About Us

CONTROLTEC® is a provider of telematics-based data acquisition,
management, and analysis services to the transportation industry.

What we do

CONTROLTEC® transforms product development by providing data-driven solutions for systems engineering, validation, warranty reduction and certification. We are a group of seasoned industry veterans (and some pretty clever young people) who believe there's a better way to approach the challenges facing today's automotive engineering industry. Utilizing centuries of combined vehicle testing and controls experience, CONTROLTEC® merges information technology and engineering, data analysis and software development to help companies navigate through increasing systems complexity and the dynamically changing regulatory environment.

We currently serve a diverse client base of transportation manufacturing companies around the world with industry-leading software, hardware, consulting services and certification assistance. Clients consistently offer high praise for our innovative spirit and responsiveness while experiencing product quality and development efficiency gains.



Inspired by the challenges facing the global product development efforts facing most OEMs and with an acute awareness of the rapidly evolving technologies available, CONTROLTEC® was formed by these Industry veterans to radically impact the Safety, Quality and Performance of vehicles worldwide. The leadership team represents broad and deep automotive expertise in such areas as Tier 1 supplier ownership/management, powertrain development and calibration, software design and development, fuel economy and emissions analytics, and finance.

Mike Shields



Mike Shields is an entrpreneur whose family has deep roots in the southeast Michigan automotive community. In addition to CONTROLTEC®, Mike is the CEO of Arrow Racing engines.

As Chairman of CONTROLTEC®, Mike oversees the strategic direction of the company as it rapidly gains momentum and critical mass toward becoming the premier provider of vehicle systems data solutions. “I’m tremendously proud of CONTROLTEC®'s depth of industry-proven expertise and technical prowess,” says Shields. “Above all, we are a vehicle systems innovator, and our terrific team of creative minds have been key to our rapdily advancing the sophistication of those systems to the benefit of our global OEM customers."

Shields received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and earned a law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Dave Ploucha


President & CEO

David Ploucha, President & CEO of CONTROLTEC®, co-founded the company in 2009. Ploucha’s automotive roots run four generations deep, and his passion for powertrain excellence fuels his relentless drive to advance the state of the art.

Ploucha’s 17-year career at Chrysler’s powertrain division included assignments in hardware development, durability testing, algorithm design, calibration, certification and validation, as well as key roles in the development and launch of multiple Chrysler powertrains. He is recognized as an industry leader in the design, performance and compliance of diagnostic and safety systems, and is frequently called upon to lead discussions on global integration and feasibility on these topics. Ploucha’s breadth and depth of experience in such areas as transmissions, engines, OBD, and electronic throttle safety controls and calibration afford him unique insight and perspective when tackling vehicle systems testing and data analysis challenges.

Ploucha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and also a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Bill Leisenring



Bill Leisenring co-founded CONTROLTEC® in 2009 and currently leads all of the company’s product development and light duty operations. Bill has significant expertise in internal combustion engine principles and emissions control, catalyst and diagnostic systems. He spent thirteen years as an engineer and manager in product development at Ford and Chrysler, working in powertrain development with a focus on system reliability, engine and diagnostic systems.

Bill has several patents and papers on powertrain control, calibration and diagnostics. He earned a BSEE at Michigan Technological University and a MSEE at The Ohio State University as a Center for Automotive Research Fellow.

Jim Megyesi


Chief Financial Officer

Jim Megyesi, CFO of CONTROLTEC®, brings two decades of financial management experience in the information technology and banking industries, which positions him well to enable the company’s aggressive growth and financial goals.

Jim began his career as an auditor and financial analyst. He received an MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan, while serving as the Director of Business Planning and Analysis at R.L. Polk & Co. There he led the financial planning and management of Polk’s technology and data division, directly enabling the delivery of cost-effective information technology solutions to the automotive industry.

Prior to joining CONTROLTEC®, Jim was vice president and finance manager for the Eastern Michigan Affiliate of Fifth Third Bancorp, where he was responsible for financial management in the commercial banking division.


Our technology partners are the engines that drive CT. Together, we work tirelessly to enable CT's products to work faster, better and more efficiently for our customers. We salute them and thank them for all that they do and how they do it.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Teradata
  • Campbell Marketing and Communications
  • Roush
  • Oracle
  • Verizon


We have some of the smartest minds in industry, have created cutting-edge technology, have found a way to be profitable and grow year over year, yet, we really struggled to come up with the best way to define this "culture" thing. We liken it to dating a bit....people always say that "when you meet the right person, you'll just know it". Well, we feel the same way about work, ....When you find the right company, you'll just know it. For all of us, it was love at first sight with Control-Tec. Our LOW turnover rate, and HIGH Employee Referral percentages speak for themselves. Our brilliant and fearless owners lead the way, and we follow suit - not because we have to, but because we WANT to. We do meaningful work and solve complex, customer issues on a daily basis. Our agile environment makes work different and interesting every, single day. At Control-Tec, you're not just a box on the org chart. Your work and your opinions matter!! Like it or not, you're gonna get noticed.... get ready for your close up!

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CONTROLTEC® offers a competitive benefits package along with some great perks. Our employees are our greatest asset and are treated as such. Here are the highlights:

Health & Savings Benefits Offered Upon Hire - U.S. Full Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account
  • 401(k) & company match
  • Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability
  • Supplemental Life Insurance and Accident Insurance
  • Vacation:  Hard work deserves play time.  Use it, don't abuse it. 
  • Sick:  If you are sick, please stay home.  We do not want germs infesting the office.
  • Holidays: 12 paid holidays are observed.  We make exceptions for multicultural employees.
  • Bonus compensation plan for all employees

The Important Stuff....

Flexibility: It's True, We really do offer FLEXIBLE schedules! You won't find any clock watching managers here....we trust you to get your work done and get it done well! We know that work is just one part of your very busy life. That's why we offer varied start and end times, and remote options.

Attire: Whatever floats your boat! We pride ourselves on creativity and originality, so it seems silly to try to govern what you wear. No shoes, No shirt.....well, you'll probably be cold. (Note: Shoes & Shirt strongly encouraged). We also have stylish CT Gear that employees can (and do!) purchase from our online store.

Hangry Much? We hope not! But, just in case, we offer healthy (and not so healthy) snacks and drinks for FREE to all of our employees. [(han-gry) adj: a state of anger caused by lack of food; hunger causing a negative change in emotional state.]

Work Hard, PLAY hard! Here at Control-Tec we do both (and do both well). We take our work very seriously, but taking ourselves too seriously, not so much..Do you like Board Games, Brewing Craft Beers (must be 21 to enjoy!), Photography, Crafts, or Gaming? These are just a few of the "clubs" we have here. Each club gets a monthly "fun fund" to buy supplies, food or take field trips for their clubs. It's a great way to get to know your co-workers. We're always looking to start new clubs, so if you've got a passion for something, we want to know about it!

Workin' on your fitness? We've got you covered! All CT Employees can take advantage of a FREE Gym membership right across the street from our office.


Current Openings

Here at Control-Tec, we're always looking for talented people (like YOU) to join our growing team! Click the links below to learn more about our current openings. You know what they say.... Life is short, work somewhere awesome!

Job List

Job Title Location Posted Since
Software Developer - C/C++ Allen Park, MI 07-August-2015
Android Developer Allen Park, MI 01-August-2015
Database Administrator Allen Park, MI 1-August-2015
Project Engineer Allen Park, MI 1-August-2015

Equal Opportunity Employer

CONTROLTEC® prides itself as an equal opportunity employer. CONTROLTEC® considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical, or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

CONTROLTEC® participates in the E-Verify program.


About E-Verify

            * Your Career @CONTROLTEC

            public class ControlTec extends Life {

              public void career() {
                switch (WORK) {
                  case Global Telemetry;
                  case Vehicle Data Acquisition;
                  case Cloud Computing;
                  case Web & Mobile Applications;
                  case Advanced Technologies;
                  case Big Data;
                switch (FUN) {
                  case Game Nights;
                  case Happy Hour;
                  case Brewing Club;
                  case Community Outreach;
                switch (BENEFITS) {
                  case Profit Sharing;
                  case 401k Match;
                  case Great Culture;