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1935 Acquired Lagonda from the receivers.
Brush Electrical Engineering asked for his help in their restructuring, as a result of which Petters transferred their oil engine business to Loughborough.
1939 Deputy chairman of Brush
1941 Became chairman of the managing committee of Brush; subsequently became Managing Director.
1944 Acquired control of J. and H. McLaren
1945 Gained control of Mirrlees, Bickerton and Day
1948 Took a financial interest in National Gas and Oil Engine Co, joining the board in 1949.
As a result he built up the Brush Aboe Group, which enabled him to achieve his vision of specialisation of the various factories in diesel engine production. He was deputy chairman of Brush Aboe and also managing director of the parent company, Brush Electrical Engineering.
1950 Taken ill.
1952 Resigned many of his positions of responsibility.
1953 Died in South Africa.
1953 Obituary 
WE record with regret the death of Mr. Alan Paul. Good, of Glympton Park, Woodstock, which occurred in South Africa on Tuesday last, February 10th, after a long Illness. Mr. Good, who was forty-six, had, for some years, occupied a prominent position on the commercial side of the British oil engine industry.
Alan Good was born at Foxrock, near Dublin, in April, 1906, and was educated at Marlborough and Oxford, where he took his law degrees. Subsequently, he became a partner in a London firm of solicitors, but he soon left the law for commerce, and by 1935 was confining his activities almost wholly to the engineering industry.
He became deputy chairman of the Brush Electrical Engineering Company, Ltd., in 1939, and two years later was appointed chairman of the executive committee and managing director. The formation of Associated British Oil Engines, Ltd., followed, the constituent companies being Petters, Ltd., Mirrlees, Bickerton and Day, Ltd., J. and H. McLaren, Ltd., The National Gas and Oil Engine Company, Ltd., and Henry Meadows, Ltd.
Unfortunately, failing health compelled Mr. Good to relinquish his position as managing director of the Brush-ABOE group last October. He remained deputy chairman and, despite his deteriorating health, continued to the end his keen interest in the affairs of the group.