2012 Leader Under 40: Jodi Allen, 39

Equipment Services and Tool Procurement Manager, Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, Ohio


Jodi Allen, Equipment Services and Tool Procurement Manager, Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, OhioJodi Allen, 39

Equipment Services and Tool Procurement Manager, Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, Ohio

Years at Crown Equipment: 0.5

Education: BS Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MS Manufacturing Management, Kettering University

Jodi’s contributions

“Jodi is an accomplished manager and leader who has achieved demonstrated results through the use of her skills,” said David Beddow, vice president of manufacturing operations at Crown Equipment Corp. “Jodi’s leadership skills and business acumen enable her to navigate in an ever-changing manufacturing environment. She converts problems into solutions which yield real, tangible results supporting the business goals. Jodi also builds teams through a blend of the individual’s skills into a singular entity—the team. Jodi defines success in terms of the whole team and creates a feeling of belonging for the team’s members.”

Why a career in manufacturing?

“As an engineer, I always found it fulfilling to see the results of my hard work and planning in a short period of time. Manufacturing fuels my need for a result-driven, fast-paced environment while providing a workplace that provides ever-changing, daily challenges. My engineering education built a strong foundation of problem-solving skills that I apply daily to improve manufacturing measurables in safety, quality, and productivity. Working in manufacturing challenges me to apply innovation, influence the financial bottom line, and most importantly have fun at work helping produce world-class products.”

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