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Vice President, Thermal and Exhaust of Calsonic Kansei North America, and Business Unit leader of XBU
Brian Allen is a Vice President of Thermal and Exhaust for Calsonic Kansei North America, and also Business Unit Leader of XBU. He is responsible for entire operation of Thermal and Exhaust in the US. Allen was previously responsible for Manufacturing, Quality, and CKPS in Calsonic Kansei Mexicana for 3 years prior to being appointed this position. Allen’s Mexico assignment he was based in Tennessee and served as the Vice President of Quality, Calsonic Kansei North America. In this role, he was responsible for the overall quality performance of all the Calsonic Kansei Manufacturing Plants in the Americas. Allen began his automotive career and joined Calsonic Kansei in 1997 as a Quality Assurance Engineer in the Kantus Plant, Lewisburg, TN. In 1999, Allen took a one year assignment to work in Japan on Calsonic Kansei’s first cockpit module projects for Nissan. Upon return from Japan, Allen held other positions in CKNA’s New Product Launch and Manufacturing Planning Departments. Allen is based in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Allen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.