As Executive Vice President of Operational Excellence, Mr. Allen leads Southland’s lean and process improvement initiatives with a focus on continuous improvement. Overseeing the company’s dedicated commitment to creating a lean culture, he facilitates best practice sharing, planning, and implementation efforts that ultimately lead to increased efficiencies, effectiveness, and profitability.
With more than 25 years of experience in design-build mechanical engineering and construction, Mr. Allen is able to provide unrivaled operational support across the organization. Previously, he was responsible for the development of five of Southland’s regional construction divisions, served as a division leader, and led Southland’s advanced technologies efforts, as well as functioned as chief operating officer.
Focusing his expertise on design-build projects within the government, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial market sectors, Mr. Allen has contributed immensely to the overall success of the company. He has helped lead some of Southland's most important projects to noteworthy outcomes, including the historic renovation of the Pentagon Wedges 2-5 in the nation's capital, as well as Kaiser Downey Hospital in Downey, California.
Mr. Allen received a bachelor's degree in building construction from Virginia Tech. He has served on Southland's Board of Directors since 2005.
Within the AEC industry, Big Rooms are an on-site co-location space that physically brings together designers, builders, facility operators, and more to create a collaborative environment. The Big Room is designed to bring all of Southland’s businesses together, including Southland Engineering, Southland Energy, and Envise, within an integrated workspace.