Ohio Tool Systems, Inc. was started in 1974 by Jack Grace and Ed Hoyle. Jack became sole owner in 2001. Formerly a Regional Manager with Ingersoll Rand, Jack moved all over the US with IR, and finally settled back in his home state of Ohio. The boom time of the 70’s and 80’s brought a lot of growth to the business and eventually he was joined by his two sons.
Greg Grace, President, joined Ohio Tool Systems in 1985 as a field salesman covering accounts all over Cleveland which he continues to do today. Prior to joining OTS, he attended BGSU and worked in the steel mills during summers.
Eric Grace, Vice President, started Mid State Industrial in 1986 in Columbus after attending BGSU as well. His hard work paid off as Mid State Industrial is one of the most successful precision fastening businesses in the Mid West.