Alloo retired from Toyota in July 2012 after 25 years with the company and a total of over 40 years in manufacturing and related industries. was a member of the original management team responsible for bringing the Toyota Production System from Japan to the United States during the construction, start-up and subsequent expansion of Toyota’s operations in North America.
Prior to his retirement, Richard was assigned as Executive-in-Residence at the University of Kentucky where he worked to develop programs and materials and apply the fundamentals of the Toyota Production system in various fields of interest. He continue to serve as an instructor for the Lean Systems Program.
Prior to joining Toyota, Richard held various engineering and environmental positions within General Motors Corporation at their vehicle assembly plants and Central Office.
He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, from General Motors Institute, and Law, from the Stanford University Law School.