Jay Allison, P.E., was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation from Northwestern, Jay formed a consulting engineering firm that specialized in bus transportation planning and engineering services to local governments. He was then a Senior Business Analyst for GD Searle evaluating acquisitions and divestitures prior to joining the Trane in 1978.
Jay was a member of Trane’s residential equipment division and served as the Sales Manager for the company-owned Distribution Center in Orlando, Florida. He was promoted to Distribution Center Manager in 1980 and held that position until joining Tampa Bay Trane in 1982. Initially Jay was responsible for Tampa Bay Trane’s Parts and Services businesses. He held positions of continually increasing responsibility and was made President and Chief Operating Officer in 2002. Jay and his wife Gail have 6 children and live in Tierra Verde at the Southern tip of Pinellas County. He is a Registered Profession Engineer, a member of ASHRAE and past President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association).