Our Company

Since 1976, Mechanical Power has continually focused on solid, customer-oriented fundamentals, including quality materials, competitive pricing and exceptional customer services.

Meet the Executive Team


Douglas Zwiener, President & Chief Executive Officer

Doug Zwiener has over 25 years of business leadership and management experience. Doug’s experience ranges from owning and operating a screw machine job shop to advising middle-market companies on strategic, financial and operational improvements.

Under Doug’s leadership, MPower has developed a strong focus on attracting and retaining customers while almost doubling the company’s U.S. jobs in the Midwest.

Doug was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and received his Masters of Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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Chris DeFranceschi, Executive Vice President of Operations

Chris has more than 28 years’ experience in supply chain management and purchasing, both domestically and abroad. He is a customer-focused leader and developer of close supplier relationships. He brings a depth of operational and supply chain experience to MPower that enables us to continue to elevate the services we can provide to you.

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Jim Dorn, Founder

As an independent sales representative in the 1960s and ’70s, Jim Dorn developed a passion for serving the needs of customers while establishing lasting relationships with companies. In 1976, he combined this strong drive for providing exceptional customer service with his mechanical engineering background to form what is now Mechanical Power, Inc.