Ken Allen is a plant manager with TreeHouse Foods in Princeton, Kentucky, a large-scale bakery producing a variety of crackers, cookies and cereal. Throughout his career in the food and automotive industries he has held roles in engineering, quality, continuous improvement and operations. As an auditor, he saw a variety of best practices in numerous technologies and has worked to re-apply them in subsequent roles. He has focused much of his career on process improvement and data-driven decision making. As part of an overall strategy of continuous improvement, he believes a sustainable culture change is possible and begins with very simple steps rooted in common sense.