Absolute Machinery was founded in June 2000 by Nathan Smith and Michael Ortolano. They started off as new machinery representatives for injection molding machinery and auxiliary equipment. Soon after they realized that customers were in constant need for equipment immediately, and couldn’t wait for the new equipment lead times. They invested heavily in used inventory, warehousing, service technicians, testing bays, cranes/forklifts, loading docks and more. This allowed Absolute to quickly become one of the largest dealers of used plastics machinery in North America.
In 2006 and 2013 the Absolute Group of Companies expanded again to become the official distributors of Haitian injection moldings machines and ARI robots in the US & Canada. Further expanding the purchasing options for our customers while also giving them the ability to automate.
Nate has been buying and selling used plastic and metalworking machinery for over 30 years. Nate is a MDNA (Machinery Dealers National Association) member, an AMEA-certified senior equipment appraiser and a licensed equipment auctioneer. He has extensive knowledge of asset management, valuations, logistics, repossession and contract work for large banks/lenders.
A former Navy nuclear engineer, Mike has been selling and engineering plastics systems since the early 90’s. He also serves as the CTO of the Absolute Group of Companies. Mike sits on the safety committee injection molding machines (ANSI/OSHA) and manages all of the engineering work between the companies. Mike assists with process engineering, service, automation, compliance, material engineering and more.
Glenn has been around plastics machinery since he was born. He started working for his father who created Newbury injection molding machines in the 80’s, and then went on to become the national sales manager for Demag plastics. Now Glenn manages the Absolute Haitian segment of the AGC. Since becoming an owner in 2006 Absolute Haitian has seen a near exponential growth in sales and market share. Glenn sits on the equipment council for the Plastics Industry Association and is a highly active member within the plastics industry as a whole.