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Jeffrey D. Ahrstrom, PhD

Jeffrey D. Ahrstrom, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
Ingersoll Machine Tools

Jeff Ahrstrom is a Chicago native and United States Marine Corps veteran where he earned the rank of Sergeant.   His post military career began with the global machine tool company Cincinnati Milacron as a field service trainee.  His roles with Cincinnati Milacron included Applications Engineer, Project Manager, Proposal Engineer, Various supervision roles in the sales and technical groups.  He led the Global Customer Parts & Service group, Aerospace manufacturing division, and International Sales development with particular focus on Brazil, Israel, Korea, and Russia.

Mr. Ahrstrom served as the President of laser fabrication machinery manufacturer, BLM Group USA.   His focus on growing the business and opening a state-of-the-art technology center in Novi Michigan doubled revenues during his tenure.  He also led Illinois based process equipment manufacturer Berndorf Band Group USA thru the acquisition of a sister company and realignment of the firm within the market.

In 2021, Ahrstrom joined Ingersoll Machine Tools as the COO and was moved to the CEO role in Q2-2022.

Dr. Ahrstrom holds a masters from Xavier University with additional concentrations in marketing & international management, a doctorate in Business Administration with research focused on Export Control and Influence within the Machine Tool segment.


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