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Mark Allen
Head of Jeep Exterior Design at FCA Group


Mark T. Allen was appointed Head of Jeep® Design in June 2009. He is responsible for all design activities for Jeep brand vehicles and reports to Ralph Gilles - Head of Design, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

Allen has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the Product Design Office, including his last position as Chief Designer - Jeep/Ram Truck, Chrysler LLC, 2007. Allen joined the Company in 1994 as a designer.

Allen’s design portfolio includes the all-new Jeep Gladiator, the iconic Jeep Wrangler along with numerous Jeep and truck concepts that influence current and future product designs. Significant elements of his professional background include:
 2009, Head of Jeep Design, FCA - North America
 2007, Chief Designer - Jeep/Ram Truck, Chrysler LLC
 2005, Senior Manager - Jeep/Ram Truck Studios, Chrysler Group, DaimlerChrysler
 2000, Design Manager - Jeep Studio
 1999, Senior Designer - Jeep Studio
 1997, Senior Designer - Truck Studio, Chrysler Corporation
 1994, Designer - Jeep/Truck Advanced Design Studio

In addition to leading the design strategy for the Jeep brand, Allen and his design team members develop concept vehicles each year for Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, UT and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

From the age of five, Allen has wanted to design cars and trucks. His ideal place for gathering inspiration for new designs is from behind the wheel of his current ride. Allen likes to get out of his element, find solitude and cover great distances on road trips.
Allen received his bachelor of fine arts from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, in 1994.

He was born in Pomona, Calif.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Panel Discussion: Overlanding and Glamping: Adding Outdoor Space to Vehicle Interiors


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