Meet our Pella Peoria staff!

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Crysti Allen

Human Resources

Crysti began her career at Pella in June of 1983 as inventory control/purchasing.  In 1996 Human Resources was added to her job responsibilities.  Currently she handles all HR responsibilities and manages the order entry department.  In her spare time she volunteers, enjoys biking and spending time with her family.
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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 fly fishing.

Chris Boley

President & CEO

Chris joined Pella Company in 1975, and has worked all aspects of the business: warehouse, production, service, and sales. He’s proudly served as President since 1982, and actively serves as a co-founder/ Executive Board Member of Wildwood Hills Ranch. He has an MBA from The University of Iowa. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and flying.
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Matt  Linder

Operations Manager

I started at Pella Windows in 1998. I worked my way through the business.  Started as counter sales/sales support, then entering the sales force, before landing in my current position as operations manager and fulfillment manager.  My goal in my job is to keep things running smoothly and making our customers happy.  In my spare time, I enjoy bicycling, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and traveling.  I have been married 18 years to my wife Lynn and have a son, Cody.
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Keith  Rudd

Director of Customer Service

Keith has 40 + years of experience in the window and door industry. He began his career with Pella Corporation in 1977 and supervised the research & development testing lab for 10 years and spent another 10 years at corporate in field/customer service, becoming corporate customer service manager. Keith was one of two corporate field trouble shooters before becoming a sales branch service manager for 20 years.

Brad Thomas


Brad is a 1993 graduate of Iowa State University with a BBA in Accounting. Brad is an Iowa native and is an active CPA with 25 years of experience in public accounting, private industry and non-profit organizations. He even helped start a small construction company with his best friend. Brad actively serves as Executive Treasurer for Refuge – a non-profit organization that builds homes in Haiti. He has been married to Lisa for 24 years and has 3 sons. Outside of work Brad enjoys spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle, traveling and cheering on his favorite teams – Cyclones, Cubs, Steelers and Broncos.