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
Dave Ploucha
Dave Ploucha
President & CEO
Bill Leisenring
Bill Leisenring
Jim Megyesi
Jim Megyesi
Chief Financial Officer

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.

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 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, 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
  • Telefonica
  • Campbell Marketing & Communications
  • Roush
  • Oracle
  • Verizon

Our Clients


Contact Us

Please direct mail inquiries to the address listed below.

999 Republic Dr.
Allen Park, MI 48101
Tel: (313) 228-0401