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REM Sales Appoints New West Coast Business Unit Manager

Windsor, Connecticut (January 24, 2013) REM Sales (, the exclusive North American importer of Tsugami precision machine tools, announces the appointment of Aniel “Andy” Ruzzin to the position of West Coast Business Unit Manager, effective immediately. Mr. Ruzzin will be centrally based out of the Hartwig, Inc. office in Dallas, Texas. He will oversee sales and the fulfillment of orders with REM Sales’ western distribution network, including Hartwig, Ellison Technologies and Arizona CNC.

Mr. Ruzzin has more than twenty-five years of experience in the machine tool industry at the distributor and builder level. His experience includes a proven record of customer­-focused sales and service.  As Customer Care Manager of the Tool Division at United Grinding Technologies in Fredericksburg, Virginia, he led a large service team responsible for both parts and service. Previously, he was Vice President of Sales for Columbia Marking Tools in Chesterfield Township, Michigan where he oversaw both domestic and international sales. Mr. Ruzzin is skilled at customer relationship building, implementing customer feedback programs, and tracking customer issues to final resolution.

Mr. Ruzzin began his career as an application engineer and sales engineer at Unison Corporation in Ferndale, Michigan. He later joined ANCA, Inc. in Wixom, Michigan where he gained valuable experience as Technical Center Manager/Product Manager of punch and burr grinders. 

According to Michael Mugno, Vice President of REM Sales, “We’re extremely pleased to add Andy to our team in this pivotal role. With his proven leadership skills, Andy will provide valued support to our customers and help grow our base of business on the west coast.”

A Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer (CMTSE) and a member of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), Mr. Ruzzin continuously participates in Sandler Group Sales Training.  Enjoying fitness through golf and mountain biking, he is also a car enthusiast and motorcyclist.

REM Sales ( has been the exclusive North American importer of Tsugami Precision Machine Tools since 1978. A division of Morris Group, Inc. of Windsor, Connecticut, REM Sales sells new Tsugami machine tools via distribution channels and direct sales agents. The company also provides application engineering, service, and customer training.

Morris Group, Inc. ( is a privately held company that owns and operates fourteen divisions that supply high performance machine tools and related technology to help manufacturers achieve a greater return from their manufacturing operations.  The firm is located in Windsor, Connecticut and employs more than 500 people throughout the United States.