Amy Lank, president of American Power Systems, Inc., Davenport, has received a state award for leadership in technology.

“I’m so grateful to work in a field that requires creativity and innovation, and I couldn’t be more humbled by this recognition from the Technology Association of Iowa. In our business, we thrive on challenges, and I share this award with each member of my incredible team,” says Lank, who became president of the company at age 30.

At its 10th Annual Women of Innovation Awards, Technology Association of Iowa named Lank the winner in the Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership category. Lank is among 10 winners across the state in as many categories.

The awards event was held Nov. 13 at Meadows Event Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, to recognize Iowa women leaders in science, technology, engineering and math, according to the Technology Association of Iowa’s website.

American Power Systems, Inc. (APS) serves government and military clients by providing high-voltage systems that power critical equipment, such as devices that keep people safe from improvised explosive devices in some of the world’s most dangerous places.

Under Lank’s leadership, APS has made important investments in research and development. These investments have allowed the APS team to innovate, resulting in new creations in every product line, from alternators and converters to high-idle controls and auxiliary power units.

APS’s client list includes US Army, US Department of State, US Department of Defense, Australian Department of Defense, and other high-profile organizations.

In addition to owning and operating the business, Lank is a student at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree and MBA through the Accel Program. She lives in Bettendorf with her husband, Rob, and their four children.

For more information about APS, call (563) 323-7994, ext. 109, or visit

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