Allan Swan is leading the Panasonic team at the Gigafactory located in Sparks, NV. He’s supporting the teams by combining servant leadership and Panasonic’s 7 basic business philosophies.
The PENA team is producing the world’s safest, highest quality, best performing Lithium-ion batteries and delivering them to our partner, Tesla.
Previously, Allan was Senior Vice President of Operations for the Defense Sector in the United States at Rolls-Royce. This role was based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was responsible for five (5) manufacturing plants, that consist of more than 1,500 employees.
Allan was responsible for the full breadth of manufacturing activities including deploying the Rolls-Royce Production System, High Performance Culture with a focus of
Engagement and Recognition and implementing a large-scale modernization project. He has led teams in North America and Europe to deliver a world-class supply chain that is lean, scalable and the global standard.
Over his career, Allan has worked in purchasing, logistics, operations and corporate strategy roles including roles at Rolls‐Royce, Thyssen Krupp and United Technologies.
Allan is a graduate of Southampton University with a Master’s Degree in Global Supply Chain Management; and also holds a number of Management Diplomas.
Allan lives in Sparks, NV, is married and has three children. In his spare time Allan enjoys traveling, team sports, and studying world history.