Absolute Machine Tools Acquires Chicago-Area Distributor

MTT-21 is a longtime Absolute distributor that is well known for distributing CNC machine tools.

Absolute Machine Tools Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Chicago area distributor Machine Tool Technology – 21 Inc. (MTT-21) into its operations. Founded in 1987, MTT-21 is a longtime Absolute distributor that is well known for distributing CNC machine tools. 

Absolute President Steve Ortner says, “This acquisition combines the global resources of our company with the capabilities and excellent local reputation of MTT-21. It is evidence of Absolute Machine Tools’ dedication to Illinois and Wisconsin manufacturers and also confirms the company’s strength in a down market.”

With the merger, Absolute has added even more machine tool professionals to its Midwest Technical Center in Elgin, Illinois. The new personnel include:

• Mark Ulanov, president and owner of MTT-21 Inc. who has more than 30 years of machine tool sales experience and market knowledge

• Rob Grimm, with 25 years at MTT-21 and more than 30 years of machine tool applications and service experience, including extensive work in turnkey packages, installation projects, training and demonstrations

• Dave Marzullo, with more than 25 years of machine tool sales experience at MTT-21 and more than 30 years industry experience overall

• Andrey Avakov, who has worked in machine tool sales at MTT-21 for four years

•Todd Romeiser, who was recently MC Machinery’s (Mitsubishi’s U.S. EDM headquarters) national sales manager for milling and turning and has more than 20 years of experience in EDM applications and sales management.  He also spent time at Sodick, Tornos, ONA, and AgieCharmilles

“We are happy to add these industry veterans to our team to better serve our customers in Illinois and Wisconsin,” Steve Ortner says.