Mr. Allen has been involved in medical gas industry since 1978 and is a certified 6050 Instructor.
He started out of university with one of the earliest certification firms when “certification” of medical gas systems was a concept yet to be widely accepted. He transitioned to a major manufacturer in 1985 and has performed various technical and marketing roles He has been involved in virtually all aspects of medical gas work, including regulatory, testing and verification, marketing, and product development over the last 35 years.
He is an active member of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems and has been involved with that Committee since the 1987 edition. He is also an active member of the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee on Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems and also sits on the ISO TC121 / SC6 dealing with Anesthetic and Respiratory devices, including medical gases. He has been honored by the MGPHO Verifier’s organization as a special expert.
He has Chaired various committees with industry regulatory bodies and is the author of numerous journal articles, design guides and other technical aids for the engineering of medical gases.