The National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC) annually selects a highly qualified individual as a recipient of its Industry Leadership Service Award. The award program is designed to recognize significant contributions made by individuals that advance the image and objectives of the NAOC, the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) industry and/or service to the community in support of the MMRP industry. The award is based on the individual’s leadership, professional accomplishments, and community service. The nominee must demonstrate high levels of achievement and accomplishment in each category.
The 2018 NAOC Industry Leadership Award was presented to Mr. John D. Allan, President of NAEVA Geophysics, Inc. (NAEVA) at the Annual General Membership Meeting on December 5, 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL.
John has over 40 years’ experience in conducting and managing geophysical surveys for federal, state, and municipal governments and private industry. Under John's leadership, NAEVA has been a leading provider of geophysical services to the MMRP since the program's inception. John has served as President of NAEVA Geophysics since 1994, in that time cementing the firm’s reputation as synonymous with providing superior geophysical services to the DoD's MMRP. Following John's encouragement, NAEVA has supported local colleges and high schools near the Charlottesville office, providing guest speakers and participating in the annual "Tech Tour" for local high school students.
John Allan served on the Board of Directors of the NAOC for 10 years and served as chairperson of the Technology Committee for 13 years. John's leadership as NAOC Technology Committee Chair has had a lasting impact - providing vision, guidance, and motivation to those who have followed him. His influence as Technology Committee Chair helped solidify the respect and relationship with the DoD's research arm. John has contributed to countless conference presentations and has represented the NAOC, in particular the Technology Committee, as a presenter on numerous occasions.
In addition to his involvement with the NAOC, he served as the President of the Virginia Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists in 1999 and was nominated for Governor Appointment to the Virginia Board of Geology in the same year. John is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists and a registered geologist in 9 states.