Brent R. Allen
Brent R. Allen has been in a leadership position at Lifetime Products, Inc. for over 30 years, the last 20 years as VP of Operations. Graduating Weber State College in 1974, he was a Special Education Teacher/Football Coach for seven years before joining American Playworld in 1981, a small Utah manufacturer. In 1986, when Lifetime Products was formed, Mr. Allen became VP of Operations and helped Lifetime become a leading supplier of residential basketball systems, folding utility tables, and polyethylene sheds. In 2005, he added Supply Chain Development and Strategic Improvement to his roles, committing to implement lean and visual across the company’s 22 buildings and 1500 employees. In 2010, Mr. Allen was trained in Work That Makes Sense/Operator-Led Visuality. He then trained two consecutive groups of operators himself to ensure that he thoroughly understood the visual workplace paradigm, instructional content, and conversion methodology before he mandated its implementation.