William T. Allen
William T. Allen has an extensive 30- year background managing businesses and providing leadership to manufacturing operations requiring operational turnarounds, notably as CEO. He has worked in various industries including nuclear power, oil/petrochemical, automotive, industrial equipment, steel fabrication, and plastic injection molding. In January 2022, Mr. Allen was elected Chairman of Envocore, Gambrills, MD. Envocore provides state of the art energy efficient solutions that provide measurable waste reductions. He served as a director of Schultze I from December 2018 until its business combination with Clever Leaves in December 2020. Mr. Allen was, until December 2017, CEO of Werner Co., Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial climbing products, from August 2007, and President and Chairman of the Board since March 2009, through its sale to Triton Funds in July 2017.
Mr. Allen serves as a member of the board of directors of Aquity Solutions (formerly MModal Inc.), a leading provider of clinical documentation technology solutions to the healthcare market, and Savers, a privately held thrift store chain offering vintage and second-hand shopping. Until recently, he also served as a board member of Rockport, a leading provider of men’s and women’s footwear, which filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and is in the process of being sold to through Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. He has also held board positions at USI, Arclin, Constar, Ames Taping Tools, Oriental Trading, Hines Nurseries, Running Aces Harness Park, WrightLine (former CEO), APW (former CEO), Chart Industries (former CEO), and Millennium Rail, many of which were on behalf of leading alternative investment firms including Ares Management, Black Diamond Capital Management, Oaktree Capital and Crescent Capital Group. In 2012, Mr. Allen received the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Diamond Award as CEO of the Year in the ‘Large for Profit’ category.
Mr. Allen’s extensive leadership and business experience, including his management positions and roles as a board member of public and private companies, makes him well qualified to serve on our board of directors.