Jan Allman

american ship building company leader


Jan Allman

Vice President and General Manager, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding

Vice President and General Manager, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Community Relations, Fincantieri Marine Group

Jan Allman was named the Vice President (VP) and General Manager (GM) for Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in July 2023. In this new role, she is responsible for setting business goals and overseeing the three core areas of work at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding: Repair, New Construction, and Defense. Despite taking on this interim position, Jan will continue to maintain her role as the SVP for Public Affairs and Community Relations for Fincantieri Marine Group, a position she assumed in July 2021. Her expertise and experience as the CEO of Fincantieri Marinette Marine will be invaluable in guiding the strategic direction of Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding.

As the SVP for Public Affairs and Community Relations of Fincantieri Marine Group, Jan works closely with local leaders and organizations on various projects aimed at promoting the prosperity and growth of the communities in which the company operates. During her time in this role, Jan has actively participated in several notable initiatives and held various positions. She served on the State of Wisconsin's Legislative Subcommittee on Increasing Offender Employment and was appointed to the Board of Directors (BoD) of the Green Bay Packers in 2020. Jan also served as the Marinette and Menominee Chamber President from 2021 to 2022, was on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA) and received the M&M CoC Ron Wipfli Person of the Year Award in 2022. Jan is currently acting as a Commissioner for Wisconsin Waterways, as well as serving on several other boards and subcommittees.

Before assuming her SVP role with Fincantieri Marine Group, Jan served as the CEO of Fincantieri Marinette Marine for seven years. During her tenure, she effectively managed the company's partnership with Lockheed Martin, leading to the production of Littoral Combat Ships for the Navy. She also played a pivotal role in securing the Constellation Class frigate contract for Fincantieri Marinette Marine. Additionally, under Jan's leadership, construction of similar vessels (MMSC) for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was initiated through the U.S. foreign military sales effort.

Notable achievements Fincantieri Marinette Marine has attained during Ms. Allmans tenure include ISO 14001:2015 Environmental and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, 2017 Defense Security Service James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award, Earned Value Management System (EVMS) validation and numerous Shipbuilders Council of America’s (SCA) and Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) 2013-2019 Safety Awards.

Prior to joining Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Jan served as the Vice President of Global Manufacturing at Navistar Corporation. In this capacity, she and her manufacturing team were instrumental in transforming Navistar's manufacturing landscape. They implemented standardized systems and processes across North American vehicle and engineer manufacturing plants, resulting in improved product quality and increased customer satisfaction.

Jan's career began at the Lima Engine Plant in Ohio, where she joined Ford Motor Company at the age of 19. Over her 26-year tenure at Ford, she held various vehicle and powertrain manufacturing roles with increasing responsibilities. She worked in engineering and production in both the U.S. and Europe, culminating in her appointment as the Chicago Assembly plant manager. As the plant manager, she oversaw the overall operation, safety of the workforce, a substantial annual budget, and significant annual revenue. Jan successfully implemented a lean manufacturing model, launched multiple vehicles, and achieved best-in-class quality while facing rapid changes and complexity.

Jan holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute in Flint, Michigan. She has been actively involved in numerous industry councils and advisory groups, including the Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council and the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). In 2018, she was appointed as Co-Chair to Governor-Elect Tony Evers' Transition Team. Currently, Jan serves on the Board of Directors for the Green Bay Packers, where she contributes her expertise. She also holds the position of President of the Board of Directors for the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she was appointed as a Wisconsin Waterway Commissioner in 2020 and serves on the Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Site Selection Committee, and recently appointed as a Public Member of the Legislative Council Study Committee on Increasing Offender Employment in 2022.


Headquarters Washington DC
655 15th St NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005
Fincantieri Marine Group - GBO
2465 Marina Circle
Green Bay, WI 54304
ACE Marine
201 S Pearl Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
Marinette Marine
1600 Ely Street
Marinette, WI 54143
Bay Shipbuilding
605 N 3rd Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235