Allied International Corp.
Aviation pioneer A. L. Patterson founded the company in 1930 under the name China Airmotive Co., Fed., Inc. USA to export aircraft equipment to Asia. He changed the name 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., focused on European markets, which acted as U.S. purchasing agents for Lufthansa and Alitalia airlines. After the merger, Alec Ulmann, Sr. took over 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 , ground zero for the American aviation export business.