Starrett names David Allen vice president of metrology systems

David Allen

The L.S. Starrett Company, a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems, and more, appointed David Allen as vice president, Starrett metrology systems in November. In this newly-created role, Allen will be responsible for the strategy, growth, and profitability of the advanced metrology systems including Starrett Bytewise, Starrett Tru-Stone Technologies, Starrett-Kinemetric Systems, metrology software development, force measurement systems, and Starrett special gage department.

“We are excited to have found a leader to provide focus on our high-end metrology businesses,” said Douglas A. Starrett, president and CEO of Starrett. “David has deep experience with products and channels similar to Starrett, a global perspective, and a growth mindset that will help these businesses grow faster and more profitably.”

Allen has spent nearly 20 years in commercial and general management of highly engineered product businesses. Most recently, he was vice president, energy and industrial markets for Mott Corporation, an employee-owned manufacturer of porous metal filtration and flow control products. Before that, he spent 13 years with the Danaher Corporation in general management, marketing, and engineering leadership roles in the United States, Europe, and China. Early in his career, he was a manager with the Boston Consulting Group and an active duty U.S. Army officer.

Allen has Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. He will be based out of Starrett corporate headquarters in Athol, Massachusetts, and reside with his family in central Connecticut.