Chairman:

“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.

“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.

“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.”


For more information please contact Emma Bonfield, Manager Marketing, Communications & Digital by email or phone 02 9475 9400.


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  • Paul Farrugia says:

    Paul Farrugia

    Alan was my first cousin in a big family and being of a similar age we played together when families got together.
    He was always a competitive kid and full of life looking for the edge to win. Our relationship was just a snap shots of life over 50 years when we caught up at family gatherings, just giving a brief overview of whats happening in our lives then wishing each other well till the next time a family get together happens. Sad to have this event happen to know a lot more about Alan’s life & how he had conducted himself with honour & due diligence in his family & professional life.
    I am very proud for him to hear how his family,friends & work mates think of him & his achievements.
    I regret not knowing him better through our lives.
    Condolences to his immediate family, wife Donna & the children / grand children

  • Daniel Weizman says:

    Terribly sad news, I was extremely shocked to hear, although we had some battles over the years I always found Alan to be true to his word. I wish his family a long life.

  • Fred Pulis says:

    The electrical industry has lost a great ambassador with the sudden death of Alan Brown. He was one of our first employees when we started Fredon 50 years ago. We will always remember his passion and love to Fredon and the electrical industry. My wife Marie, my son Christopher and I would like to extend our deepest and sincere sympathies to his wife Donna and his devoted and wonderful family. All of us that are left behind to mourn his passing has been very privileged to have known Alan and we will always keep him in our thoughts and prayers. May he always rest in peace. Vale Alan Brown.

  • Louis Loong says:

    May his soul Rest In Peace. Alan Brown, the man I looked up to during my time at Fredon. He trusted me and gave me a job.
    Deepest condolences from my family to his.

  • Bruce Jones says:

    Shocking news for my family he will be missed by all that knew him and I had that pleasure for 28.5 years tough and honest and straight to the point, may he rest in peace and his family look on all the wonderful times and moments they shared together. God be with you all in Family and Fredon.

  • Craig Thompson says:

    Very sad to hear this news. My most heartfelt condolences to all of Alan’s family and all at Fredon.

  • Maxine Kohler says:

    Alan was philanthropic, passionate about the causes he championed, good humoured and above all a caring and respected human being. He will be sadly missed by all at The McDonald College. Thanks Alan!

  • On behalf of the team at Bayview Technologies I would like to pass our condolences onto Alans family, friends and colleagues.

    Kind regards Brett Sullivan

  • Geoff Coleman says:

    Alan, was truly a great ambassador for Fredon and the Electrical Contracting industry and I know he will be sadly missed by all those that had the privilege of knowing and dealing with him. My sincere condolences to his Family and on a more personal note, Alan was a very dedicated and committed competitor, a very engaging and personable conversationalist, and truly a great guy that I will certainly miss.