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Allen Green '77

What is number one on your bucket list?My wife and I would like to visit our exchange students who lived with us in their home country of Brazil.

Who are your heroes?Without a doubt, my parents. They instilled in me my core values that continue to guide me to this day. They also paid for my Mount Union education, for which I am extremely grateful.

What is your biggest pet peeve?Politics in the office.

In a meeting with your peers, is your phone on the table, in your pocket or purse, left at your desk or in your car?My cell phone is in my pocket.

What is your least favorite movie?I don't like science fiction movies.

What is your favorite kind of sandwich?It used to be a reuben, but now I opt for a healthier wrap.

When is your usual bedtime?I go to bed around 11 p.m. and up at 5:45 a.m. to work out before work. I do try and sleep in on the weekends though.

Do you dance in the car?I have been known to sing in the car, but never dance. You never know who might be watching.

What was the occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid?I wanted to be a musician.

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University Alumni Spotlight:
Allen Green ’77

Major While on Campus: Mathematics
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Current Job Title: President
Employer: H-P Products

I preside over a manufacturing company headquartered in Louisville, OH. We are the number one manufacturer of residential central vacuums in the United States and we are a leading national supplier of fabricated tubular products for industrial applications.

 

MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY

Choosing Mount Union
I chose Mount Union because my high school graduating class was made up of 1,250 students and I wanted a smaller, more personalized experience. Mount Union's size allowed me to continue to pursue my interest in music and tennis, along with my academics.

Favorite Professor
My favorite professor was Hugh Pinney. His background in public accounting gave us real-life experiences that fueled my desire to become a CPA. His teachings also enabled me to get a job with Arthur Andersen immediately upon graduation. 

Practical Preparation
I worked for Hill, Barth, and King my senior year of college. We didn't have internships then, but the experience was invaluable. I had to give up tennis that year, which was a very tough decision.

Mount Union Memory
My favorite memory is without a doubt, my first calculus class where I met Carol, my lovely wife of 36 years!

Campus Involvement
During my time on campus, I was treasurer of Sigma Nu and a member of the band, brass choir, orchestra and the men’s tennis team. 

Liberal Arts Foundation
Mount Union’s liberal arts foundation has provided me the skills to successfully transition into many different positions within H-P.

Staying Involved
Today, I keep actively involved with Mount Union by serving on the Board of Trustees, the Business Advisory Board and the BEST Program (Bringing Executives and Students Together).

Next Steps
My ultimate career goal was to become president of a company. Since achieving that, it is now to double the size of the company during my tenure.

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