Karl Allen General Manager & Senior Vice President 1983 graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa with a BA Degree in Business Management, and a minor in Economics. Karl started with Prairie Pella in May of 1983 as inside sales and quickly transitioned to outside sales in August 1983. His sales territory was the Creston, IA area and then Ames, IA until 1989. Karl became a Commercial Sales rep in 1989, and then stepped up to the Operations Manager role in 1996. Following that, he was promoted to General Manager in July 2000. In his spare time Karl enjoys spending time with family, traveling, bicycling and flyfishing. Back to Meet our Pella Des Moines staff!