Allan (1943) is Owner at Gum Plus Consulting in Parsippany, NJ, and has an extensive successful track record in product development of chewing gum, OTC pharmaceuticals, and coated products. Allan has been Assistant Director at GlaxoSmithKline (1997–2007) where he worked with development of OTC medicines and initial internal development and scale up of nicotine chewing gums. Prior to that he was managing chewing gum development at Warner Lambert Co. (1966–1997). Allan holds a B.Sc. in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA from Saint John's University.