Mark Kowalczyk is the newest member of the Greater Amsterdam Board of Education. He was appointed on July 21,2021 to fill the unexpired term of board member John Bottisti, who resigned in June.
The board seat will be up for reelection in May, 2022. Kowalczyk will serve on the board until June 30, 2022.
Kowalczyk is a lifelong area resident, living in the City of Amsterdam since 2005 with his wife and two Amsterdam High School students/children. He is a graduate of Perth Central School, Hudson Valley Community College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He has been employed by General Electric since 2000, currently as a Senior Sales Manager for North America, in G.E.’s Gas Power Services Division, supporting the electricity grid of the North Region of the United States. He is also President and CEO of Mohawk Machine Works, LLC, a tech startup company in Amsterdam.
Kowalczyk is a member of the GASD Safety Committee and has been a board member of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency since 2017. He has formerly served as Councilman in the Town of Perth, as well as a member of the City of Amsterdam’s Planning Commission.
He has mentored fourth grade students in Simple Machines for many years in both Schenectady and the Greater Amsterdam School District, based on a grant from the G.E. Foundation. He is also a former coach of Amsterdam Youth Baseball, and a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.