SUSSEX – Power Test Inc. on
Friday announced Pat Koppa, a former Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
manager, has been named president of the Sussex-based company.
Power Test owner Alan Petelinsek, previously the firm’s
president, will take on the newly created role of CEO. According
to a company statement, he will focus on forming relationships
with business and government leaders, in addition to
Koppa’s responsibilities will include managing and growing the
business. He has spent 16 years in sales, marketing and
manufacturing management positions with Milwaukee-based
Harley-Davidson Motor Co., with his most recent position as its
senior director of U.S. field operations and strategy.
Power Test was founded by Petelinsek’s father, John, 37 years
ago. The company manufactures dynamometers, heavy equipment
testing systems and data acquisition and control systems for the
mining, power generation, marine, trucking, construction and
“We are blessed to find a leader that will build upon the
foundation my father provided for us and the many years of
growth we have experienced,” said Petelinsek. “Pat’s background
and talents will further strengthen and grow our committed
workforce and our loyal family of customers.”
Koppa earned a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering and a
master’s of business administration in operations and technology
management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“My personal values and those of the company are tightly
aligned, and I couldn’t be happier to be part of taking this
high-performing team to the next level,” said Koppa.