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Allen J Carlson

Industry Partner

Al brings four decades of extensive senior management and leadership experience serving global manufacturing fluid-power and motion-control companies.

Carlson spent 20 years with Sun Hydraulics, the last 16 years as President and CEO. During this time, Sun transitioned from a privately held company to a public company (NASDAQ-SNHY now NASDAQ-HLIO). As a public company, revenue grew from $50M to $225M and with a market cap from $50m to $1.2B. Prior to joining Sun Hydraulics, Carlson served in various engineering, product management and sales assignments for Vickers (Trinova), Incorporated.

Carlson joined the University of Florida’s College of Engineering in May 2016. His role is to launch and grow UF’s Sarasota Innovation Station—an economic development and engineering education initiative—in the Sarasota region.

Carlson is a past member of the Board of Directors for Sun Hydraulics and continues to serve as a board member on various industry companies (including MEC inc and HUSCO International) . He is also a regent at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).

*Not an ORG employee or Supervised Person as defined by the S.E.C.

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