ALLIED INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, 7 HILL STREET, BEDFORD HILLS, NY 10507, USA 914 241 6900,
The company was originally established in 1930 under the name China Airmotive Co., Fed., Inc. USA by A. L. Patterson for the purpose of exporting aircraft equipment to Asia. The name was changed to Allied International Co. Fed. Inc. USA in 1947. The present name was adopted in 1951.
Allied International expanded its operations in Europe in 1960 by acquiring A. E. Ulmann Associates Ltd., an organization specializing in European markets, which acted as U.S. purchasing agents for Lufthansa and Alitalia airlines. After the merger, A. E. Ulmann, Sr. was retained as President of Allied International, bringing to the company his extensive experience in the aeronautical industry, both as an engineer and as an entrepreneur.
Born in Russia in 1903, Alec Ulmann Sr., graduated from M.I.T. with his M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering in 1928. In the 1930's he flew around Europe in his 120h.p. Kinner-Winkle Bird while working for Goodyear, Dewy Almy Chemical, and Aviquipo which was really the beginning of the American avaition export business. In addition to his aeronautical work he was also an automotive historian writing for the VMCCA Bulb Horn and Automobile Quarterly and collector of Bugattis and Hispano Suizas, and the founder of the 12 Hours of Sebring sports car race. At Sebring he staged the first postwar Formula 1 race in the USA. There is an interesting article on the Veloce Today website about the early Sebring days.
The Ulmann family continues to lead Allied International, with A. E. Ulmann, Jr. becoming President in 1990. A member of the third generation Alexander (Cal) Ulmann III is already making his mark.