Absolute Machine Tools Hires COO

David Grega will oversee the company’s Midwest U.S. technical centers.

Absolute Machine Tools (Lorain, Ohio) has hired David Grega as COO. He will oversee the operation of Absolute’s technical centers in Lorain and Mason, Ohio; Livonia, Michigan; and Elgin, Illinois.

Mr. Grega has a long history in the machine tool industry. He began his career as an apprentice toolmaker, then worked selling and servicing machining equipment from a wide selection of manufacturers. In 2001, he opened his own distributorship representing Fadal, Giddings & Lewis, Romi and Yama Seiki. After 15 years he became an engineering manager at DMG Mori Seiki in charge of assisting the sales, service and applications engineering departments.

“Absolute has always had my highest respect as an importer/distributor,” he says. “Joining their team seemed to be a natural fit.”

“With his comprehensive experience in the machine tool business, David will play an important role in helping our company develop and provide advanced manufacturing solutions and processes that will add crucial value and maximize productivity for our customers,” says Steve Ortner, President and CEO.