STOCKTON SPRINGS, ME (BRAIN) — Sidney Kuropchak, president of the Light Electric Vehicle Association, passed away in her sleep over the weekend. Kuropchak had battled cancer over the past year.
Kuropchak, 61, was a co-founder of the Light Electric Vehicle Association, and had served as its executive director, board member and president. Under her leadership and management LEVA saw rapid growth in membership. LEVA, which has more than 250 members in 29 countries, promotes and supports the industry of electric powered two wheelers such as electric bicycles and motor scooters.
She also acted as the coordinator for eCycleElectric Consulting, a working relationship that lasted more than 15 years. During this time she held key posts at WaveCrest Labs, Ultra Motor USA and Stone Industrial. Previous to that she was the president of Lauren Manufacturing. Kuropchak held a Master's in sociology from Kent State.
"I depended on Sid to be the wise voice of reason and to remember everything that needed to be done while charming everyone she came in contact with for half of my professional life," said Edward Benjamin, LEVA chairman. "To say she is missed terribly by her friends and co workers is an understatement. And I know her family must be devastated."
Kuropchak is survived by her spouse of 37 years, John, and other family members. A memorial will be scheduled and announced shortly.