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Chuck Allen, Executive Chairman, Sloan Valve Company

September 18, 2012

Chuck Allen
Chuck Allen is Executive Chairman of the Sloan Valve Company. Sloan is a manufacturer of plumbing products with manufacturing facilities in Chicago, Boston, Arkansas, Detroit and China. Sloan is the market leader in flush valves and electronic plumbing, and recently became a marketer of ceramic fixtures for the commercial market.

Chuck currently serves on the board of Daubert Industries. He also served on the board of Spatz Laboratories, and Liquid Controls.

Chuck has also served as a member of the board of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and the board of Gottlieb Hospital. He also served as President of Gottlieb Hospital. He was President of the Chicago Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization and is currently a member of World Presidents’ Organization and Chief Executives Organization. Chuck graduated from Dartmouth College and the Tuck School of Business.

Graham Allen is President and CEO of Sloan Valve Company, a 104 year-old family owned manufacturer of commercial plumbing products. Engaged in a co-leadership structure with his two brothers, Graham oversees Sloan’s Global Supply-Chain and Operations as well as the Human Capital Management processes. He is active in many business and industry groups, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Jim Allen is the Co-President and CEO of Sloan Valve Company. Before becoming Co-President in July of 2008, Jim was the manager of the Water Efficiency Division of Sloan. Along with his two brothers, Kirk and Graham, Jim has led the company into a new era of waste reduction and efficiency with a focus on reducing Sloan’s impact on the environment. Jim has received numerous awards and honors for his commitment to sustainability. Most recently he was honored by the City of Chicago Chapter of the USGBC with the ‘Natural Leader Award – Intent to Matter”. Past recipients of this honor include the Honorable Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago. Jim’s responsibilities as the manager of the Water Efficiency Division of Sloan included new product development as well as serving as an advocate for corporate sustainability. Before serving as division manager, Jim worked as a project manager, performing water related retrofits for government facilities on the east coast. He is a member of the Emerging Green Builders sub-committee of the United States Green Building Council. Jim is also a member of the Board of Directors for The Plumbing Contractors of America. Jim is a LEED Accredited Professional and has authored several articles on the topic of Water Conservation and Sustainably. Jim regularly speaks to groups regarding LEED, and strategies for making Water Efficiency part of a cooperate sustainability initiative.

Kirk Allen has worked at Sloan over the summers and holidays since high school. His first executive involvement at Sloan was in 1992 when he initiated Sloan’s strategic relationship with Moen Faucet Company in México. His full time employment starting with the company began in 1996 working for the independent manufacturer’s representative in Arizona. In 1997 he became the regional sales manager for the Western United States and México. In 2002 he assumed responsibility for Sloan’s hands-free Optima Product Line. Kirk served in this capacity until 2006 when he became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, a position he held until transitioning to the Office of the President in July of 2008. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, and is married to Amy Allen, and has four children.


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