Mark AllenHead 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.