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Starrett Appoints New VP of Metrology Systems

David Allen has been tapped to lead the high-end metrology businesses for the Athol, Mass., manufacturer.

David Allen has nearly 20 years of experience in commercial and general management of highly engineered product businesses.

The L.S. Starrett Company, a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems and more, announced the appointment of David Allen as vice president, Starrett Metrology Systems, effective November 18, 2019.

In the 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 Starrett President and CEO Douglas A. 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 as vice president, Energy and Industrial Markets, at Mott Corp., an employee-owned manufacturer of porous metal filtration and flow control products. Prior to that, he held leadership roles in general management, marketing and engineering in the U.S., Europe and China with the Danaher Corp.


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