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When it comes to power transformers, this is the most technical, sales and marketing expertise you’ll find under one roof.

While we may be one of the world’s largest suppliers of used / rebuilt power transformers, parts and related equipment, our team of experts and customer service representatives are readily accessible to help you with your power transformer and parts needs.

Their level of technical expertise and market experience is second to none.

Click a name below to see each of our team members’ qualifications to provide you with the best service and know-how in the industry.

THE POWER ASSET RECOVERY TEAM

Rick KopfPresident & General Manager

Rick’s career spans more than 40 years, having held top management positions in several major companies in the transformer industry. He founded Power Asset and as president, along with other dedicated associates, has developed it into the top company it is today.

Rick’s Credentials and Market Experience:

  • BS University of Akron
  • IEEE Member
  • 1975 - 1977: ABB (Jackson Bayley Electric) Sales Engineer for Motors & Generators
  • 1978 - 1981: Ohio Transformer Corp, Sales Engineer for Transformers & Switchgear
  • 1982 - 1991: Ohio Transformer Corp, Manager of Utility Sales & Marketing
  • 1992 - 1997: Belyea Company Inc, Sales Manager for Power Transformers
  • 1998 - Present: Power Asset Recovery Corp, President, Founder & General Manager

Mark CasperTreasurer & Controller

Mark's career as a practicing CPA spans 30 years, focusing on industrial firms. He has been a member of the Power Asset team since its inception in 1998.

Mark’s Credentials and Market Experience:

  • BS Case Western University
  • CPA
  • 1976 - Present: MV Casper Company, Managing Partner & Founder
  • 1976 - Present: Power Asset Recovery Corp, Treasurer & Controller

Mark HaasSales & Marketing Manager

Mark brings over 30 years of experience in the power transformer industry. He has done turnkey project management for power plant transformer replacement from 15 mVA through 880 mVA.

Mark’s Credentials and Market Experience:

  • BS Walsh University
  • IEEE Member
  • 1985 - 1987: Ohio Transformer Corp, Sales & Marketing Rep
  • 1987 - 1990: Ohio Transformer Corp, Regional Sales Manager
  • 1990 - 1993: Ohio Transformer Corp, Utility Power Products Manager
  • 1993 - 1995: Southwest Electric Company, Regional Sales Manager
  • 1995 - 1997: Southwest Electric Company, Business Development Manager
  • 1997 - 2000: Southwest Electric Company, National Sales & Marketing Manager
  • 2000 - Present: Power Asset Recovery Corp, Sales & Marketing Manager

Missy BattistaSales/Marketing Representative

Missy has over 20 years' experience in the power transformer and associated equipment field. Her duties include office management, sales and acquisitions support and oversight. Chances are, when you call in to our office, Missy will be the voice you hear first.

Missy’s Credentials and Market Experience:

  • Attended Kent State University
  • 1989 - 1991: General Electric Corp, Account Specialist Manager
  • 1992 - 1993: General Electric Corp, Supervisor of System Management Group
  • 1994 - 1995: General Electric Corp, Training Leader & Facility Coordinator
  • 1996 - 1998: General Electric Corp, Supervisor Marketing
  • 1998 - 1999: Wilco Beverage, Sales Manager
  • 1999 - 2008: Power Asset Recovery Corp, Executive & Marketing Assistant
  • 2008 - Present: Power Asset Recovery Corp, Sales & Marketing Representative

Jon KopfUtility Sales Representative

Jon has worked at Power Asset Recovery Corporation full-time since he graduated from college and has been around substations and transformer technicians since the age of 15. He specializes in medium- to high voltage applications and bushings/components as well.

Jon’s Credentials and Market Experience:

  • BS Ohio University
  • IEEE Member
  • American Marketing Association Member
  • 2003 - 2006: PARC Inventory Coordinator
  • 2006 - 2009: PARC Sales Representative Intern
  • 2009 - Present: Power Asset Recovery Corp, Utility Sales Representative

Shaun LebertIndustrial Sales Representative

Shaun has been providing quick ship solutions in the distribution and power transformer industry for nearly 25 years. He also specializes in acquisitions when you have surplus equipment for sale. Shaun takes pride in being a proficient job manager. When your need arises he analyzes your specifications, and provides a detailed proposal and handles logistic support to your job site.

Shaun’s Credentials and Market Experience:

  • Associates Degree Minnesota West
  • Attended South Dakota State University
  • 1996 – 1997: T&R Electric Supply Co., Inc., Transformer Technician
  • 1998 – 2008: T&R Electric Supply Co., Inc, Transformer Sales Representative
  • 2009 – 2017: Transformers Now!, L.C., Regional Sales Manager
  • 2018 – Present: Power Asset Recovery Corporation, Transformer Sales Representative

Rich PaqueletTransformer Parts Specialist

Rich has over 35 years’ experience in the power transformer and substation equipment field. His primary experience has been in the Purchasing or Supply Chain roles purchasing power transformer components and substation equipment from world-wide supplier sources.

Rich’s Credentials and Market Experience:

  • BS In Business Management Malone College, 1990
  • 1985 - 2000: Ohio Transformer Corporation, Sourcing Leader and Senior Buyer
  • 2000 - 2005: Ohio Transformer- GE Energy, Purchasing Manager
  • 2005 - 2008: GE Energy, Electrical Material Commodity Leader
  • 2009 – 2011 GE Energy, Supply Chain and Project Manager, Bradenton, FL operation
  • 2011 - 2014: Efacec Power Transformers, Supply Chain Manager
  • 2015 - 2017: CG Power Transformers, Replacement Parts Project Manager
  • 2017 - Present: Power Asset Recovery Corp, managing the transformer and substation equipment replacement and spare parts business