The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has announced the awarding of the status of Fellow to Hans Muhlert of Robert Allan Ltd. This significant distinction is awarded to individuals who have made “outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, or allied disciplines through significant achievements in design, research, production, operation, education, or associated management.” Hans Muhlert has been a dedicated senior staff member of Robert Allan Ltd. for 50 years and has made invaluable contributions within the company. Since 1981, he has been largely responsible for directing all major naval architecture work within the organization. Hans has a B.Sc. in Engineering (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) from the University of Michigan (1968). He is a Registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia and now a Fellow of SNAME.