Absolute Machine Tools Inc., Lorain, Ohio, has hired David Grega as COO. He will oversee the operation of Absolute's technical centers in Lorain and Mason, Ohio; Livonia, Mich.; and Elgin, Ill.
He has a long history in the machine tool industry. Grega began his career as an apprentice toolmaker for White Machine Inc., 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, Brea, Calif.; Giddings & Lewis, Fond du Lac, Wis.; Romi USA, Erlanger, Ky.; and Yama Seiki USA, Chino, Calif. After 15 years, Grega became an engineering manager at DMG Mori USA, Hoffman Estates, Ill., in charge of assisting the sales, service and applications engineering departments. He joined Absolute Machine Tools in May.
"Absolute has always had my highest respect as an importer/distributor," Grega said. "Joining their team seemed to be a natural fit. I feel right at home working for this solid, family-owned business."
"Absolute has always been a solutions provider in the machine tool industry," said President and CEO Steve Ortner. "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."
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.