Alex Kowalski

Alex Kowalski
  • BS Business Administration 2001

Alex Kowalski is CEO and owner of Performance Welding. Performance is an OEM contract manufacturer of metal assemblies based in Little Chute, WI. He acquired the distressed company in September of 2012 and brought in professional management for the turnaround. The company was profitable the very first year and has grown revenue organically 341% since he acquired it.


Prior to purchasing Performance, Alex was the President of INFO-PRO Mortgage Services, a privately held mortgage servicing company based in Fond du Lac, WI. Alex also spent time as the Director of Sales for a privately held real estate investment firm.
Alex, along with his wife Holly, own Kay James Design. Kay James is a graphic design business specializing in surface graphics, packaging design, and product aesthetics for consumer brands. Alex and Holly also own a commercial real estate portfolio that totals 250,000 square feet. The properties are located primarily in Wisconsin.


Alex has a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University. Alex and Holly have two children, Annika and Isaac, and reside in Sherwood, WI.

 Excerpted from the Chemical Engineering Academy induction program, April, 2019