Canadian Manufacturing

BLM Group names new president and COO

Appointment of Jeff Ahrstrom part of larger corporate organizational plan

August 6, 2015  by staff

Wixom, MI—BLM GROUP USA, a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Jeff Ahrstrom president and chief operating officer. The announcement was made by Jim Rutt, retiring president and chief operating officer.Jeff Ahrstrom BLM

“The appointment of a new president and COO was part of our overall corporate organizational plan established in July 2014,” said Rutt.

“The announcement of Jeff fulfills one area of that plan. Jeff will be a valuable asset to our organization and more particularly a valuable asset to our customers.”

Ahrstrom added, “BLM GROUP USA is a leader in its field and I welcome the opportunity to take the company forward and continue the growth realized under Jim’s tutelage.”


Ahrstrom has more than 30 years experience in the machine tool industry and was most recently managing director, central region with Ellison Technologies. Prior to that he held a variety of positions with Fives Machining Systems.

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