Stuart Mechlin Joins Board of Advisors of Machinery Systems/Machinery Tooling & Supply

Joins MT&S from Affiliated Distributors Industrial Supply Division.

Machinery Systems/Machinery Tooling & Supply owners Ron Mager and Bob Cuthbertson today announced the addition of Stu Mechlin to the Board of Advisors. Stu has a distinguished background in the Industrial Distribution industry, most recently serving as the Senior Vice-President of the Affiliated Distributors Industrial Supply Division. During his 12-year tenure with Affiliated Distributors, Stu directed the organization of 132 distributors and 150 manufacturers to consistently above market sales and earnings growth, helping independent distributors effectively compete with large, national competitors.

“MT&S has quickly grown to a $40 million subsidiary of Machinery Systems and we have a very aggressive 5-year growth plan. Stu will be an invaluable asset in helping us achieve our goals. He not only brings a wealth of industrial distribution experience to the Board, but incredible passion, enthusiasm and leadership skills,” said Bob Cuthbertson, President, Machinery Tooling & Supply. “When Stu announced his retirement from Affiliated Distributors we jumped at the opportunity. He is a rock star in our industry and we feel fortunate to have him as part of the team.”

As the largest U.S. distributor of Mazak machine tools, Machinery Systems Inc. (MSI) is focused on helping customers improve manufacturing efficiency. With almost 35 years of machine tool experience, MSI provides both the products and the expertise to increase customer throughput while decreasing costs. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, with a full-service branch in Brookfield, Wisconsin, MSI has positioned itself as the single source for fulfilling all machining needs. In addition to the Mazak line, MSI also offers high quality used CNC machines and financing. Their tooling company, Machinery Tooling and Supply, is a full line cutting tool and industrial supplier specializing in increasing their customer’s profitability by providing expert product application and inventory management systems for cutting tools, fluids and MRO supplies. For more information call 847-882-8085 or visit