president & ceo
Erik VanAllen serves as leader of Getman Corporation headquartered in Bangor, Michigan with a second manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo. From its start in 1954, Getman established its reputation for reliable, durable and safety-oriented underground mining utility vehicles. Erik led the company’s manufacturing operations before becoming president in 2010 and chief executive officer in 2012. Since 2010, Erik has guided Getman through a growth period of over 150%. Today, Getman is one of the leading companies worldwide in its industry.
Erik received his bachelor’s degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University (MSU) and returned to MSU to earn his MBA in Materials and Logistics Management. Erik completed an executive education program in entrepreneurial development at MIT and has been involved with a number of entrepreneurial ventures. He has served within several non-profit organizations and is currently a member of the Mattawan Public Education Foundation Board.