Ronstan co-founder dies

Ron Allett, Ronstan co-founder has died aged 89 Ron Allett, Ronstan co-founder has died aged 89. Photo: Ronstan
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Ronstan co-founder Ron Allatt has died peacefully aged 89 with his wife Jan at his side.

“Together with Stan LeNepveu, Ron was the ‘Ron’ in Ronstan,” explained Ronstan chairman Alistair Murray.

The two met in 1946 and raced sailing dinghies together, before teaming up to build boats and make stainless steel yacht fittings.

Ronstan was officially formed in 1953. The company was sold in 1977 with Ron continuining as general manager until his retirement in 1981.

“The legacy Ron and Stan left is a close knit, wonderful organisation with a name that is a household name in international sailing circles,” added Alistair. “Ronstan manufactures world class products, has offices around the world, has won endless awards for excellence and has provided challenging, rewarding and enjoyable employment for thousands of us in the Ronstan family over the past six and a half decades.

“Thank-you Ron (and Stan). The name lives proudly on.”

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