Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
(LPE), has announced that Mike Copeland has joined the company as
operations manager. In his new role, Copeland will lead LPE’s
Michigan-based operations and will work with the existing leadership
team at the company’s facility in Decatur, Ind.
With more than 25 years of experience at General Motors, Copeland
brings a wealth of knowledge to the position. He has held numerous
positions within GM, the most recent being project manager for the GM
Performance Division, in which his responsibilities included the
engineering and building of GM performance and show related vehicles.
These vehicles include the Hot Rod Magazine Solstice, Reggie Jackson’s
LSX-powered ‘69 Camaro and Popular Hot Rodding’s 1957 Chevy Project
"X." Copeland also supported the development of GMPP LSX and E-Rod
In addition to his technical background, Copeland is CEO of Diversified
Creations, a retail performance and off-road business in Brighton,
Mich. He has also written technical articles for automotive performance
magazines, such as Super Chevy and Diesel Power.
"I am pleased and excited that Mike Copeland has joined our team," said
Lingenfelter. "The vast experience that Mike brings to Lingenfelter
Performance really complements our business plan and will add to our
growth and our continued success in creating, building and tuning
reliable performance cars."
"I am proud to join the Lingenfelter team as they are one of the
premier automotive performance companies in the world," said Copeland.
"I plan to continue the tradition started by the company’s founder,
John Lingenfelter, to build the best performance vehicles in the world."