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Absolute Machine Tools has hired David Grega as chief operating officer. Mr. Grega 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 for White Machine in North Royalton, Ohio, 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 (Cleveland), in charge of assisting the sales, service and applications engineering departments.
Mr. Grega joined Absolute Machine Tools in May of 2017. “Absolute has always had my highest respect as an importer/distributor,” he said, “Joining their team seemed to be a natural fit. I feel right at home working for this solid, family-owned business.
Steve Ortner, president and CEO, said, “Absolute has always been a solutions provider in the machine tool industry. 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.”