Alan started Crispin in 1997 after having worked in the automation industry since 1986. Alan is one of the few automation industry executives that has actually worked inside a television station and managed daily operations. Alan served in the US Navy Submarine Service for six years and was assigned to Bangor, Washington, during which time he served on board the USS Michigan 727G. Alan studied Business at the University of Alabama and served as President of the Student Government Association in 1978. An avid reader and sports fan, Alan follows the Crimson Tide and enjoys sponsoring employee athletic teams.