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Ken Lingenfelter

January 1, 2019

President & CEO Lingenfelter Performance Engineering – Brighton, MI

Ken Lingenfelter started his career in the title insurance business as a teenager with the Burton Abstract & Title Company in Detroit Michigan. Through dedication and commitment he worked his way up from a delivery position to manager of a small office. Shortly thereafter the company was sold to a casualty insurance company. Therefore, at the age of 23, Lingenfelter decided it was time to start his own company and began the work of establishing Metropolitan Title Company which grew over the years by aggressive start up operations and acquisitions in a number of states including Michigan. This entrepreneurial success earned Lingenfelter recognition in 1994 when he was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in Financial Services for the State of Michigan, an award sponsored by Crain’s Detroit Business, Ernst & Young and INC. Magazine. Metropolitan Title Insurance continued to grow through the 1990’s and was recognized as the largest most progressive title agency in the United States having expanded into 10 states with 150 offices and annual sales of $160 million. While leading Metropolitan Title Insurance, Lingenfelter served as President of the MLTA, and The National Title Alliance as well as the Board of Governors for the ALTA and a board member of RESPRO and TAVMA. In 2003 Lingenfelter sold Metropolitan Insurance to the largest title insurance underwriter in the country and he became a part of First American Corporation. Now a proud father of a son and triplet daughters, Lingenfelter, having completed the terms of his contract with First American, has embarked on a new career as owner of Metropolitan Motor Sports and the Lingenfelter Collection. These companies buy and sell collector cars and manage a collection of 125 vehicles consisting of muscle cars, Corvettes and exotic European cars. In addition, Lingenfelter has recently purchased Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, a company once owned by a distant relative of his, John Lingenfelter, the legendary drag racer and engine builder.