Former Kohler Power President Joins CVT Board

Posted on April 5, 2011

Otto R. Kopietzki, formerly president of Kohler Power Systems, has been named to the board of directors at CVT Corp., the Ste Julie, Quebec, Canada, manufacturer of continuously variable transmissions for power generation, off-road vehicles and industrial equipment applications.

In his 45 years in the power generation industry, Kopietzki has managed total business operations, including manufacturing, sales and distribution activities, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Canada and Australia. He is currently president emeritus of Kohler Power Systems, involved with customer, supplier and distributor relations in 22 Asian countries and Australia. He is also a consultant to the Kohler Global Power Group. He joined Kohler in 1988.

Kopietzki is the third well-known name to join CVT within the last year. In late June of 2010, former AGCO Chairman Robert J. Ratliff and ex-Case and New Holland executive Richard Christman were named to the company’s board.